Title: Co-op | Estimating Assistant
Reports to: Designated Estimating Mentor
Summary: Assist preconstruction and estimating staff with daily tasks to keep projects
running efficiently. Perform tasks below that are relevant during the period of
time on co-op.
· Learn and Assist the Estimating Process
o Understand CSI divisions and structure of estimates.
o Reading plans and specifications
o Input sublists into the Extranet
o Communicate via phone with subcontractors to confirm bidding status
o Log sub responses on the Extranet and maintain established sublist.
o Order/Print bid documents and distribute.
o Assist estimator with the distribution of project information or clarifications to
o Create Drawing Lists.
o Perform quantity takeoff using OST.
o Develop an understanding of using various estimating software’s (OST, BlueBeam,
Columbia Extranet, Assemble, In-site, etc.)
o Assist the estimator with the creation of trade specific bid tabs & scopes.
o Develop a clear understanding of each trades scope of work.
o Attend site visits and subcontractor walk-throughs as required.
o Participate in project meetings and budget reviews when appropriate.
o Proposal and Interview Involvement
o Assist with providing proposal deliverables under the direction of the Estimator when
· Subcontractor Relationships
o Establish working relationships with subcontractors.
o Effectively and respectfully communicate with subcontractors to input bidding status.
ï‚§ Continuous Improvement and Educational Learning
o Attend Industry Events when appropriate.
o Improve existing knowledge of estimating by successfully:
· reading plans & specs
· performing takeoff
· communicating with subs
o Proactive and ambitious/willingness to learn