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Division:Des Moines MainProject Location(s):Des Moines, IA 50309 USAMinimum Years Experience:Travel Involved:Job Type:RegularJob Classification:ExperiencedEducation:Bachelors DegreeJob Family:ConstructionCompensation:Salaried ExemptPosition Description: Supports the Lead Estimators and/or Preconstruction Manager in all estimating functions throughout the Launch process required during the preconstruction phase. Responsible for value engineering, budget controls, alternative and comparative studies, constructability reviews and Target Value Design. Responsible to ensure that estimates, bids and GMP's are complete, accurate, and well supported by recent pricing data and subcontractor input.Reports To: Preconstruction Manager or Regional Preconstruction ManagerEssential Duties and Responsibilities*:Receive, file and distribute design documents to internal team members.Coordinate subcontractor bid lists with procurement for budget pricing and bidding.Manage distribution of current design documents for subcontractor budgeting and bidding and ensure sufficient subcontractor input is received.Review design documents for level of completion, assemble comments and requests for additional information needed to provide complete estimates.Review and confirm that all previously approved document revisions have been incorporated into the design documents. Record and report all exceptions.Attend pre-bid meetings and subcontractor site walk-throughs.Visit sites to evaluate existing conditions and identify and capture any scope that may not be included in the design documentsSupport the Lead Estimator or Preconstruction Manager in the set-up of the estimate, estimate schedule, and responsibility matrixPerform quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all assigned trades and building systemsProvide pricing for value engineering, alternates, options, and special studies as required.Utilize Building Information Models (BIM) for quantity take-off and visualization where possible to support preparation of a complete estimate.Prepare subcontractor bid proposal forms and subcontractor bid recording sheets for assigned trades. Evaluate subcontractor input for scope inclusion. Identify scope gaps and overlaps and coordinate with other staff managing trades.Ensure pricing within the estimate or GMP is complete and accurate, reflecting recent pricing data, subcontractor bids or budgets.Participate in internal estimate review meetingsLead the coordination of operational input during the estimating, bidding, and GMP process. Ensure that the detailed General Conditions/Requirement (GC/GRs) study and site logistics and Building LIFE, prepared by Operations, is incorporated into the estimate.Develop, lead or support the assembly of all estimate, bid or GMP documents required by and submitted to the Owner. Coordinate requirements with the CM Agreement.Actively participate in estimate and GMP review meetings with architects, engineers, and owners and incorporate comments, feedback, and input into revised estimates or GMP's. Assemble revised documents for final submission.Take lead role or support role in Lump Sum bids.Train and manage Estimators, including performance evaluations for those staff assigned.Support the development and enhancement of owner, architect, subcontractor and vendor relations.Analyze cost data, unit prices, general conditions and general requirements costs, and information that can be developed and used as a "rule of thumb" for all building systems estimated costs.Participate and contribute to the Launch Matrix for each milestone.Coordinate with Operations Lead to support preparation, scheduling, evaluating, executing and managing the Launch Matrix and Launch Matrix meetings for each estimate milestone.Coordinate with Lean Manager to develop and execute Pull Plans for design, estimate and GMP schedules.Provide input to constructability reviews and coordinate with the Operations Lead to ensure the constructability reviews ar