Land Development Project Estimator - CA - Roseville
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Land Development Project Estimator
CA - Roseville
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KB Home, a Fortune 1000 NYSE company and one of America's premier homebuilders, has an immediate employment opportunity available. The Company operates in 38 markets in 8 states across the nation.

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957. We operate in 38 markets in eight states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as second move-up and active adults. We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios. In addition, our industry leadership in sustainability helps to lower the cost of homeownership for our buyers compared to a typical resale home. We take a broad approach to sustainability, encompassing energy efficiency, water conservation, healthier indoor environments, smart home capabilities and waste reduction. KB Home is the first national builder to have earned awards under all of the U.S. EPA's homebuilder programs - ENERGY STAR®, WaterSense® and Indoor airPLUS®.

JOB SUMMARY: The Land Development Estimator PM will be responsible for aiding in the preparation of quantity takeoffs, preliminary budgets, RFP's and interacting with contractors estimating departments. Candidate needs to understand heavy-civil engineering and be able read heavy-civil blue prints without training. There will be some opportunities for municipal & contractor interaction as a representative of KB. Candidate must be proficient in various computer programs (Excel, Word, estimating software)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Project Cost Management:
  • Prepare detailed take offs from heavy-civil plans, prepare cost estimates and initial budgets for projects that account for all scopes of work needed to complete job.
  • Evaluating Plans and making value engineering recommendations.
  • Prepare bid scopes, RFP's and quantity sheets and circulate to contractors for bidding.
  • Prepare Bid Spreads and Bid Analysis to assist in award of projects.
  • Review and update all project budgets weekly/monthly as needed to keep accounting system current and accurate.
Bond Management: 
  • Prepare corporate bond submittal package for Project bonding. 
  • Follow-up with municipal agencies to obtain final sign-off letters for bond exoneration and participate in bond exoneration meetings as necessary.
Contract Management:
  • Prepare/process vendor work agreements, RFI's, changed conditions, and facilitate vendor invoice payment.
  • Assist managing consultants performing civil design, joint trench design, landscape design, SWPP design, soils reports, plot plans.
Contractor Management: 
  • Review, verify and report Contracotr progress in field.
  • Verification and reporting of site conditions and Contracotr conditions, equipment and manpower.
Business Management:
  • Assist in preparation of budget updates, cash flows and projections for business plan.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education: 
  • College Degree preferred.  
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering & Management is ideal.
Experience: 
  • 5 years' experience in estimating and managing heavy-civil projects.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with good follow-up and follow-thru skills.
  • Must be familiar with blueprints, grading plans, improvement plans, landscape plans etc. 
  • Competently perform take-offs and prepare accurate budgets for heavy-civil work with infrequent supervision.
  • Strong understanding of heavy-civil means and methods to accomplish construction of heavy-civil projects.
  • Strong ability to identify risks in heavy-civil work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be accountable in a team environment.
  • Ability to stay organized and manages priorities in an efficient manner.
  • Possess strong negotiation skills and experience.
  • Mandatory to be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Microsoft Project Scheduling.


Find out why KB Home is attracting and retaining the best employees! If you are interested and qualified, please apply now. KB Home provides above average compensation packages and earnings potential, full benefits, an outstanding 401K matching program, bonus plans and amazing promotional opportunities. KB Home is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse work team. Diversity is important to KB Home!

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