Drees Homes

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Estimator

Estimator

ID 
2017-1784
Job Location 
US-OH-Cleveland
Category 
Estimating
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Classification 
Non-Exempt
Community 
N/A

More information about this job

Overview

Our company’s mission is to be America’s leading private homebuilder. We are focused on delivering to our customers the home and features that they uniquely desire with the craftsmanship, durability and a long standing reputation that's uniquely Drees.

 

Drees Homes, family-owned and operated for over 85 years, is ranked as the thirty-second largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the fourteenth largest privately-owned home builder in the country.

 

Drees has been recognized with many prestigious industry honors, including the home building industry’s equivalent of the Triple Crown, winning all three major industry awards: America's Best Builder, National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.

 

Headquartered in Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees operates in Northern Kentucky; Cincinnati and Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; Jacksonville, FL;  Nashville, TN; Raleigh, NC; Washington D.C./Maryland/Virginia ; Austin, Houston, and Dallas, TX.  The company operates as “Drees Custom Homes” in Texas.

Responsibilities/Qualifications

If 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 Estimator working in our Cleveland Division office located in Brecksville, OH.

 

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 communication
  • Other duties as assigned

 

We're seeking process-oriented individuals for this position and we're willing to train the right candidate.  If you possess all or some of the below listed knowledge and skills, we want to hear from you!

 

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

 

  • College degree in Construction Management, Construction Technology, Accounting or related field of study, preferred
  • Strong computer skills including Excel
  • Basic knowledge of residential construction
  • Ability to read bid sets, architectural plans as well as construct cost estimates
  • Experience conducting bid analysis a plus
  • Analytical, detail-minded, team oriented and a good communicator (internal and external customers)
  • 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 plus
  • Prior experience with JD Edwards, Auto CAD, Sketchup, and/or On-Screen Takeoff

 

The 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!

Summary

Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place

 

To learn more about Drees Homes, please visit our website - www.dreeshomes.com