Drees Homes

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Estimator

Estimator

ID 
2017-1790
Job Location 
US-TX-Houston
Category 
Estimating
Position Type 
Regular Full-Time
Classification 
Non-Exempt
Community 
N/A

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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 almost 90 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 Houston Division office located in the Northwest Houston area.

 

In this position you will 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:

  • Responsible for timely and accurate estimating and job costing of all production and custom homes
  • Prepare detailed estimates and bill of materials for all new single-family houses introduced to the division.
  • Coordinate bids and layouts for engineering, trusses, HVAC, cabinetry, windows and other phases
  • Review all Architecture and Engineering plans for accuracy prior to field release
  • Review all purchase orders, issue and/or review Variance Purchases Orders
  • Establish working relationships with suppliers/subcontractors to enhance effective communication and assist in preparation of contracts with them
  • Utilize estimating software to verify take-offs and resolve disputes
  • Update and maintain bid pricing from all vendors
  • Other duties as assigned

 

We're seeking process-oriented individuals for this Estimator position. 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 Microsoft Office - Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Minimum 5 years experience with a residential homebuilder
  • At least 2 years experience performing take-offs and job cost estimates
  • Purchasing and trade negotiations experience helpful
  • Experience with homebuilding enterprise software and take-off software
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural and engineering plans
  • Self-motivated, team oriented and a good communicator with both internal and external customers
  • Strong organization skills, analytical, detail-minded, multi-tasker with the drive to meet deadlines
  • A problem solver who can take ownership of projects

 

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