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Cost Estimator

Company: Drees Homes
Location: Covington
Posted on: November 14, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewDrees Homes is a family-owned home building company with a passion for making custom homes easy. For over 90 years, we have taken care of our employees and our customers. It's why we rank as the 19th largest privately-owned builder in the country and have a track record of long-tenured employees. We're proud of being named a 2022 U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. Enrich your career at a company that values integrity, excellence, opportunity, stability and success. Headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees has operations in ten metropolitan areas: Greater Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Washington, DC.ResponsibilitiesIf you are interested in building a career with an established leader in the homebuilding industry, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for!We are looking for candidates for the position of Cost Estimator working in our Purchasing-Corporate office location in Ft. Mitchell, KY. The objective of this position is to be responsible for performing all activities associated with costing, estimating, pricing, maintenance of estimating related programs, and cost analysis of residential homes. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with trade partners and oversee cost codes
  • Prepare detailed estimates and purchase orders for all product in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy
  • Utilize estimating software to verify take-offs and resolve disputes
  • Update and maintain bid pricing from all vendors
  • Establish working relationships with vendors/subcontractors to enhance effective communicationWe're seeking process-oriented individuals and we're willing to train the right candidate. This is an entry-level position and If you possess all or some of the below listed knowledge and skills, we want to hear from you!Desired Knowledge and Skills:
    • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
    • Analytical, detail-minded, team oriented and a good communicator (internal and external customers)
    • Experience in Construction Management, Construction Technology, Accounting or related field of study, preferred
    • Ability to read bid sets, architectural plans as well as construct cost estimates preferred
    • Experience conducting bid analysis a plus
    • A visual learner with strong organizational skills
    • Self-motivated to be able to multi-task and meet deadlines
    • A problem solver who can take ownership of projects
    • Experience working in a construction related capacity a real plusThe schedule of this position will be Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM plus additional hours as necessary. Excellent hourly rate, bonus potential plus a comprehensive benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k) plans. Join a special team that works together to make Drees a successful company and a rewarding place to work!

Keywords: Drees Homes, Covington , Cost Estimator, Professions , Covington, Kentucky

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