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New Homes Cost Estimator

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

With five generations of homebuilding pride, Skogman Homes is one of the finest home building organizations in the Midwest.  It has deep roots in the Cedar Rapids community and has developed dozens of entire neighborhoods… at latest count, over 10,000 families live in a Skogman-built home!

Due to company growth, we are adding a New Homes Cost Estimator to our team.  We’d like to hear from you if you have estimating experience in the construction industry, and, enjoy collecting and analyzing data.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
  • Identifies factors affecting costs, both materials and labor
  • Reads blueprints and technical documents to prepare estimates
  • Collaborates positively and professionally with designers, vendors, contractors and sales staff
  • Calculates, analyzes, and adjusts estimates
  • Recommends ways to reduce costs
  • Works with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients
  • Maintains records of estimated and actual costs
  • Uses software to simulate the construction process and evaluate the effects of design choices
  • Consults databases to compare the costs of similar projects
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs

Ideal candidates will have the following education and/or work experience:
  • A thorough understanding of architectural drawings
  • An understanding of current building codes and best building practices
  • A sound knowledge of building materials & construction methods
  • Degree preferred in a construction field
  • 5+ years of estimating
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • BuilderMT software experience preferred

Skogman Companies is family-owned and a family-friendly place to work.  We offer a very generous salary, competitive benefits including a generous profit sharing retirement plan and an opportunity to work with a great team of people.  

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Application Instructions:

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New Homes Cost Estimator

Skogman Homes

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Posted 12/05/17

Job ID: 31525005