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Kelly Services, Inc.

ER74 - Cost Estimator

Kelly Services, Inc. - Dearborn, MI

Job Description
The Cost Estimator acts as a key contributor in the work acquisition process for a fast-paced construction and landscape company by producing accurate conceptual construction cost budgets and estimates. Supports project planning by preparing cost analysis and estimates for design concepts. Consistently demonstrates ability to accurately predict scope and cost based on historical data and industry knowledge. The estimator’s scope and estimate must be easily translated by customers without detailed plans and specs always available. These estimates should also consider all sustainability initiatives and detail impact to environment as well as to budget.\r
Develops and prepares conceptual estimates with minimal or no subcontractor assistance using limited preliminary design documents and information. Review plans and develop inclusions, exclusions and stipulations for each project. Often leads preconstruction efforts for management team, including conducting preconstruction meetings. Interfaces with customers and team to understand desired concept and full scope of work. Responsible for collecting and maintaining historical cost data to improve estimate accuracy. Conducts value analysis, life cycle costing, constructability analysis and alternatives analysis. Works with team to ensure scope meets scheduling expectations from customer. Incorporates environmental assessment methodologies including LEED. Effectively communicates estimates and scope to internal team members and sees the project through completion. Uses final as-built construction costs to refine estimation methods over time. Must be able to meet strict timing deadlines. This position will report directly to the manager.\r
Minimum four-year degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, Horticulture or similar field. 2 years of Commercial Estimating and Construction experience preferred.\r
Construction estimation, scheduling, cost control, cost analysis. Must be adept at learning new programs and software. Proficient in MS Office. Strong oral and written communication skills. Highly organized\r
LEED AP BD&C accreditation preferred or to be acquired within 6 months of hiring.\r
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Kelly Services®

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5 days 17 hours ago

Kelly Services, Inc.


ER74 - Cost Estimator Kelly Services, Inc. - Dearborn, MI, United States


Location: Dearborn, MI

Company Profile:
William Russell Kelly founded the company in Detroit on October 7, 1946, operating as the Russell Kelly Office Service. He is widely credited with pioneering the modern temporary help industry. The company was renamed Kelly Girl Service in 1957, and it became Kelly Services® in 1966 to reflect the growing services of the company. Established in the International Marketplace In 1968, Kelly Services opened its first international office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The company’s first European office opened in 1972 in Paris, France. Today, we offer a full suite of outsourcing, consulting, and staffing solutions—delivered globally from over a 70-year heritage of dynamic talent innovations. Total Sales Revenue in 2016 was $5.3 billion. Fortune U.S. Rank Kelly Services is currently ranked 490 in the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest companies.