Top Estimator Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for an Estimator. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Estimator resumes they appeared on. For example, 17.0% of Estimator resumes contained General Contractors as a skill. Let's find out what skills an Estimator actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Estimator resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. General Contractors

high Demand
Here's how General Contractors is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Developed excellent working relationships with General Contractors, collaborating closely throughout the bid process, resulting in long-term business relationships.
  • Reviewed plans and specifications, estimated material volumes, developed bidding documentations and submitted bids to general contractors.
  • Compiled estimates and budgets for commercial facilities while working closely with vendors, subcontractors and general contractors.
  • Meet with general contractors and related trade professionals to develop long lasting relationships and business opportunities.
  • Complete Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Take-Offs from architectural and engineering prints as provided by General Contractors.
  • Worked closely with subcontractors, general contractors and architects in negotiating and selling materials quoted.
  • Worked up budget estimates for engineering, development and construction management firms and general contractors.
  • Participate scope interviews with owners and general contractors for cost explanations and price negotiations.
  • Worked with general contractors estimating subcontract agreements for the installation of commercial building products.
  • Maintained excellent rapport with product manufacturers, distributors, subcontractors, and general contractors.
  • Communicated with general contractors, developers and executive team on a daily basis.
  • Receive invitations to bid from general contractors, review architectural plans and specifications.
  • Drafted and presented detailed contract proposals to General Contractors and Mechanical Contractors.
  • Accessed project information through various general contractors then preparing estimates and proposals.
  • Maintain relationships with general contractors, facility managers, architects and designers.
  • Performed project management duties such as obtaining material certifications for general contractors.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors and general contractors to final proposal submission.
  • Partner with general contractors to coordinate installation schedules for multiple projects.
  • Helped subcontractors network by establishing relationships between them and general contractors.
  • Developed relationships with general contractors and end-users building a service base.

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2. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Project Management of Miscellaneous Metal projects with responsibilities included scheduling, fabrication, hiring sub-contractors, pulling permits and accounts receivables.
  • Project management and sales for manufacturer of stability chambers used for testing temperature and humidity conditions of pharmaceutical and consumer products.
  • Answered questions and communicated regularly with many company departments including Project Management, Sales, Distribution, and Engineering.
  • Delivered and won consistently profitable bids, including multiple large-scale bids; collaborated with project management following winning bid.
  • Acted along with superintendent as liaison with various sub-contractors in learning project management skills including several million-dollar projects.
  • Direct and prepare specifications and big documents under the general direction of engineering or project management staff.
  • Provide recommendations in logistics organization, planning, and management processes, organizational structures and project management.
  • Performed estimating and project management for this service-oriented business contracting to municipalities and residential property owners.
  • Project Turnover: Kick off awarded contracts to Project Management for manufacturing and installation of material.
  • Prepared and handled commercial/residential fire & water losses and project management regarding reconstruction of the properties.
  • Project management consisting of subcontract administration, purchasing, scheduling material, equipment and subcontractors.
  • Provided requested information to project management staff and clients to ensure successful completion of projects.
  • Implemented project management procedure to effectively insure project completion on budget and on schedule.
  • Performed estimating and project management on custom lockers used in commercial and Institutional use.
  • Full project management responsibility from the initial product selection through to the final installation.
  • Coordinate all project award meetings between the estimating departments to project management.
  • Project Management - assisted project manager with verifying specifications and takeoff accuracy.
  • Conducted turnover meetings for projects transitioning from estimating to project management.
  • Project management techniques to ensure quality control and customer satisfaction.
  • Involved extensively in large commercial project bidding and project management.

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3. Customer Service

high Demand
Here's how Customer Service is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Utilized exceptional product knowledge, customer service and integrity to consistently exceed identified sales goals in the carpet department.
  • Liaised between sales/customer service and production to provide accurate quotes to customers maximizing production efficiency and company margin.
  • Worked with Sales and Customer Service Representatives to provide customers with estimates based on certain criteria and specifications.
  • Used excellent communication skills to maintain positive relations with customers providing outstanding customer service and follow-through.
  • Provided alternate transportation and coordinated vehicle rentals as part of the extended customer service program.
  • Position duties - Technical sales and customer service for manufacturer of technical industrial processing equipment.
  • Broadened market share through relationship building and maintained existing relationships through excellent customer service.
  • Provided quality customer service through qualification and interpretation of plans and customer requests.
  • Provide excellent customer service in advising customers and insurance companies on body repairs.
  • Maintained quality customer service through excellent communication skills and reacting to customer needs.
  • Provided excellent customer service including the area of product application and installation.
  • Provide excellent customer service to customers and insurance adjusters or appraisers.
  • Provide & maintain excellent customer service, ensuring prolonged business relationships.
  • Promoted to Job Engineer/Estimator/Customer Service Manager, promoted to Account Manager.
  • Served as company's salesman and managed all inside/outside customer service.
  • Performed customer service duties including answering phone calls and scheduling appointments.
  • Maintained exceptional customer service representative relations in house and customer relations.
  • Deliver high-quality customer service satisfaction within the company service level objectives.
  • Develop relationships with builders through project management and superior customer service.
  • Provided consistent customer service throughout each project to insure complete satisfaction.

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4. Sales Department

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Here's how Sales Department is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Reviewed contract forms submitted by the sales department for completeness/accuracy and processed them accordingly.
  • Key Responsibilities: -Prepare estimates based on customer specifications received from Sales Department.
  • Assisted commercial sales department in preparing quotes for mechanical contractors
  • Bid Screening, receive and review all client bids and job quotes as they are received or generated by sales department.
  • Single Point of contact to the Sales Department for pricing on special products, also giving support to close the sale.
  • Organized and maintained drawings and specifications for the entire sales department after the projects were quoted and waiting for project execution.
  • Managed projects for the sales department and organized the quoting and proposal process which resulted in increased efficiency.
  • Designed and developed costing/pricing programs that assisted the sales department in generating quick and accurate cost quotes.
  • Bring support and back up to our outside sales team as for the whole sales department.
  • Oversee the bidding and pricing of all pricing requests from the sales department for residential homes.
  • Generated detailed estimates, reports and spreadsheets for new and re-occurring projects for the sales department.
  • Presented to the Sales Department of new costing information and related adjustments to selling prices.
  • Received requests for quotation from customers through the outside sales department and the production manager.
  • Assist sales department with preparation of inquiries and final appraisal of submitted quotes as required.
  • Work with sales department, shop foreman, and outside vendors to create project estimates.
  • Prepared cost estimates for sales department staff in addition to performing inside sales duties.
  • Total responsibility for determining dollar value on each job presented to the sales department.
  • Submitted take-offs and designs to aid in providing estimates for the sales department.
  • Work with engineering, shop and sales departments during bidding and fabrication process.
  • Interacted with sales department to ensure all documents are available for the designers.

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5. Insurance Companies

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Here's how Insurance Companies is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Obtain insurance estimates by contacting insurance companies; reviewing damage estimates with insurance adjuster; resolving repair and replacement requirements.
  • Estimated vehicle damages, ordered parts, scheduled and coordinated repairs, submitted required documentation to insurance companies.
  • Examine damaged vehicles and appraised dollar amount of collision damage and forwarded results to insurance companies and customers
  • Learned insurance companies Direct Repair Program guidelines in order to efficiently and accurately complete vehicle repair plans.
  • Served as personal representative for Company to county project managers, insurance companies and other officials.
  • Obtain insurance estimates by contacting insurance companies; review damage estimates with insurance adjuster.
  • Followed guidelines and provided estimates for several insurance companies through their preferred vendor programs.
  • Provided detailed line estimates to insurance companies after a cleanup from a disastrous event
  • Prepared collision estimates for customers and insurance companies, evaluating vehicles with technician.
  • Measured effectiveness of communication used in the negotiation process with insurance companies.
  • Communicate with insurance companies, providing required documentation and estimates as needed.
  • Negotiated price amounts with insurance companies while maintaining good standing relationships.
  • Coordinate communications and repair information between the customer and insurance companies.
  • Communicated on a regular basis with approximately eight DRP insurance companies.
  • Created clientele following in insurance-loss repair work with several insurance companies.
  • Coordinate with several insurance companies on supplements and adjustments to estimates.
  • Submitted repair with digital images to insurance companies for reimbursement.
  • Maintained communication with customers and insurance companies on vehicle repairs.
  • Managed negotiation directly with insurance companies for final repair estimate.
  • Direct repair program maintaining relationships with partnered Insurance Companies.

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6. Quantity Take-Offs

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Here's how Quantity Take-Offs is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Interpreted construction documents; organized and prepared quantity take-offs and cost estimates for commercial and industrial subcontract work of various kinds.
  • Calculated quantity take-offs and estimates Performed concrete testing, mix design calculations, and quality control Supervised and scheduled field personnel
  • Perform accurate quantity take-offs and evaluate project costs effectively and competitively based on blueprints and site visits.
  • Develop detailed quantity take-offs based on design scope criteria, specifications and other relevant documentation.
  • Prepared cost estimates and quantity take-offs for high end architectural metal and railing manufacturer.
  • Gained experienced with reading construction drawings and performing quantity take-offs for estimating purposes.
  • Provided quantity take-offs and cost estimates for select demolition projects in Indianapolis.
  • Produce material quantity take-offs of Zone housing designs using various estimating programs.
  • Completed quantity take-offs, prepared material, manpower and labor estimates.
  • Performed digital quantity take-offs of airfield markings for international airport projects.
  • Obtained accurate and detailed Quantity take-offs using On-Screen Takeoff Software.
  • Performed quantity take-offs of residential, commercial and industrial edifices.
  • Performed quantity take-offs of energy efficient products for commercial projects.
  • Performed detailed interpretations of architectural plans and provided quantity take-offs.
  • Provided Quantity take-offs on material and equipment for Estimators.
  • Perform quantity take-offs using McSquared Takeoff software.
  • Prepared quantity take-offs of building components.
  • Prepared accurate quantity take-offs and estimates.
  • Performed quantity take-offs of materials.
  • Prepared detailed cost estimates in accordance with RFP instructions; perform quantity take-offs; determine resource requirements and develop production rates.

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7. New Construction

high Demand
Here's how New Construction is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Provide budget estimates for planning of conceptual medical projects based on preliminary documents for area updates and new construction.
  • Utilized relevant RFQ information for developing estimates for new construction projects.
  • Estimated residential and new construction homes for heating and air conditioning
  • Utilize multiple computer based programs to generate new construction estimates.
  • Provided estimates for new construction waterproofing and managed projects.
  • Designed and estimated residential houses for new construction.
  • Work as part of the estimating team on new construction estimates and budgets ranging from $5,000,000 to $50,000,000.
  • Measured and estimated flooring and labor for new flooring installations in both retail customers homes and new construction homes.
  • Estimate job cost and compile bids for commercial and residential plumbing jobs, including new construction and remodeling refits.
  • Complete accurate and timely Material Estimates for Remodeling and New Construction Projects for all aspects of the construction process.
  • Major retail chains and K-12 schools: Seismic upgrades, major renovations, tenant improvements, and new construction.
  • Started and Completed Take Off s for Electrical Lighting for New Construction of Apartment Complexes and Assisted Living Complexes.
  • Prepared and submitted bids (up to $2 million) to general contractors for new construction projects.
  • Detailed quantity takeoffs and initial pricing for new construction and remodeling hospitals, banks, and Sheraton hotels.
  • Worked for two partner companies developing labor and material estimates and budgets for new construction and remodeling.
  • Worked with staff Engineers and Designers to identify raw material quantities and costs for new construction projects.
  • Estimate glass and glazing quotes for new construction and remodel using blue prints and specification manuals.
  • Performed take offs/estimates based off of blueprints for new construction and renovations for contractors and salesmen.
  • Complete bids and quotes from start to finish for new construction and renovation of projects.
  • Performed audit and review for accuracy all field books and diaries for new construction projects.

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8. Shop Drawings

high Demand
Here's how Shop Drawings is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Created all shop drawings for architectural approval and manufacturer s warranty.
  • Generated professional to-scale shop drawings for customer approval.
  • Reviewed architectural and/or shop drawings.
  • Generate shop drawings for manufacturing.
  • Monitored/updated the progress of shop drawings submitted to the client, coordinated with the client representatives for drawings approval from client.
  • Prepared bid proposals, shop drawings, CPM schedules, and performed cost accounting for both private and public projects.
  • Project Manager Successfully implemented contracts, field review of projects and modifications of plans and shop drawings as needed.
  • Receive phone calls, shop drawings, plus read blueprints from our customers to put bids together.
  • Created shop drawings for roofing assemblies to match our own designs or manufacturer specifications.
  • Quoted material from architectural drawings / specifications, shop drawings, and elevation take-offs.
  • Created required shop drawings, ordered materials, and assisted with project management.
  • Assisted client in preparing shop drawings for approval prior to start of work.
  • Provided shop drawings for architect's approval upon being awarded the contract.
  • Coordinate with drafting team for preparation of shop drawings and obtaining approvals.
  • Create package to include install diagrams/shop drawings for the installation department.
  • Drafted shop drawings and added functionality and design upgrades where needed.
  • Create shop drawings from civil plans for plant to build products.
  • Generate shop drawings for roof & floor truss designs for production.
  • Created shop drawings and submitted detailed packages for general contractors.
  • Assemble and submit equipment and material shop drawings for approval.

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9. CAD

high Demand
Here's how CAD is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Reviewed architectural drawings and accurately prepared highly detailed quantity surveys/material take-offs using MS Excel and AutoCAD for projects from 50 cu.
  • Incorporated power points to General Arrangement Plans using Excel/CAD & created preliminary wire/conduit layouts to support calculations & visual representation.
  • Prepared settlement analysis and restoration recommendations and reconfigured interior layout of buildings on AutoCad.
  • Applied two decades of construction estimating expertise, including expert consultation.
  • Implemented on-line plan capabilities and developed estimating process via using AutoCAD.
  • Experience designing electrical components using AutoCAD2011.
  • Utilized AutoCAD and Microsoft Excel extensively.
  • Utilized AutoCAD to perform quantity take-offs
  • Reviewed rough and final grade layouts, blueprints, CAD files, proposals, and other documents to estimate actual quantities.
  • Prepare Steel Bar Joists and Steel Decking Approval Plans for contractors in accordance with the Steel Joists Institute standards utilizing AutoCad.
  • Completed construction schedule using Microsoft Project of West Point Academy and validated the estimate from outside Estimating Firm cost $196M.
  • Used architectural floor plan to build 3D BIM for University of Delaware Academy Street Dining and Residence hall for bidding purposes.
  • Coordinated efforts with the Director of Construction Services, Purchasing Manager, CAD designers, division managers and construction representatives.
  • Prepare information from scaled floor plans, site measurements, AutoCAD, PDF and scanned drawings to calculate flooring/wall installations.
  • Design Shop drawings for soil erosion and control plans, excavation plans, project site access plans using AutoCAD Software.
  • Design, prepare BOM and estimate of underground collection system for solar farms and wind projects using AutoCAD 2011.
  • Calculate using AutoCAD how much material needs to be used per room/area/project for proposal and later for purchasing.
  • Used CAD and nesting software to develop prints and data necessary to make parts and accurately quote jobs.
  • Developed and prepared cost estimates of material and labor by analyzing proposals, requirements, and CAD drawings.
  • Designed and prepared CADD drawings for permit, shop drawings, and sent out drawings to be printed.

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10. Cost Estimates

high Demand
Here's how Cost Estimates is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Developed detailed manufacturing cycle time forecasts and established precise cost estimates for product launches by closely analyzing pricing and market trends.
  • Developed budgetary cost estimates based on Thermal Process requirements as well as assisted in planning and developing proposed project schedules.
  • Developed cost estimates based on specifications provided by customers for a broad array of bindery and finishing projects.
  • Assembled complete and accurate cost estimates on individual manufactured products to be modified to meet client specification requirements.
  • Prepare cost estimates for capital improvement and maintenance construction projects for the industrial and petrochemical industries.
  • Evaluated customer needs and requirements; developed cost estimates for residential, commercial, and industrial customers
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to provide independent, impartial cost estimates.
  • Understand requirements of each individual project and translated the requirements into cost estimates and manufacturing details.
  • Project Estimator with responsible of producing all mechanical & electrical material take-off and cost estimates.
  • Tracked project cost estimates throughout development process; estimates included nested material and purchase orders.
  • Prepare cost estimates/quotes for manufacture of parts and assemblies based upon customer drawings and specifications.
  • Developed committed quantity and cost estimates for both new product development and non-standard options.
  • Prepared cost estimates and coordinated Project Buyouts for Commercial Plumbing Projects for Mechanical Contractors.
  • Supervised other engineers and reviewed and approved designs, calculations and cost estimates.
  • Utilized engineering documents, information, and specifications to prepare sound cost estimates.
  • Solicited cost estimates from subcontractors required to execute ground-up amenity center projects.
  • Determine cost estimates on incoming new business based on Architectural and Structural Drawings
  • Provide cost estimates for the implementation of major industrial capital investment projects.
  • Prepared detailed cost estimates for the mechanical equipment portions of industrial projects.
  • Support Flex global manufacturing sites with mechanical component and tooling cost estimates.

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11. Job Site

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Here's how Job Site is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Job site visits to verify measurements and requirements to provide accurate estimates to customers.
  • Supervised and oversaw entire grading and utility installation for several job sites.
  • Scheduled installation crews and coordinated delivery of materials to job sites.
  • Complete job site evaluations for installations and or retrofit replacements.
  • Performed regular job site observations during construction.
  • Visit job sites and evaluate estimating accuracy.
  • Assisted workers and foreman on various job sites when shorthanded to get the job done in an orderly and safely manner.
  • Conducted programmed inspections of job sites to ensure accuracy of work, OSHA & EPA compliance, and satisfaction of client.
  • Created, copied and distributed maps to personnel with directions to job sites from GIS website and county subdivision publications.
  • Managed a crew of techs and sub contractors working on job sites to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Visit the job site and finalize the scope of work based on a detailed examination of the building and measurements.
  • Collected and copied plans for potential job sites - Worked up estimates for job bidding - Answered phone and relayed messages
  • Develop sales through estimates at all types of job sites, within a 125 radius of Latrobe, PA.
  • Attended meeting with clients, estimators, owners, buildings managers, and supers at job sites and offices.
  • Surveyed job sites and performed drawing takeoffs for cost of materials and labor estimate for use in bidding proposals.
  • Traveled to job sites to resolve problems, obtain information, investigate claims and assist in any way possible.
  • Job responsibilities included managing a job site, and perform services in an organizing, polite, respectful manner.
  • Visited job sites for potential new jobs and determined need for material, labor, equipment, and subcontractors.
  • Use personal computer, fax machine, printer, scanner, and operate camera for job site updates.
  • Audit job sites to ensure scopes of work were being followed by the site superintendents and the subcontractors.

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12. Purchase Orders

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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Reviewed and incorporated historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, and productivity analysis reports into unit man hour figures.
  • Estimated damages and scheduled customer vehicles for repairs Created Repair and Purchase orders and delegated jobs to technicians
  • Followed up on supplements to secure authorization for additional repairs initiated purchase orders for required parts.
  • Created estimates in QuickBooksSent purchase orders Contacted customers regarding estimates Contacted vendors for quotes on products
  • Evaluated fabricators bid, scheduled all fabricated items for shipment including processing of purchase orders.
  • Verified vendor information to comply with Purchase Orders including spare part recommendation.
  • Issued purchase order for assigned communities and investigated variance purchase orders.
  • Complete purchase orders and all corresponding paperwork for materials ordered.
  • Developed new company procedures to maintain purchase orders.
  • Provided purchase orders per backlog and distributed accordingly.
  • Generated purchase orders and maintained inventory levels.
  • Review customer's purchase orders for quantities, part numbers, descriptions, pricing, due date, and shipping information.
  • Completed 95% of quote requests on the day received; approximately 30% capture rate for purchase orders.
  • Achieved a high level of internal customer satisfaction by releasing purchase orders in a timely and accurate manor.
  • Created purchase orders and then matched what was received to what was exactly ordered and verified all pricing.
  • Solicited bid information and audited house plans for proper takeoffs, created custom change orders and purchase orders.
  • Reconcile quotes to match purchase orders and provide project coordinator with specific instructions to order and ship equipment.
  • Performed retail sales in each department, taught and attended seminars, and completed purchase orders and invoicing.
  • Review and approve invoices, material slips, purchase orders, contracts, and proposals to verify accuracy.
  • Follow through with residential jobs by preparing estimates, purchase orders and work orders for these customers.

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13. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Estimated product and freight pricing for mechanical/HVAC proposals based on mechanical plans and specifications.
  • Performed HVAC estimation services for residential and commercial customers.
  • Estimated assigned HVAC projects using Maxwell estimation software.
  • Established lowest possible unit cost within technical requirements of HVAC equipment; formed and maintained cost structure of standard product lines.
  • Complete preparation of proposals, from take-off to submission (primarily HVAC & plumbing, with remaining trades as subcontractors).
  • Utilized blueprints, specifications, and knowledge of controls/HVAC construction industry to analyze project needs and compile detailed cost estimate.
  • Followed up with customer upon new HVAC installation competition to answer any questions they may have or address any concerns.
  • Translate staff and company needs into detailed and concise specifications for purchasing and installing HVAC / Mechanical equipment and materials.
  • Submitted bid requests to numerous preferred HVAC vendors for purchase of industrial commercial equipment required for each project awarded.
  • Write up cost of equipment, parts, and labor for HVAC equipment to be installed in to homes.
  • Type of estimates done: Structural, Civil, Architecture, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Fire systems.
  • Advanced Specialty Contractors is a union Insulation company that provides HVAC /Plumbing insulation services for industrial and commercial markets.
  • Supported lead estimators with HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection costs for a major specialty construction management firm.
  • Look at blueprints of construction jobs and send out bids based off of HVAC supplies that we sell.
  • Provide estimates to clients for National service accounts: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and General Repairs.
  • Estimated Plumbing, HVAC, Irrigation Systems, Fuel Storage systems, Fire Protection and Water Filtration.
  • Performed sales estimates and quality control for HVAC installation, focusing on residential and small commercial projects.
  • Estimated Houston Office Building on Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection, Communication and Security.
  • Evaluated subcontractor proposals for HVAC, plumbing, fire protection & cathodic protect scopes of work.
  • Estimated projects(commercial/industrial) for round duct and fittings for the HVAC and industrial applications.

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14. Direct Repair Programs

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Here's how Direct Repair Programs is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Manage direct repair programs to ensure compliance and profitability.
  • Participated in direct repair programs with multiple insurance carriers.
  • Estimated repairs for customer pay and direct repair programs.
  • Work with insurance companies to join Direct Repair Programs.
  • Handle multiple insurance accounts for direct repair programs.
  • Utilize direct repair programs with insurance companies.
  • Complete insurance estimates for direct repair programs.
  • Managed 5 Direct Repair Programs.
  • Possess several different levels of knowledge of parameters of insurance companies guidelines for direct repair programs.
  • Coordinated four insurance company Direct Repair Programs (DRPs) and coordinated shop collision damage repair operations.
  • Handle paper work with Insurance Direct Repair Programs Providing quality Collision Estimates.

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15. RFI

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Here's how RFI is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Submitted all necessary RFI's, bond paperwork, insurance requirements, and work history required in public sealed bid projects.
  • Review plans & specs, analyze location & site, identify discrepancies & cost issues; write RFI's.
  • Maintain extensive project knowledge, review bid requirements thoroughly, develop RFI's and submit clarifications on each bid.
  • Assist with the sub-contractors with the RFI's and coordination with their respective trades during the bidding preparation.
  • Look for discrepancies and communicate by RFI's to the Architect and or contractors to acquire additional information.
  • Develop RFI's and clarifications to ensure all information is received to make sure all material are covered.
  • Compose succinct proposals specifically detailing inclusions, exclusions, clarifications to bid and RFI's to contractors.
  • Print out shop drawing, review specifications, RFI and material take offs for multiple projects.
  • Develop RFI's and clarifications to ensure adequate information is provided to the project team.
  • Submitted RFI's to architect or structural engineer when blueprints were inaccurate or in question.
  • Organize and file purchase orders, receipts, RFI's, and addendum for projects.
  • Submit RFI'S, fill out customer scope along with our excel based estimates.
  • Read blueprints, specifications and addenda, send RFI's to engineers and contractors.
  • Attend job walks, process RFI's and follow up on proposals submitted.
  • Issued RFI's and change request proposals during the construction phase.
  • Experience writing RFI's by reviewing all documentation for correctness.
  • Send RFI for clarification, get updated price from vendors.
  • Submitted Request for Information (RFI) to project engineer.
  • Prepared RFI's or requested clarifications during the bid stage.
  • Perform estimates, takeoffs, and RFI s for bidding.

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16. Repair Process

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Here's how Repair Process is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Provided exceptional customer service by keeping the customer informed throughout the entire repair process
  • Monitored repairs of vehicles, communicate with customers regarding repair process/progress.
  • Facilitated production management of automobiles in the collision repair process.
  • Supervised the repair process from beginning to end including any supplements
  • Communicated with insurance adjuster's during repair process.
  • Communicate effectively with customers during repair process.
  • Assisted customers with estimates, explanation of the repair process, drop off and pick up and updates during the repairs.
  • Order parts, set up rentals, write supplements, while maintaining contact with customers and insurance companies throughout repair process.
  • Learned the basics of the collision repair process, estimating, part allocation, and all other aspects of collision repair.
  • Order necessary parts and follow vehicle through repair process ensuring great customer service by communicating with owner and insurance company.
  • Assigned work to technicians and followed vehicles through the repair process and made sure the techs were paid accordingly.
  • Maintain body shop records by recording repair and replacement actions as well as taking notes throughout the repair process.
  • Schedule customer's repairs, Order and track parts, Delegate work and manage repair process with shop techs.
  • Handled overflow on walk-in estimates and all aspects of repair process from initial estimates to completion of repair.
  • Track vehicles through body shop repair process, use computer spreadsheets, estimating program and repair order program.
  • Follow the vehicle all the way through the repair process until complete checking for any supplemental damage.
  • Developed excellent working relationship with USAA adjusters and members to facilitate the claims and repair process.
  • Follow repair processes throughout shop stations and address any supplemental repairs, parts or issues needed.
  • Maintained high customer service scores while keeping a low repair cycle time throughout the repair process.
  • Negotiate with insurance companies for supplemental damages found during repair process and order any necessary parts.

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17. Bid Proposals

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Here's how Bid Proposals is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Created databases containing information on completed jobs for performance evaluations and development of production rates for future bid proposals.
  • Cost AnalysisPrepared estimates and budgets for municipal water tower installations, reviewed bid specifications and prepared bid proposals.
  • Estimated projects and submitted bid proposals, procurement of materials, assisted in project management and office administration.
  • Project management incorporating bid proposals, solicitation of subcontractors, and coordination of the project work schedule.
  • Solicited bid proposals through daily communication with subcontractors to obtain the best possible pricing information.
  • Prepared bid proposals for large contractors and individual customers using proven competitive techniques.
  • Preformed project estimates/take-offs, located material and material cost and prepared bid proposals.
  • Prepared estimates using company required software for take-off and bid proposals.
  • Prepare descriptive bid proposals for final revision by supervisor before sending.
  • Solicited and systematically organized subcontractor bid proposals for multiple projects.
  • Compile bid proposals from subcontractors for final proposal to owner/architect.
  • Completed bid proposals with all associated inclusions and exclusions.
  • Developed estimates and bid proposals for various construction projects.
  • Prepared estimates and controlled project documentation concerning bid proposals.
  • Conducted bid walks and prepared bid proposals/estimates.
  • Review bid proposals with subcontractor for accuracy.
  • Collaborated with upper management on bid proposals.
  • Solicit subcontractor/material supplier bid proposals.
  • Evaluated all types of Masonry structures in order to compile bid proposals for labor, materials, and equipment to contractors.
  • Performed take-offs to verify and analyze subcontractors' bid proposals by reviewing statements of work, quantities, and proposed materials.

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18. Value Engineering

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Here's how Value Engineering is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Leveraged strong relationships across local, national and global subcontractors identifying value engineering alternatives to save cost and time.
  • Reviewed construction drawings and engineering specifications for cost effectiveness and suggestions for value engineering alternatives where applicable.
  • Perform estimates and value engineering for precision metal projects for clients including major aerospace and military customers.
  • Performed value engineering for land developers processing feasibility studies and projecting costs and budgets for future projects.
  • Reviewed project quotes to detect oversights/improve cost estimation through value engineering to win project bids against competitors.
  • Performed take-offs and issued value engineering alternatives as required to achieve target budget.
  • Provided value engineering internally and externally with clients to obtain contracts.
  • Created preliminary project schedules and budgets and performed value engineering analyses.
  • Performed value engineering and associated estimates to bring projects into budget.
  • Provided critical analysis along with value engineering of design/construction methods.
  • Delivered value engineering suggestions at throughout design development process.
  • Conducted design optimization and value engineering for projects.
  • Experience with value engineering and limited project management.
  • Provided value engineering alternates in competitive situations.
  • Work directly with contractors regarding value engineering.
  • Present value engineering options to project management.
  • Present value engineering suggestions with proposals.
  • Provided value engineering to customers.
  • Take off to proposals, value engineering and negotiations of contracts for Commercial Buildings, Hospitals, Hotels and Apartment Complexes.
  • Implement value engineering and buyouts; monitor costs through weekly cost reports, change orders, punch lists and project close-out.

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19. Bid Packages

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Here's how Bid Packages is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Compiled competitive bid packages and supporting information to be delivered to prospective jobs in a timely and professional manner.
  • Solicit subcontractor interest; Prepare/ forward subcontractor bid packages; qualify subcontractor proposals
  • Performed estimation and assembled bid packages for commercial/residential construction projects.
  • Developed equipment and construction bid packages for procurement process.
  • Bid packages were developed for projects such as: grocery stores, corporate office plans, churches, and small schools.
  • Reviewed bid information with sales and management prior to bid date to establish proper mark up and different possible bid packages.
  • Prepared bid packages, completed takeoffs, obtained bids from subcontractors and material vendors for project ranging from 200K -5M.
  • Prepare plan of action, prepare bid packages, conceptual estimates and analysis of subcontractor bids for routine projects.
  • Developed cost estimates for bid packages on all subcontracted drywall, gypsum board, and acoustical ceiling tile projects.
  • Estimated cost in relation to manpower, equipment and materials; preparing bid packages and proposals for commercial projects.
  • Prepare bid packages for contractors and provide customer service and sales to various municipalities in need of waterworks products.
  • Managed preparation of bid packages and conceptual estimates and analyzed sub-contractor and vendor bids for quality and value.
  • Prepare complete bid packages, to include inputting and imported material quantities and related labor into bidding system.
  • Estimate cost/ Create/ Maintain Bid Proposal Attachments, Qualifications and Exclusions and submit bid packages to the clients.
  • Estimated costs in relation to private owners, equipment, and materials; prepared bid packages and proposals.
  • Supervised secretaries that prepared final bid packages that outline all addenda and justifications for the final bid price.
  • Collected, evaluated, and determined appropriate prices for bid packages as compared to industry and local standards.
  • Prepared bid packages for project worth over $2 millions in public bonded contacts and gaining company revenue.
  • Prepare bid packages, estimates and analysis of subcontractor bids for projects of any size and complexity.
  • Received, prepared & distributed bid packages using email, ground shipping & file transfer programs.

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20. Material Costs

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Here's how Material Costs is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Determined all job requirements for commercial and residential projects* Calculated material costs* Calculated labor costs* Prepared proposals and present to customers
  • Calculated cut-sheets for fabricators in order to have maximum yields on material costs by utilizing all inventory available
  • Prepared bids of labor and material costs for exterior and interior carpentry for commercial construction projects
  • Reviewed architectural & structural building plans & specifications to determine estimated labor & material costs.
  • Provided accurate measurements, material requirements, and material costs for commercial projects.
  • Submitted updated material costs, machine rates and sales/estimating capture reports to management.
  • Improved productivity by creating an automated model in Timberline to calculate material costs.
  • Facilitated communications with subcontractors and vendors to forecast labor and material costs.
  • Finalized material costs for proposal staff, including supporting data and commentary.
  • Estimated labor and material costs for solar farm and public infrastructure construction
  • Estimated manufacturing and engineering material costs based on RFP data.
  • Analyzed electrical plans and estimated labor and material costs.
  • Responded to subcontractor and management questions regarding material costs.
  • Negotiated labor and material costs with subcontractors.
  • Estimate all aspects of job from start to finish including takeoffs, all material costs, labor, profit/overhead and timing.
  • Design and develop project planning estimates, which includes the incurred material costs, and labor cost required for each project.
  • Enter data into Excel spreadsheets and OnScreen Plans - identifying all labor and material costs involved in a given project.
  • Accounted factors regarding labor costs, material costs, equipment rentals, facility costs and managed permits and licensing.
  • Applied statistical factors to estimate present and future values for material costs to reflect program periods of performance.
  • Estimate steel fabrication cost based upon blueprints supplied by the customer and material costs from approved vendors.

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21. CCC

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Here's how CCC is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Generated estimates and confirmed customer payments were received using CCC estimating software.
  • Position involved automobile appraising utilizing CCC Pathways computerized estimating system.
  • Experienced user of CCC1/Pathways operating system.
  • Experience with CCC One, CCC One Touch, ALLDATA, Mitchell University, Mitchell & Profit Net Shop Management systems.
  • Write collision estimates for customers and insurers, using ADP, CCC, and Mitchell software.
  • Estimate writer utilizing Mitchell and CCC Estimating systems, quality control, parts ordering customer service.
  • Input supplement into CCC pathways estimating program, give technicians copies, and order supplement parts5.
  • Experienced in Reynolds and Reynolds, CCC one, Pathways, ADP and Mitchell's estimating software
  • Inspect, analyze & evaluate vehicle damage & create a comprehensive repair estimate in CCC.
  • Estimated and assessed repair costs while utilizing CCC pathways and photos of all auto damages.
  • Enter estimate and required photos into CCC1 estimating system and forward to payee for approval.
  • Assess damage to vehicles and write and estimate using CCC One estimating system.
  • Estimated auto body repair using CCC estimating system, ADP estimating system.
  • Worked with CCC-One for estimating and ProfitNet for Body Shop Management programs.
  • Trained on CCC pathway estimating system to write damage report on vehicles.
  • Write estimates on vehicles in collisions using CCC one estimating system.
  • Help other estimators learn how to properly update CCC One.
  • Created estimates for repairs using CCC and Mitchel enterprises.
  • Pay technicians in CCC One and Reynolds and Reynolds.
  • Earned certificate for Advanced CCC Pathways estimating training.

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22. Xactimate

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Here's how Xactimate is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Developed Relationships with Insurance Claims Adjusters Demonstrated proficiency utilizing Exactimate Insurance software Established a presence at Industry Associations-AICA and IIABAZ
  • Perform all aspects of developing definitive detailed estimates for upcoming residential and commercial insurance restoration projects utilizing Xactimate.
  • Lead structural estimator proficient in Xactimate, including graphical sketching techniques.
  • Prepared written estimates utilizing the insurance company's software Exactimate.
  • Prepare estimates for insurance or self-pay claims utilizing Xactimate software
  • Estimated both mitigation and restoration costs using Xactimate.
  • Utilized Xactimate software to produce detailed reports,
  • Compose written estimates using Xactimate estimating software.
  • Complete estimates using Xactimate and Alacrity programs.
  • Completed approximately 15-20 Xactimate estimates a week.
  • Sketched and composed estimate using Xactimate software.
  • Completed approximately 10 Xactimate estimates weekly.
  • Created professional accurate estimates using Xactimate.
  • Water Mitigation estimates through Xactimate.
  • Prepared Xactimate estimate for carriers.
  • Investigated, confirmed, and established property loss or damage with the use of Xactimate estimating software and insurance industry knowledge.
  • Created fire estimates which consisted of calculating tech time and materials and or computing third party vendors using Xactimate software.
  • Estimate and create reports by utilizing Xactimate to gather materials needed and pricing to complete and close insurance claims.
  • Utilize Xactimate program in figuring cost per job, ensuring cost and overhead margins are maintained.
  • Create entire scope of work to be completed using company created program through Excel or Xactimate.

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23. Bid Documents

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Here's how Bid Documents is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Increased subcontractor participation by proactively maintaining good relationships, visiting job sites, and publicizing bid documents online.
  • Maintained detailed and organized records of bid documents, correspondence and other project specific information.
  • Analyze blueprints to determine material takeoffs, specifications and evaluate bid documents.
  • Prepared detailed take-offs/ Maintained detailed and organized records of bid documents.
  • Performed estimation based on contract drawings and prepared bid documents.
  • Prepared cost estimates by analyzing bid documents and specifications.
  • Reviewed EPC bid documents and developed material take-offs.
  • Review bid documents and prepare appropriate qualifications.
  • Assisted estimators in preparation of bid documents.
  • Secured bid documents when necessary.
  • Prepared government contract bid documents.
  • Work closely with owners and construction managers to ensure their requirements are properly reflected on the bid documents and supplemental documents.
  • Assisted procurement and subcontracts for preparing bid documents, pricing requests, interpreting technical documents, bids and pricing analysis.
  • Attended walk through and scope review meetings to ensure proper scope of work is included in accordance with bid documents.
  • Review bid documents which include construction drawings and specification, take-off from bid set, and prepare bid proposal.
  • Assisted in turning in bid documents ranging from locations in Savannah, GA to San Antonio, TX.
  • Analyze bid documents, specifications and drawings to determine correct cost of construction for both labor and material.
  • Correlate meetings with manufacturers requested in the Bid Documents to ensure all materials were properly order and delivered.
  • Initiated the use of internet plan rooms, eliminating the shipping of hard copy bid documents.
  • Prepared competitive bids and proposals based on bid documents, site evaluations, and customer desires.

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24. Labor Estimates

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Here's how Labor Estimates is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Prepare project specifications from architectural take offs for budgeting and labor estimates.
  • Developed HVAC and plumbing material and labor estimates for Mechanical Contractor.
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documents to prepare time, material, equipment, production and labor estimates.
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals and contract documents to prepare time schedules, materials and labor estimates for HVAC projects.
  • Analyze samples, specifications and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for all projects and services.
  • Analyzed blueprints, specs, and proposals to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates from projects and services.
  • Analyzed blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare cost and labor estimates for products and services.
  • Performed detailed analysis of blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Reviewed blueprints, specifications and front ends to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Consulted with clients analyzing blueprints, preparing time, cost, material, and labor estimates.
  • Analyzed blueprints, specifications, prepared time, cost & labor estimates for products and services.
  • Reviewed drawings and specifications to prepare time, costs, and labor estimates for fabrication projects.
  • Conducted quantity labor estimates to include general conditions, buy-out of trades and progress schedule.
  • Prepared material and labor estimates for a steel fabricator specializing in sheet and plate work.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documents to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications to prepare cost, materials, and labor estimates for bidding.
  • Communicate with outside vendors to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
  • Created resources to project time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Provide accurate material and labor estimates for each home using established standards.
  • Analyzed commercial project blueprints and provided material and labor estimates to clients.

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25. Cost Analysis

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Here's how Cost Analysis is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Participate in complete bid preparation for commercial projects *Provide cost analysis data along with administration and scheduling of subcontractors
  • Utilized project management programs to prepare estimates, develop cost analysis and monitor project status.
  • Utilized estimating aids to ensure proper cost analysis and profitability for all concrete services sold.
  • Obtained data for cost analysis studies by determining manufacturing costs of all available operations.
  • Reported cost analysis, material requirements and technical guidelines to Govt.
  • Develop cost analysis projections; determine % complete, forecast profitability.
  • Handled material takeoff and prepared cost analysis and written proposals.
  • Perform cost analysis to ensure project management is maintaining budgets.
  • Provided support data and cost analysis for multiple simultaneous assignments.
  • Review Cost Analysis report and cross reference with customer specifications.
  • Compared job cost analysis of estimated versus actual production.
  • Delivered oral and written presentations for cost analysis.
  • Performed cost analysis of mechanical materials and equipment.
  • Provided cost analysis, cost estimates, and advised on LEED recommendations for large-scale national Government and Department of Defense projects.
  • Quote surfaces for Large/ Small scale commercial projects, handle customers and Cost analysis for several projects at a time.
  • Identify the variations to be performed in the projects, do the cost analysis and get approved for the payment.
  • Estimated financial cost analysis, proposals and negotiated contracts with customer, and prepared contracts for close of sale.
  • Analyzed drawings, CATIA models, and specifications using cost analysis models in Microsoft Excel and BAAN ERP.
  • Assist in the creation of project schedules, provide engineers with detailed cost analysis, and project status.
  • Provide man hour estimates for tool fabrication* Provide cost analysis for future projects* Analyze production process for cost savings

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26. State Farm

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Here's how State Farm is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Work closely with insurance adjusters from companies such as State Farm, Erie, The Hartford, Travelers, etc.
  • Managed most direct repair programs to include Nationwide, State Farm, Erie and Liberty Mutual.
  • Handled the Farmers acct for the dealership and assisted with the State Farm acct as well.
  • Acted as the main contact between the insurance company (State Farm) and the homeowner.
  • Estimated collision repairs for State Farm, Hartford, AIG, Fireman's Fund customers.
  • Maintained direct repair programs, including: State Farm, MetLife and ANPAC.
  • File handler for Premier Service Program losses with State Farm.
  • Estimate as a select service shop for State Farm insurance.
  • Handle the State Farm Select Service acct for the dealership.
  • Assisted in managing State Farm's Direct Repair Program.
  • Handled Farmers and State Farm direct repair accounts.
  • State Farm Ins and Farmers DRP Estimator.
  • State Farm Insurance Field Estimator Memphis, TN
  • Managed State Farm and Traveler's accounts.
  • Write DRP estimates for State Farm ins.
  • State Farm Direct Repair Program Shop
  • Improved DRP ranking with State Farm by 31%.
  • Managed DRP's for State Farm, 21st.
  • State Farm Service First, U.S.A.A.
  • Managed DRP accounts with insurers such as State Farm, Mercury and Wawanessa.

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27. Stainless Steel

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Here's how Stainless Steel is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Worked with different types of materials including stainless steel, cold rolled steel, galvanized and aluminum.
  • Source bronze, cast iron, carbon steel, stainless steel and other various materials.
  • Performed cost and sell analysis of Stainless Steel Fabrications and Millwork Items.
  • Specialized in stainless steel, Aluminum, Nickel alloys and clad pressure vessels.
  • Estimated finished weight of carbon steel, stainless steel, AR steel, titanium and aluminum.

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28. Insurance Adjusters

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Here's how Insurance Adjusters is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Interacted cooperatively with assigned insurance adjusters as appropriate to determine scope of repair and associated costs.
  • Managed start to completion restoration projects with insurance adjusters, city inspectors and homeowner.
  • Negotiated with insurance adjusters, and completed reports related to repairing an automobile.
  • Communicated with insurance adjusters to ensure repairs were adherent to policy.
  • Meet insurance adjusters on-site to determine eligibility for roof replacement.
  • Conducted job inspection with insurance adjusters and building inspectors.
  • Negotiated supplements with insurance adjusters and updated customers.
  • Negotiate estimates and damage with insurance adjusters.
  • Established relations with insurance adjusters and owners.
  • Communicated with insurance adjusters and their insured.
  • Communicate with insurance adjusters regarding claims.
  • Worked directly with insurance adjusters.
  • Reviewed estimates with insurance adjusters.
  • Write supplements with body and paint Technicians, call supplements in to Insurance Claims Representative, and review with Insurance Adjusters4.
  • Directed and managed budgets for projects ensuring proper margin, invoicing, supplements and payment draws to insurance adjusters and carriers.
  • Learn the computer systems, hard-file systems, how to interact with customers, as well as insurance adjusters and companies.
  • Worked with insurance adjusters to attain an agreed scope of damage and advised of supplemental damage and building code supplements.
  • Worked with insurance adjusters and home owners on evaluating damages made to there home do to fire or flood damage.
  • Educate Insurance adjusters and insured's about the IICRC S500 standards on Water Restoration and IICRC S520 on Mold Standards.
  • Perform sales duties related to maintaining relationships with insurance adjusters, property managers, homeowner associations, etc.

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29. Pre-Bid Meetings

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Here's how Pre-Bid Meetings is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Attend Pre-Bid Meetings to gather important information for successful project cost estimating and bid preparation.
  • Participate in Pre-Bid meetings and Bid opening meetings with officials and engineers for various municipalities and counties in Alabama and Mississippi.
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings and corporate/client presentation meetings as required.
  • Attended pre-bid meetings representing the company and relayed pertinent information.
  • Attended pre-bid meetings between owner, general contractor and subcontractors to gather job specific information and ask any relevant questions.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings (where appropriate) or gather additional information required to provide an estimate for projects.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings, review project specifications and consult with manufacturers to provide accurate roof designs and estimates.
  • Represented the company at job fairs, pre-bid meetings, business opportunity seminars, and community outreach programs.
  • Represent the company at pre-bid meetings, site visits, official county meetings, and ground breaking ceremonies.
  • Visited project sites to participate in pre-bid meetings to determine scopes of work required to complete project.
  • Travel to attend pre-bid meetings, attend site visits, functions and events promoting the company.
  • Attend all project kick-off and pre-bid meetings, provide project scope details and overview to team.
  • Entrusted to represent the company at pre-bid meetings to determine if potential projects would be successful.
  • Review proposal specifications & drawings and attend pre-bid meetings to determine the scope of work.
  • Attended pre-bid meetings and job walks, and created a standard worksheet for estimating jobs.
  • Assist to pre-bid meetings, contact suppliers for quotation purposes and submit bids packages.
  • Review proposal specifications, architectural plans, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc.
  • Represented company for pre-bid meetings to ensure costumers received a fair and accurate bid.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required content of estimate.
  • Represented the company at pre-bid meetings, walk-through's, and site visits.

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30. Timberline

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Here's how Timberline is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Maintained Timberline database, supplier catalogs/pricing lists, regional standards, and estimating equipment/software.
  • Incorporated use of spreadsheets and Timberline estimating software to meet intermediate contract milestones.
  • Developed detailed estimates and take-offs based on drawings using the Timberline program.
  • Estimate Civil, Structural and Architectural projects using Timberline Estimating Extended Software.
  • Utilized Timberline software for preliminary and final estimation of construction costs.
  • Trained estimators in Timberline Precision Estimating and Microsoft Excel software systems.
  • Utilized information from PayDirt analysis to produce self-perform Timberline Estimate.
  • Utilized Timberline estimating software and maintained estimating items database.
  • Updated Timberline databases and negotiated several large change orders.
  • Conducted Timberline training class for Houston Estimating Department.
  • Developed precision estimating skills using Timberline estimating program.
  • Prepare Timberline estimates and develop appropriate qualifications.
  • Prepare estimate using Timberline/Excel spreadsheet.
  • Worked as an intern with Senior Estimator in Detailed estimation of Multi-Million Dollar Project by using Quantity Take off and Timberline.
  • Calculate project cost using sub-contractor bids as well as computerized estimating programs such as Timberline to acquire a complete estimate.
  • Estimated with Timberline and Scheduled with Microsoft Project (Laid off due to the economy and lack of work)
  • Selected as the estimator to lead the conversion from MS Excel based estimates to Timberline software based estimates.
  • Used with Earthworks for Windows, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Project, Timberline estimating software.
  • Assisted in setting up new standard estimating account codes for use with the Timberline estimating and accounting system.
  • Developed strong computer skills using Timberline, On-Screen Takeoff, MS Excel, MS Access and MS Project.

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31. Data Entry

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Here's how Data Entry is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency as well as data entry additional duties as determined by chief estimator.
  • Performed daily data entry updates, organized proposals into corresponding divisions, contacted sub-contractors for bids.
  • Prepare takeoffs, data entry into spreadsheet/estimating program.
  • Streamlined data entry and document compatibility.
  • Performed data entry of subcontractor proposals.
  • Performed tasks such as reviewing space plans, collecting estimates, scheduling job walks, typing and data entry.
  • Maintain high attention to detail on prints, data entry, quality, and concerns of the customer.
  • Performed data entry, data analysis, pricing and product research to provide the best services to customers.
  • Identified the costing of non-standard bid requirements with accurate data entry of the bid qualifications and casework.
  • Provide estimates through quantity survey, data entry, basic reading, and understanding of construction drawings.
  • Helped with accounting data entry, quality control, production clerk and the receptionist.
  • Audit annual inventory with tag accuracy, data entry and recount activity.
  • Checked in all merchandise & data entry of all info.
  • Performed data entry into MS Access databases.
  • Light filing and data entry.
  • Performed Masonry, Drywall, and Metal Framing take-offs, Contacted suppliers for current pricing, Data Entry.
  • Write estimates collect monies from Insurance and Customers 10 key and computor data entry.
  • Answered phones, data entry, Road crew install leader.
  • Blue print reading Data entry in excel and other specialty programs
  • Answer phones and assist with daily office operations Data Entry

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32. Accurate Estimates

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Here's how Accurate Estimates is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Provided complete and accurate estimates to customers* Professionally handled client service relationships involving satisfied and sometimes dissatisfied customers.
  • Developed automated Excel spreadsheets as tools to aid co-workers producing more consistently accurate estimates and basis of estimates.
  • Prepare accurate estimates of required concrete reinforcing steel bars and related accessories products for specific construction projects.
  • Quantified take-offs, established pricing structures and developed accurate estimates based on feasibility studies and cost comparisons
  • Transfer job specifications and planning into estimating system for accurate estimates and job planning for production.
  • Performed additional outside research for specialty items which resulted in highly accurate estimates.
  • Minimized supplements by providing the most accurate estimates initially.
  • Generate accurate estimates to repair vehicles.
  • Performed take offs for potential projects and assisted project managers and lead estimators in bidding decisions, and creating accurate estimates.
  • Organized Invitations to Bid (ITB's) Performed accurate estimates based on company's current material, labor and burden costs
  • Completed accurate estimates of airport, government construction, commercial, industrial and residential buildings projects $1,000,000 or larger.
  • Reduce claim costs, ensure accurate estimates, and increase staff performance by reinspecting vehicles at four regional body shops.
  • Prepare complete and accurate estimates of all material cost and field labor man-hours, in accordance with established methods.
  • Managed 3 salesmen's calendars, went to customers military and civilian house to do complete and accurate estimates.
  • Provide accurate estimates to our customers for all electric motor repairs as well as parts and field services.
  • Worked with blueprints in Take-Off program to acquire dimensions and imaging needed for accurate estimates and presentations.
  • Provided quality and accurate estimates for repair to customers, fleet management companies and to insurance companies.
  • Worked with Customers, Sales, Purchasing, Engineering and Manufacturing to provide timely and accurate estimates.
  • Make accurate estimates for costs of materials, property and labor based on the given blueprints.
  • Work with technicians to submit accurate estimates, keeping clients notified of progress and any delays.

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33. RFQ

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Here's how RFQ is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Review Customer RFQ specifications and sales documentation to determine equipment content required.
  • Facilitated RFQ process for special order engineered products.
  • Estimate Jobs for Clients based on information received from RFQ (request for quotation), Elevations, and Blue Prints.
  • Prepare unit price, lump sum, and time & material RFP's/RFQ's for projects and turn-around's within Southeast region.
  • Provide customer service for major accounts and handle all estimating of existing parts along with all new RFQ's company wide.
  • Evaluated the performance of over 100 suppliers as well as researched and issued RFQ's to qualify new suppliers.
  • Respond to telephone calls and RFQ's from customers, the Outside Sales team, website, or e-mail.
  • Reviewed RFQ package specifications for bidding and terms and conditions applicable to the job if issued for construction.
  • Acted as sales team leader with two other salespersons to expedite responses to customer RFQ's and requirements.
  • Provided Electrical and Instrumentation estimates of Request for Quote (RFQ) projects that were let for bid.
  • Created and submitted RFI's, RFQ's, and solicited bids from vendors and subcontractors.
  • Created RFQ's (request for quotation) for raw materials, hardware and outside services.
  • Worked under limited supervision, based on Request for Quotes (RFQ) data from customers.
  • Identify scope of work & perform specificity, quantity, & cost takeoff from RFQ information.
  • Analyze Customer requests for quotes (RFQ) and provide cost estimates to Customer Service Reps.
  • Ensured resources, equipment, and tooling were available to meet production and customer RFQ requirements.
  • Estimated job costs and quoted pricing and lead-time for customer Requests for Quotations (RFQ).
  • Received all Requests for Quote (RFQ) from the sales team and develop the quotation.
  • Read blueprints and specifications to prepare takeoff and respond to request for quotes (RFQ).
  • Provided quotations to customers within one to two business days after receipt of a RFQ.

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34. Residential Projects

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Here's how Residential Projects is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Estimate material quantity and labor required bid proposal in accordance to drawings and specifications on commercial and residential projects.
  • Performed takeoffs of plans and developed proposals for total site development of residential projects.
  • Create accurate window takeoffs for commercial residential projects from architects/engineering plans for bidding purposes
  • Created estimates for high end residential projects, historical renovations and commercial projects.
  • Generated material take-offs for salesman in order to bid multiple residential projects.
  • Detailed labor/material estimates and job costing for commercial and residential projects.
  • Provide accurate estimates of materials on commercial and large residential projects.
  • Drafted comprehensive and conceptual estimates for commercial and residential projects.
  • Estimate landscape and irrigation for commercial and residential projects.
  • Developed estimates for both commercial and residential projects.
  • Estimated Commercial and Residential projects.
  • Created accurate estimates on commercial and residential projects by designing and engineering the engineered wood products required for the jobs.
  • Provided complete price breakdown of trades, labor and material lists and purchase agreements for commercial and residential projects.
  • Summer Intern -> Assistant Estimator to the Chief Estimator composing bids for high-end residential projects throughout Manhattan.
  • Estimated large scale residential projects, bid all divisions, collated all information, derived the final cost,
  • Researched products and drafted bids for historic, blast resistant, high-rise, school, and residential projects.
  • Managed 10 projects per month and estimated and bid on 20 Commercial and residential projects per month.
  • Created estimates with this system for residential projects to large commercial projects up to $1.5 million.
  • Manage private, commercial, and custom residential projects ranging from $100k - 3M.
  • Used estimating software to measure and calculate the materials needed for Commercial and Residential projects.

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35. Repair Estimates

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Here's how Repair Estimates is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Assured work was performed as outlined on repair estimates accurately and efficiently in accordance with the manufacturers and insurance standards.
  • Worked as an auto estimator providing auto repair estimates to customers and insurance companies.
  • Prepare repair estimates and supplements according to insurance partner and company guidelines.
  • Prepared damage repair estimates by comparing and evaluating different repair methodologies.
  • Prepare damage repair estimates for large insurance restoration contractor.
  • Develop comprehensive repair estimates for residential and commercial properties.
  • Created collision repair estimates for damaged vehicles.
  • Prepare collision repair estimates for customers.
  • Write collision repair estimates for BMW, Audi, Toyota/Scion, Honda, Nissan, Hyundai, and Chevrolet/Hummer customers.
  • Authored and published comprehensive reports recommending courses of action, repair estimates, and photographic evidence based on my findings.
  • Complete repair estimates, file insurance claims, receive payments, assist customers with rentals and insurance claims, etc
  • Write repair estimates in a high volume shop, while providing outstanding service to our customers.
  • Set up appointments, take insurance photographs, map out repairs and write repair estimates.
  • Speak and write clearly and concisely, prepare letters and memos and write repair estimates.
  • Reviewed and verified damages by obtaining copies of repair estimates, valuations, and photographs.
  • Prepared repair estimates on damaged vehicles from minor to major collision losses.
  • Completed and submitted repair estimates to insurance companies using Mitchell and CCC.
  • Inspect ISO tank containers, write repair estimates and submit for approval.
  • Write repair estimates for customers, explain repair and claim process.
  • Negotiated repair estimates with vendors to reach a meaningful agreed price.

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36. Order Parts

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Here's how Order Parts is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Generate computerized estimates * Negotiate with insurance companies * Order parts and see repair through the shop from start to finish
  • Write auto damage estimates, order parts and services, greet and advise customers on repairing their vehicle.
  • Greet customers, write estimates, balance files, order parts, deliver cars to customers.
  • Order parts, check in parts, sort and distribute auto parts to corresponding tech.
  • Order parts and materials needed, follow up with supplements and other issues that arise.
  • Compile parts and equipment lists, order parts and equipment and perform project management duties.
  • Prepare damage estimates on vehicles, order parts, and distribute work to technicians.
  • Order parts and check them making sure they were appropriate and of excellent condition.
  • Input Insurance estimates for parts ordering, order parts, and post parts invoices3.
  • Keep shop clean and inventory organized, order parts and pick up parts.
  • Order parts, receive parts and hand out repairs to technicians for approval.
  • Create files, order parts and assign work to body techs.
  • Schedule appointments, order parts, and set up rentals.
  • Order parts and run production on all my own files.
  • Order parts for the vehicle in the repair facility.
  • Open repair orders, order parts required by estimates.
  • Order parts, and assigned job orders to technicians.
  • Order parts for all scheduled estimates and completed supplements.
  • Order Parts, Input Supplements and update Production Schedule.
  • Order parts and oversee supplements with body techs.

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37. Labor Costs

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Here's how Labor Costs is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Provided accurate estimates of material and labor costs associated with the construction of municipal, industrial and commercial developments.
  • Designed custom products and estimated material and labor costs of fabrication / production and presented proposals to prospective customers.
  • Work with mechanical engineers to address insulation requirements, as well as material substitutions and associated labor costs.
  • Conducted labor forecast analysis on existing projects to determine labor costs for project completion.
  • Estimate material and labor costs for installation of new commercial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems from engineering drawings.
  • Develop and implemented programs to save money by cutting material and labor costs by streamlining and standardizing the estimating process.
  • Developed methods for establishing pricing for various custom products by researching material and labor costs from a variety of sources.
  • Maintain estimating template and price database to ensure all estimates are accurate and reflect current material and labor costs.
  • Completed estimates for material and labor costs to install process equipment and structural components for the food industry.
  • Provide material lists and labor costs for the construction on a new residence or a remodeling project.
  • Sourced raw materials, coatings, manufacturing processes and estimated labor costs for bids to customers.
  • Determined material and labor costs of glass and aluminum storefront systems for budgeting and bidding purposes.
  • Generated labor, material, process, subcontract, and non-labor costs for internal operations.
  • Calculate material & labor costs for mechanical insulation bid, plan and spec projects.
  • Prepared material quantities, labor costs and excavation equipment essential for the project bid.
  • Build material takeoffs from project architectural plans to calculate material and labor costs.
  • Estimated material acquisition labor costs using cost estimating relationships (CER's).
  • Created detailed drawings to scale, estimating all-inclusive project materials and labor costs.
  • Estimated product and labor costs while maintaining project parameters within clients ROI requirements.
  • Generate proposals for jobs: pricing, materials, labor costs etc.

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38. Formulate Estimates

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Here's how Formulate Estimates is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Consult with management, vendors and other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and identify targeted opportunities.
  • Consulted to formulate estimates with other personnel.
  • Formulate estimates for non-program repair facilities.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Determine cost effectiveness for construction projects and consult with clients, vendors, or other entities to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Consult with clients, personnel in other departments, and set designers to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Consult with project managers, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineers and construction personnel to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Consult with cross-functional teams including tile vendors, management, and clients to formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Consulted with vendors and construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve impending issues.
  • Consulted with clients, vendors, and others to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Consulted to formulate estimates with clients.

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39. Customer Relations

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Here's how Customer Relations is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Establish and maintain customer relationships so that effective communication regarding current and future projects can be achieved.
  • Develop and maintain positive customer relations by providing appropriate explanations of estimates and answering questions or concerns.
  • Developed and sustained loyal client and customer relationships through timely reporting and completion of projects.
  • Provide excellent customer relations to increase both referral and repeat business.
  • Manage customer relationships from initial contact through consultation/estimate and service delivery.
  • Developed strong Customer Relations with various Contractors within the Business.
  • Managed customer relations, ensured quality repair and scheduled work.
  • Developed and maintained customer relations to procure future projects.
  • Developed strong customer relations and a fine reputation.
  • Maintain current customer relationships while expanding customer base.
  • Established and maintained excellent vendor and customer relationships.
  • Managed customer complaints, satisfaction and customer relations.
  • Build customer relationships and customer satisfaction.
  • Handled customer relations, verified accuracy of cost estimates of appraisals performed by self and peers while maintaining set closing ratios.
  • Maintain customer relationships, and perform marketing responsibilities for future business such as marketing events, and chamber of commerce mixers.
  • Communicate in writing, verbally, or by telephone with customers on a regular basis to maintain good customer relations.
  • Build strong customer relationship, through frequent dialogue reflecting acute project knowledge, subject-matter expertise and keen project interest.
  • Negotiated and increased company revenues as a result of quality quotes and strong customer relationships.
  • Maintain and improve customer relations/satisfaction, increase customer base and submit requests for quote.
  • Established a good relationship with builders to build a good customer relationship with them.

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40. Cost Effectiveness

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Here's how Cost Effectiveness is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Developed cost analysis and determined cost effectiveness for construction projects.
  • Evaluated product cost effectiveness and profitability.
  • Determine most feasible methods and cost effectiveness of unit(s) fabrication for shipping, and field offloading and installation.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Manage planning, organizing, and scheduling work, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Examined specifications, sample layouts, calculated unit, production costs to determine cost effectiveness and competitive pricing.
  • Review subcontractors and outsourcing's quotes and determined quotes most suitable and cost effectiveness for bids.
  • Assessed cost effectiveness of products, parts, tools and labor relative to each project.
  • Consult with vendors and clients to resolve issues and assess cost effectiveness of projects.
  • Research price proposals and other data to determine price structure and assess cost effectiveness.
  • Assessed cost effectiveness to products, projects, or services.
  • Review the cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement of parts.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of equipment material, or services.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of various products and procedures.
  • Assessed cost effectiveness of products.
  • Assessed cost effectiveness of projects.
  • Factorsincluded planning, organizing and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors and subcontractors and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of material, labor, equipment and subcontracts through out the course of the project as required.7.
  • Evaluated cost effectiveness of repair against replacement of parts.Streamlined order and process parts per the repair order.
  • Apply due diligence to projects andcost effectiveness to maximize potential profits.

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41. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Manage telephone calls professionally, efficiently and with effective communication skills.
  • Perform various Front Desk duties, answer phone calls and direct both calls and customers to correct estimators.
  • Receive incoming phone calls with customer concerns, product inquiries, tracking and conversions of parts.
  • Conducted office support duties such as generating copies, answering telephone calls, and sending faxes.
  • Follow up with contractors on why they bid for something through emails and phone calls.
  • Handled customer phone calls and offered pricing, availability, and resolution of product concerns.
  • General clerical duties including taking incoming phone calls, organizing invoices, and scheduling services.
  • Fill in for owner by doing office duties such answering phone calls when needed.
  • General Office Administration Duties, Audits, Typing, Filing, and Phone Calls.
  • Prepared estimates as requested from emails, phone calls and/or scope of work forms
  • Coordinated the Invitation to Bid process with follow through including phone calls.
  • Support accounting department with invoicing and follow-up phone calls to clients.
  • Meet and greet customers per phone calls and walk in services.
  • Pick up phone calls and send emails to qualify subcontractor proposals.
  • Follow up on leads from outbound and inbound phone calls.
  • Followed up with trades until job close via phone calls.
  • Order and maintain all office supplies, direct phone calls.
  • Streamlined follow up emails and phone calls on bids.
  • Answer phone and direct phone calls to proper person.
  • Answer phone calls and any questions they may have.

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42. Usaa

low Demand
Here's how Usaa is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Provided insurance quality estimates and photos to multiple insurance companies including USAA, Farmers, Travelers, MetLife and more.
  • Trained to write estimates for several Direct Repair insurance companies including, State Farm, USAA, and Farmers Insurance.
  • Handled direct repair programs, including: USAA, State Farm, American Family, MetLife and Allstate.
  • Handled direct repair programs, including: USAA, MetLife, Progressive, State Farm and AAA.
  • Handled insurance appraisals for multiple insurance companies including: State Farm, Allstate and USAA
  • Handled multiple Insurance companies such as USAA, AAA and Progressive Insurance.
  • Managed USAA STAR program repair files from start to finish.
  • Write estimates to repair damages within USAA guidelines.
  • Handled largest USAA account in the nation.
  • Managed USAA, SAFECO, LIBERTY MUTUAL, ESURANCE, AND STATE FARM.
  • Meet with representatives from various insurance companies, including, but not limited to, USAA and Safeco.
  • Provided status reports of vehicle progress on a weekly basis.Handled USAA Stars Program and Nationwide Blue Ribbon Account.
  • Service Progressive, State farm, Infinity, USAA, Windhaven accounts.
  • write estimates for USAA, Farmers, Hartford, and State Farm, as a DRP.
  • write body damage estimates for state farm, nationwide, usaa.
  • Manage USAA DRP Program , Assist with varios insurance companies , and assist with customer walk in estimates.
  • Manage USAA DRP Program Process claims Handle Total Loss Reports Final Bill Repairs.
  • Handled all DRP Total Loss vehicles,Auto Club,State Farm,Farmers, and USAA.

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43. Sales Representatives

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Here's how Sales Representatives is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Analyzed and calculated quote requests and work orders for customers and sales representatives, to ensure company profitability.
  • Coordinated activities related to construction between subcontractors, sales representatives, and building supervisors.
  • Cultivated relationships with manufacturer and distributor sales representatives and maintain design library.
  • Developed product training programs and presented to sales representatives in seminars.
  • Assisted outside sales representatives estimate building material orders and ordered materials.
  • Trained technicians and sales representatives regarding industry standards and quality expectations.
  • Coordinated with customers, subcontractors, inspectors and sales representatives.
  • Reviewed incoming magazine and catalog quote requests from sales representatives.
  • Full responsibility for estimating for 8 sales representatives.
  • Prepared estimates for customers and inside sales representatives.
  • Supported inside and outside sales representatives.
  • Quoted jobs for more than 50 sales representatives with 80% of quotes completed in less than 24 hours.
  • Support up to 20 outside sales representatives including project scheduling, follow up, website support and cost estimates.
  • Assisted Sales Manager in Interviewing and training of new sales representatives both individually and in a classroom setting.
  • Corresponded with field sales representatives, architects, contractors, and personnel in preparation of sales bids.
  • Performed in house training of work flow for the sales representatives that were part of the acquisition.
  • Compiled the final labor/material quote for sales representatives so they could present to the customer.
  • Supply bid packets and pricing for irrigation Material Take Off estimates to 10 sales representatives
  • Worked directly with the outside sales representatives to produce an accurate list of materials.
  • Addressed feedback from customers through sales representatives, and adjust pricing strategies accordingly.

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44. Allstate

low Demand
Here's how Allstate is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Performed all tasks relating to each aspect of insurance claims with customers including Direct Repair Program carriers such as Allstate.
  • Worked directly with customers and insurance companies such as Farmers, Allstate and State Farm and many more.
  • Handled Direct Repair Claims for State Farm, Nationwide, and Allstate * Top Producer in Collision Center
  • Prepare scope/estimates for clients: Nationwide, Allstate, AIG, Austin Ind., etc.
  • Handled direct repair program for Allstate, Farmers and Hartford Insurance
  • Developed strong relationships in the region; Allstate and MetLife.
  • Prepared estimates for Allstate Pro and Enterprise Rental accounts.
  • Provide estimates and supplements for Allstate and Liberty Mutual.
  • Account management for State Farm, Allstate and independents.
  • Added Allstate Insurance as a Direct Repair partner.
  • Use Allstate guidelines for Estimating insurance claims.
  • Handled Farmers and Allstate direct repair accounts.
  • Handle the Allstate and State Farm acct for the dealership.
  • Set up EFT accounts with Allstate & State Farm.
  • Write estimates for clients, and insurance companies such as Statefarm, Allstate, and Farmers Also managed Auto watch.
  • Follow DRP guidlines of all Major carriers including State Farm, Allstate, Liberty Mutual, AAA.
  • Account manager over State Farm, Allstate, Safeco, Liberty Mutual, Mercury and Farmers.
  • worked with Allstate as GRP Estimator, Customer relations,
  • Worked with DRP programs for Safeco, Allstate, Nationwide, Enterprise, Metlife, and Ameriprise.

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45. RFP

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Here's how RFP is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Analyze and recommend optimal labor compositions designed to present a competitive and competent staffing solution that meets all RFP requirements.
  • Completed quantity summaries of each type of instrument required for all piping systems * Ensured instrument type would meet owner RFP requirements
  • Send out RFP's to Subcontractors and vendors, and evaluate their proposals to receive competitive pricing.
  • Supported Account Managers on RFP's and Bids by providing accurate budgets and cost cutting strategies.
  • Reviewed and interpreted request for proposal (RFP) and solicitation documents for design intent.
  • Organized pertinent data to produce a cost proposal consistent with the customer's RFP.
  • Send RFP and release project details to solicit and obtain contractor bid.
  • Review plans, specifications, and RFP's preparatory to bidding projects.
  • Read, interrupt, and provide pricing in accordance with customer RFP.
  • Understand client RFP requirements to ensure solution offered meets client expectations.
  • Received and processed 5-10 RFP's per week.
  • Responded to RFP and attended bidders' meetings.
  • Priced hard bid estimates based on owners RFP.
  • Submit RFPs to vendors/subcontractors for miscellaneous services.
  • Analyze construction document drawings, specifications, addenda, and RFP's received from various clients.
  • Draft and distribute RFP's to all applicable subcontractors identified through project analysis.
  • Respond to RFPs for Silkscreen, Offset and Digital Printing Projects.
  • Reviewed client RFP requirements and created bid timeline with Chief Estimator.
  • Prepared RFP's, and estimating handoff to project management.
  • Own the bid from RFP, through the entire cycle, to proposal submittal to the client.

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46. New Projects

low Demand
Here's how New Projects is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Solicited potential general contractors for new projects.
  • Contacted clients and general contractors for updates on current projects bid and for possible leads for new projects to bid.
  • Purchased materials for ongoing and new projects, expedited delivery of materials, and authorized payment of project purchase orders.
  • Created estimates for new projects, determining drywall type and board count using software called PlanSwift throughout Northern California.
  • Developed working relationships with designers in the Providence and Boston areas through technical planning and collaboration on new projects.
  • Track approval drawings, manage schedules, and interface with customers to manage projects and take on new projects.
  • Prepare complete detailed manufacturing plans for new projects & clean up existing job plans prior to release.
  • Work with General Contractors, Architects and school personnel, obtaining specifications & drawings for new projects.
  • Determine what it will cost to build an HVAC system for new projects and put the bid out
  • Assisted the company's president in the preparation of documentation to bid for proposed new projects.
  • Assisted in estimating of new projects, created working relationship with estimators and general contractors.
  • Prepare estimates on new projects and estimate prices on change orders and existing contracts.
  • Performed research and analysis to prepare proposals for new projects in accordance with T.I.N.A.
  • Worked on quotations, design and estimation of materials and resources for new projects.
  • Reviewed change orders for submitted bids from customers for new projects.
  • Provided searches in online plan rooms for new projects to bid.
  • Assist the project management team with the bidding of new projects.
  • Worked with builder's drawings and creating take-offs for new projects.
  • Price negotiations with the customers, and finalizing new projects.
  • Meet with design department to review new projects for estimating.

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47. Labor Requirements

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Here's how Labor Requirements is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Review plans and specifications to determine material and labor requirements for projects.
  • Develop assembly process programs, with necessary tooling and labor requirements.
  • Assessed labor requirements and develop material budgets.
  • Estimate construction project labor requirements.
  • Estimated and assessed labor requirements.
  • Worked on an installation crew to learn the labor requirements that it takes to build the fence from start to finish.
  • Assisted in estimating material and labor requirements for new home construction and tracked construction cost for project in progress.
  • Challenge engineers on the labor requirements necessary to perform contractual obligations to provide increased value to the end customer.
  • Reviewed material and labor requirements to decide whether it was more cost effective to produce or purchase components.
  • Created quote and review quotes and jobs to verify accuracy of bills of materials and labor requirements.
  • Reviewed material and labor requirements to drive produce-or-purchase decisions based on cost, timing, and strategy.
  • Travel to job sites to gather information on materials needed, labor requirements, and other factors
  • Worked with account managers to revise margin levels and labor requirements for targeted customers.
  • Defined material and labor requirements essential for the successful completion of all projects.
  • Estimate material and labor requirements for bid package.
  • Reviewed material and labor requirements to decise whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
  • Determined, oversaw and obtained trip permits to get oversized loads to the job site Determined the labor requirements of projects.

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48. Sales Goals

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Here's how Sales Goals is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Trained inside sales staff, maintained and exceeded sales goals while also serving as the Office Manager.
  • Exceeded sales goals by 131% within first six months in outside sales rep position.
  • Exceeded team sales goals and helped with the ongoing growth of the business.
  • Awarded 2 quarterly sales contests for always meeting and exceeding sales goals.
  • Provide project buyouts and win jobs to achieve sales goals.
  • Maintain strict guidelines to meet or exceed my sales goals.
  • Meet and exceed monthly and annual sales goals.
  • Exceeded sales goals by 92%.
  • Served as internal sales support for pre-defined territory to assist in achieving sales goals.

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49. Potential Customers

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Here's how Potential Customers is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Interacted with potential customers to determine requirements and prepare both commercial and residential project estimates and schedules.
  • Provided estimates, reviewed insurance policies, and negotiated contracts with potential customers.
  • Secured new contracts by establishing relationships with key vendors and potential customers.
  • Maintained in-house sales accounts and developed concepts for potential customers.
  • Marketed capabilities and contract vehicles to potential customers.
  • Solicit potential customers and maintain existing customer accounts.
  • Worked with the sales staff to analyze product quote requests and create order estimates for current and potential customers.
  • Interacted with potential customers to detail material needs, confirm logistical information, and sell additional products where possible.
  • Develop and present clear and detailed project scopes to the customer and meet with potential customers to present proposals.
  • Create and send the proposal which includes product clarification and data sheets to, potential customers, Project Engineers.
  • Provided metal roofing estimates, drawings, takeoffs, and financial documents for the company and potential customers.
  • Utilize the company ERP system to provide an accurate and timely quote to current or potential customers.
  • Write up estimates or quotes and present estimates to the potential customers and close the deal.
  • Traveled with sales manager to clarify specific job requirements with potential customers and current clients.
  • Attend trade shows and events to talk to potential customers about getting their windows replaced.
  • Scheduled and met with potential customers and provided an overview of products and services.
  • Hired to give estimates to potential customers for molded parts and tooling.
  • Meet with potential customers to estimate jobs and/or complete work orders.
  • Respond to request from potential customers in need of tree work.
  • Provide sales estimates to potential customers for insulation projects in their home

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50. Contract Documents

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Here's how Contract Documents is used in Estimator jobs:
  • Review of contract documents including Design drawings, Specifications and other related documentation to prepare Construction Cost Estimate.
  • Analyzed contract documents and specifications for bidding purposes.
  • Assist developer/owner in preparation of contract documents.
  • Managed all contract documents and contract negotiations.
  • Composed close-out manuals, Organized contract documents
  • Gather, complete, compile, and maintain all materials required for project close out documents as specified in contract documents.
  • Served as Contract Secretary which involved, maintenance of PIF's, Certificates of Insurance, and all other contract documents.
  • Project Knowledge: Review of bid and contract documents thoroughly and asking follow up questions for clarification on scope of work.
  • Helped in establish the change order department and generate the paper work and organized the documents and adjusted the contract documents.
  • Meet with clients daily to discuss building options and assist with problems arising from contract documents and design issues.
  • Managed and prioritized bid lists, reviewed contract documents, blueprints, specifications and general conditions for the builder.
  • Review contract documents to find permitting requirements and research permits needed to determine the applicable soft costs for estimate.
  • Obtain permits, schedule/manage subcontractors, ensure adherence to construction & contract documents, cost control and tracking.
  • Worked closely with Subcontractors on a daily basis to ensure understanding of contract documents and deadlines.
  • Search databases for upcoming projects and then assemble relative contract documents to create a job profile.
  • Coordinated with project managers to determine pricing of changes to contract documents within time constraints.
  • Review project specific contract requirements in relation to the contract documents provided by the owner.
  • Translated contract documents from English to Spanish for laborers of organization, per owners instruction
  • Produce qualified bids in strict accordance with the contract documents and customer requirements.
  • Review contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work changes.

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20 Most Common Skill For An Estimator

General Contractors21.7%
Project Management11.7%
Customer Service8.3%
Sales Department7.3%
Insurance Companies7.1%
Quantity Take-Offs6.2%
New Construction5.7%
Shop Drawings5.7%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For An Estimator

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
General Contractors
General Contractors
17%
17%
2
2
Project Management
Project Management
9.2%
9.2%
3
3
Customer Service
Customer Service
6.5%
6.5%
4
4
Sales Department
Sales Department
5.7%
5.7%
5
5
Insurance Companies
Insurance Companies
5.6%
5.6%
6
6
Quantity Take-Offs
Quantity Take-Offs
4.8%
4.8%
7
7
New Construction
New Construction
4.5%
4.5%
8
8
Shop Drawings
Shop Drawings
4.4%
4.4%
9
9
CAD
CAD
2.6%
2.6%
10
10
Cost Estimates
Cost Estimates
2%
2%
11
11
Job Site
Job Site
2%
2%
12
12
Purchase Orders
Purchase Orders
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Hvac
Hvac
1.9%
1.9%
14
14
Direct Repair Programs
Direct Repair Programs
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
RFI
RFI
1.7%
1.7%
16
16
Repair Process
Repair Process
1.5%
1.5%
17
17
Bid Proposals
Bid Proposals
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Value Engineering
Value Engineering
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Bid Packages
Bid Packages
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Material Costs
Material Costs
1.2%
1.2%
21
21
CCC
CCC
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Xactimate
Xactimate
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Bid Documents
Bid Documents
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Labor Estimates
Labor Estimates
1%
1%
25
25
Cost Analysis
Cost Analysis
1%
1%
26
26
State Farm
State Farm
1%
1%
27
27
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
0.9%
0.9%
28
28
Insurance Adjusters
Insurance Adjusters
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
Pre-Bid Meetings
Pre-Bid Meetings
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
Timberline
Timberline
0.8%
0.8%
31
31
Data Entry
Data Entry
0.8%
0.8%
32
32
Accurate Estimates
Accurate Estimates
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
RFQ
RFQ
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Residential Projects
Residential Projects
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
Repair Estimates
Repair Estimates
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Order Parts
Order Parts
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Labor Costs
Labor Costs
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Formulate Estimates
Formulate Estimates
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Customer Relations
Customer Relations
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
Cost Effectiveness
Cost Effectiveness
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Usaa
Usaa
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Sales Representatives
Sales Representatives
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Allstate
Allstate
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
RFP
RFP
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
New Projects
New Projects
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
Labor Requirements
Labor Requirements
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Sales Goals
Sales Goals
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Potential Customers
Potential Customers
0.5%
0.5%
50
50
Contract Documents
Contract Documents
0.5%
0.5%

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