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Conrado Home Builders

Assistant Estimator

Business Development & Estimating – Saratoga, California
Department Business Development & Estimating
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job Description

The Assistant Estimator is responsible for supporting the Estimator in their preparation of estimates for Conrado projects, as well as researching building methods and products, and qualifying subcontractors.

Assist with estimating process, including:

  • Obtain digital files of plans and specifications and file
  • Obtain hard copy set of plans. Print if necessary
  • Plan check and highlight plans
  • Create digital client folders and sub folders
  • Build and assemble job books
  • Visit site and take pre-bid pictures of existing conditions
  • Create e-black books
  • Tag black books for estimating
  • Create project bidder’s list
  • Prepare online project information site
  • Place bid information on-line
  • Request and manage subcontractor proposals
  • Set-up and assist with subcontractor walkthroughs
  • Request and manage RFI’s
  • Review bids
  • Follow-up with subs for bids
  • Assist with value engineering
  • Build budgets, specifications, and cover sheets for presentation
  • Monthly, update estimating schedule with current information

Assist with construction process, including:

  • Copy job folders for project managers prior to beginning of construction
  • Update scopes of work after budget approval
  • Assist project managers with obtaining supplemental bids once construction has started
  • Weekly, track subcontracts issued and update Subcontractor Tracker and budget spreadsheets
  • Weekly site visits of projects in construction
  • At completion of project, assist with post-mortem budget and schedule analysis
  • Assist with qualifying new subcontractors
  • As needed, qualify subcontractors to work for Conrado
  • Research new products and subcontractors

Company Overview:

The Conrado Company builds luxury custom homes and estates. We focus on technically challenging projects where homeowners expect a high level of service. Our projects range from the South Bay to the mid-Peninsula and we place a high emphasis on superior project management and client relations.

Our employment package includes competitive wages, medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, as well as a 401k with employer match. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. 

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  • Location
    Saratoga, California
  • Department
    Business Development & Estimating
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
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