Estimator

Full-time — Vallejo, CA

Company Overview

Founded in 2017, Factory_OS (F_OS) is a fast-growing construction technology company producing modular multifamily housing off-site. The F_OS 256,000 square foot state-of-the-art fabrication facility, located on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA, can build 2,000 modules annually in a 34-station lean manufacturing/construction assembly process. F_OS is rapidly scaling operations and production capacity to meet the demands of its robust pipeline of projects and are challenging the industry to rethink the way we build. We are expanding our team to support this growth stage.

Primary Function

The Estimator role is a new position that reports to the Director of Supply Chain and Procurement at Factory OS. They will work closely with a variety of functions including, A&E, Project Management, Procurement and Production to develop full scale budgets across all trades for our volumetric units. As a new role this will require someone to come in and help build out this function including creating and refining estimating and pricing processes within F_OS.

Key Requirements

• Creating full scale budgets for projects across all trades
• Modeling costs and expected usage of materials across projects
• Developing long term forecasts of material requirements for high usage materials
• Performing quantity take-offs using Bluebeam
• Developing project and modular level bill of materials
• Working with Project Management and Procurement to clarify scope of material procurement
• Creating initial cost models for use in initial pricing of projects
• Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
• Assists with design review options and recommends best solutions based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials
• Creating bid lists, sending them out for bids and evaluating pricing
• Flagging proprietary specifications and recommending alternate materials during conceptual budgeting and bidding phase

Other Desirable Skills

• 3 – 5 years’ experience in construction including a minimum of 2 years working primarily in a Preconstruction/Estimating role
• Experience in the framing industry
• Strong communication and presentation skills
• Bluebeam experience preferred
• Extensive excel and modeling experience preferred
• Ability to read and interpret plans and construction documents

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