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Sr. Concrete Estimator – Santa Clara

It’s fun to work at a company where people take pride and truly believe in what they’re doing. At Bothman, we’re committed to bringing passion and superior customer focus to all of our innovative construction projects. Although we work hard, and we’re serious about what we do – we care deeply about our employees and like to have a good time too. In fact, our core principal is Quality People and Quality Projects TM. Here’s a glimpse of some of the coolest projects we’ve worked on: Avaya Stadium (Home to the San Jose Earthquakes), the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, San Jose State University Event Center, Cupertino City Center Park, the Haunted House at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and the Guadalupe River Park to name a few. If a career at Bothman Construction sounds interesting to you, please read on!

We are seeking an experienced Sr. Concrete Estimator to support company established revenue goals by leading cost estimate efforts during the selling phase for the various construction activities the company performs.

General responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop estimating & securing strategy for all assigned projects.
  • Perform complete review of contract documents for designated project estimates.
  • Set-up estimate template for designated projects.
  • Delegate estimating tasks to various staff members.
  • Develop trade list and sub-contractor solicitation list.
  • Perform and/or delegate quantity take-offs on various selected trade work (private and public works projects). Confirm/validate all team take-off for assigned projects.
  • Coordinate/develop pre-bid requests for information.
  • Solicit material and sub-contractor pricing as required. Follow up with key subcontractors.
  • Determine equipment needs and solicit pricing.
  • Calculate labor estimates and determine applicable in-house trade labor rates.
  • Review material, equipment, and sub-contractor quotes prior to bid.
  • Hold in-house pre-bid meetings prior to large public bids and delegate bid day duties.
  • Work with staff to file bid protests as required.
  • Follow up with sub-contractors regarding results as necessary.
  • Prepare clear, concise and accurate bid proposals for various private projects.
  • Attend and help coordinate in-house pre-construction meetings with project management, production, and appropriate estimating staff.
  • Assist with initial project set-up with project manager; interact with project management through life of projects pertaining to specific task calculation and unforeseen project developments.
  • Attend owner pre-bid meetings, post construction meetings, seminars, and training programs.
  • Assist with updating material and sub-contractor sources.
  • Develop and maintain effective communications with all customers and manufacturer-suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or BA degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Management or equivalent experience.
  • 10 years experience bidding site (curb, gutter & sidewalk, architectural paving) and structural concrete (S.O.G./stemwall/spread footing foundations, S.O. Metal Deck, retaining walls, tilt up concrete structures, structural suspended slabs, etc. )
  • History of successful project procurement in both public and private works.
  • Strong plan comprehension & analysis skills.
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, and Microsoft Outlook.
  • Experience using both manual take-off methods and electronic take-off tools.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.  Candidate is able to work effectively as part of a team, or independently.

We offer excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K and competitive salary. E.O.E.

About Bothman Construction

Robert A. Bothman provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Robert A. Bothman complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings.

Robert A. Bothman Construction is a full-service, family-owned construction and general engineering company with offices in California and Hawaii. Founded in 1978, we are a recognized industry leader offering a full complement of pre- construction and construction services for public, commercial, industrial and privately owned projects. Our expertise covers a wide range of construction and general engineering specialties including: Sports & Recreational Facilities, Educational Facilities, Site Development & Heavy Engineering, Structural & Architectural Concrete, Solar & Renewable Energy, Stormwater Management and RABcrete TM Pervious Concrete. We believe in providing exceptional value and service to all of our clients and believe that dedication and hard work is the key to unlocking our continued growth and success.

Our headquarters are located in Santa Clara, California.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@bothman.com
Salary range: $150,000 – $175,000/year