Pre-Employment Application

Estimator / Pre-Construction Manager
Arlington Heights, IL  60005

Path Construction Central is seeking a qualified Estimator / Pre- Construction Manager to join our organization. We are a rapidly growing General Constractor based in Arlington Heights, IL with projects and offices throughout the country.

The right candidate will have a minimum of 7 years of estimating/preconstruction experience and be able to gather, calculate, and compile data to produce project estimates and lead pre-construction activities.  This position will take a project from a "napkin design", to budgeting, and finally the estimation of a complete design, ready for construction.  Project magnitudes will vary from the $5 million - $100 million range.

Path’s success is not a matter of luck; it’s a result of our ingenuity, expertise, and exceptional people coupled with our unparalleled focus on customer service. Our foundation and culture are based upon our company values of trust, safety, teamwork, responsibility, service and stewardship.  We are inspired by a compelling purpose to build structures and facilities for the advancement of modern society and a mission to create an exceptional customer experience. Path has built a reputation for being a leader in our industry and in the communities in which we live and work.

For the right Estimator / Pre-Construction Manager, we offer:
·      Competitive Compensation
·      401(k)
·      Medical Insurance
·      Company Cell Phone and Computer
·      Travel Reimbursement

It all starts with our exceptional people and exceptional teams.
…What are you waiting for?

Duties for an Estimator / Pre-Construction Manager include:
·      Complete quantity takeoffs and summations of materials
·      Solicit trade partners, obtain bid estimates and time projections for preparing vendor proposal comparisons and estimate summary sheets
·      Help in preparing, organizing, and coordinating Request for Proposal documents and schedules, utilizing schedule information to estimate General Contractor's and other schedule-driven items
·      Determine all pricing options and the appropriate price for the project
·      Pre-construction activities such as subcontractor pre-qualifications, running pre-construction meetings, and value engineering
·      Establishing budget controls and assuming responsibility for profits and losses
·      Establishing preliminary construction schedules
·      Review design documents and verify complete and accurate scopes
·      Review design documents and identify scope items with cost implications
·      Identify and resolve design conflicts and missing information by preparing, tracking, submitting, and distributing preconstruction RFI’s

Estimator / Pre-Construction Manager must have the following experience and be proficient in the use and execution of the following systems:
·      7+ years of building construction estimating experience
·      Degree in engineering or construction management preferred
·      Proficient in estimating and scheduling
·      Familiarity with building/estimating techniques and software: Microsoft Excel, ISqFt, WinEst/Bid2Win, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Bluebeam/PDF, Google Earth
·      Proficient in Pre-Construction standards and procedures
·      Expert in building systems and assemblies
·      Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
·      Strong work ethic and desire to work in a team environment and grow the company
·      Detail orientation sufficient to organize and manage multiple project tasks



Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
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Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
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E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
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Phone 2
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High School
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College Graduate
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Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree.

How many years of experience do you have as an Estimator for commercial or multifamily construction projects?
0 - 4 years
5 - 9 years
10 - 20 years
20+ years

Describe your past Pre-Construction involvement on commercial and/or multifamily construction projects? (If none, "n/a")

Are you willing to travel for projects?
Yes - up to twice a month
Yes - up to five times a month

In your opinion, when estimating or transitioning a new project, what are the 3 most important things to do?

What is the largest team you have managed?
0 - 2 people
3 - 10 people
10+ people

Do you have experience estimating for Public Entities? If so, please list.

Describe 3-5 projects you have managed. Please include project name, project dollar value, owner name, and job role.

Have you been the lead estimator on a design-build project? If yes, please describe your approach to the project.

Please rank your expertise of the following trades on a scale of 1-10. (10 being a master of the specific trade, 1 being minimally knowledgeable of the trade): Excavation = (1-10) Concrete = (1-10) Masonry = (1-10) Steel = (1-10) Carpentry = (1-10) Windows = (1-10) Roofing = (1-10) Mechanical = (1-10) Electrical = (1-10) Plumbing = (1-10) *Copy and paste trades above in your response.

What construction software do you have experience with? (i.e. Primavera P6, MS Project, Sage 300, etc.)

Please describe your management style.

Based upon your understanding of the position, please provide your salary expectations.

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


Provide us with your recent employment history:

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On what date can you start?


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