Construction Estimator - Alpha Industries LLC

Job Description:  
Alpha Industries, LLC is seeking an estimator with at least 5 years of industrial construction experience. This candidate should know the Dallas/Fort Worth market but could be involved in many out of state projects. Estimators will work primarily on negotiated industrial projects within our core markets: food and beverage, production facilities, chemical/power plants, piping/structural fabrication, and minor commercial projects. 

Estimators will work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors and are required to have the following skills: 
• Handling the project from the first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized 
• Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation
• Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
• Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials
• Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work 
• Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation
• Ability to prepare detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout
• Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost
• Must be able to collaborate with the project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements
• Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost
• Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages
• Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with the bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.
• Make subcontractor award recommendations to customer/owner and the negotiation and finalization of subcontracts with trade partners

• Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost/budget information to the customer/owner 
• Must have experience being a member of the team involved in requests for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project
• Ability to engage and develop business with new and existing customers
• Ability to lead the preparation and presentation of cost/budget information to the customer/owner
• Ability to lead and facilitate value engineering sessions with the project team and design team 
• Is a key participant with leadership experience involved in requests for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project
• Must be familiar with reviewing construction contracts and can identify key insurance and damages clauses
• Can lead, manage and motivate project teams during the preconstruction phase of a project
• Conceptual estimating specialty preferred

Qualifications:  
We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines
• Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills
• Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis
• Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues
• Effective participation in team environment, with both external and internal teammates
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office and CAD programs
• 5+ years of experience as an industrial construction estimator preferably within Alpha’s core markets
• Bachelor’s degree is a plus BUT not required
• A strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude
• This job is salaried and pay is based on experience within our market

Alpha Industries, LLC has been recognized for its strong company culture based on a well-defined purpose to always deliver more than is expected. Structured by three core values: Quality, Integrity, and Trust, Alpha is a team-oriented organization that empowers people at all levels to make decisions. Alpha has been ranked on the Fort Worth Business Press's “Top 100 Privately Owned Companies” and was awarded as the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce's "Emerging Business of the Year." For more information, visit http://www.alphaindustriesllc.com or get social with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.