Shawmut Design and Construction MEP Estimator - Luxury Homes in Los Angeles, California

At Shawmut, our primary objective is to deliver exceptional service catered to our clients’ specific goals and concerns. Our project teams deliver top quality work through a hands-on, collaborative process while keeping our clients’ best interests our absolute focus at all times. With specialized training and the support of a national company, we foster project teams whose skill and dedication leads to the deliberate, predictable and repeatable construction experiences that have attracted and retained the top clients in every market in which we focus. The most memorable construction experiences are based on one principle—it’s the people who make the difference. And at Shawmut, we have the very best.

Shawmut is currently seeking an MEP Estimator to join its Los Angeles office to support projects for our local luxury homes business. A Shawmut MEP Estimator is responsible for all aspects of project preparation to ensure that that proper documentation is in place and is executed to the highest standards on all projects.

The qualified candidate must have a full understanding of MEP systems and components and be able to scope and analyze MEP bids. In addition, they are responsible for the estimate development which includes assisting the team on larger projects if necessary. A Shawmut MEP Estimator is also part of a larger team and must be able to work as a team player. They should have great communication skills and be able to help grow and develop assigned Estimators while building and maintaining their own relationships with external and internal clients. This role will work under the guidance of both the Estimating Manager and the Director of Estimating. Responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with the project team to plan the job prior to project initiation i.e. procurement issues, logistics, etc.

  • Review drawings and generate drawing review comments that indicate constructability issues, value engineering, incomplete scope of work and dimensional problems to ensure timely correction and early detection of any potential issues

  • Produce MEP estimating budgets ensuring all components are included and price estimates are accurate and realistic

  • Provide MEP budgets from conceptual documents making certain all MEP systems are accurately estimated and all system components are included

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of project strategy and deploy this throughout the estimating process

  • Ensure that the information required to begin the estimating process is accurate and available

  • Work within establish pre-construction budget

  • Ensures that the best bids are obtained for each trade, based on the needs of the project

  • Structure a fair and comprehensive final sub bid process by incorporating all information from previous budgets, by educating all subs on the Shawmut view of the project, including, but not limited to detailed written scope of work, logistics, etc., so that they are all bidding on the same work

  • Present information and proposals effectively to clients based on their needs and preferences

  • Uphold Shawmut Values and 16 Best Practices

  • Good understanding of MEP market, equipment suppliers and subcontractor base.

  • 5-7 year's experience in MEP and construction estimating.

  • Vast knowledge of all trades: scope, time frames/field execution, typical missed scope/exposures

  • Understand MEP systems and components, and be able to scope and analyze MEP bids

  • Project experience to include complex residential renovations, ground up and build outs

  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge about estimating processes and delivery methods

  • Solid conceptual estimating experience

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Experience working in a rapidly growing organization

  • Some flexibility to travel

ID: 2018-3810

Division: Construction Operations

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Street: 11390 West Olympic Boulevard