Drees Homes

  • Estimator

    Job Location US-OH-Cleveland
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 90 years, is ranked as the thirtieth largest home builder in the country by BUILDER media brand as well as the twelfth 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.


    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

    • 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
    • Work closely with with vendors/subcontractors to enhance effective communication and resolve issues in a timely manner
    • Obtain permits prior to releasing homes to construction and create and maintain good working relationships with all municipalities
    • Create and distribute job packets to the field upon completion of job estimates
    • 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 and Bluebeam
    • Experience with JD Edwards or related programs and/or On-Screen or other Takeoff program a plus
    • Estimating experience and 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, with strong organizational skills
    • Team oriented and a good communicator with both internal and external customers
    • Self-motivated to be able to multi-task and 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!


    Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place


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


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