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Store Construction Estimator

Company: The Finish Line, Inc.
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Come work for us!

We are looking for dedicated employees to join our team to help our customers have the best experience possible every time they enter a JD Finish Line store.

Our employees are key to our success.

The Construction Estimator is responsible for leading the execution of the store construction capital expense forecasting, estimating, management, and reporting for all Finish Line business units. Oversees and is responsible for the leadership and management of store construction project costs, based on the priorities and needs of the company. This individual will effectively exhibit JD Finish Line's core values of Customer, People, Winning, Community, and Financial Responsibility in everything they do by performing the following main duties:

  • Develops initial project specific cost estimates by analyzing labor, material and time requirements.

  • Conduct quantity takeoffs for all construction trades and review project plans/specifications to gain a complete understanding of the projects scope

  • Monitor all addendums, scope changes and breakouts to ensure they are incorporated into the estimate

  • Communicate with project managers concerning any issues with project specifications, project scope, value engineering possibilities, timelines or other items pertaining to the estimate

  • Proficiently read and interpret construction drawings and all other technical documents in order to prepare estimates

  • Conduct research to obtain and maintain updated data on labor costs, materials, production times, etc.

  • Promote best practices with all construction related processes and product innovation projects

  • Collaborate with owner supplied and all other vendors and, including purchasing agents to procure the most cost-effective pricing

  • Lead construction project cost development and analysis

  • Work with project management and design teams to develop project costs, scopes of work, timelines, and executables

  • Develops and maintains historical and geographical cost databases

  • Evaluate and assist in tracking all Request for information (RFIs) and change orders for justification and reasonableness

  • Manages cost and as well as project close-out procedures

  • Perform analysis of project plans and specifications.

  • Perform pre-bid site evaluations.

  • Generate and issues invitations to bid from suppliers and subcontractors.

  • Generate and submits requests for information (RFI's) pertaining to bid process as necessary.

  • Takes lead responsibility with the budgetary management of the various cost components of the project.

  • Monitor and confirm material procurement by subs throughout project.

  • Develop, monitor and ensures schedule performance and quality workmanship of construction in partnership with the Construction Project Manager.

  • Track and report, all capital project expenditures weekly

  • Review and processes all proposal requests, supplemental instructions and other contract documents.

  • Additional duties and projects as required.

Required Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in engineering, architecture, construction project management from a four-year college or university, or equivalent experience required. At least 4+ years experience in construction, estimating, or similar role with a specialty retailer. Internal JD Finish Line experience is a plus.

Required Computer and/or Technical Skills

Should have intermediate knowledge and abilities with Microsoft Office applications and should be skilled at Excel. Experience in web-based project management programs, particularly Lucernex, along with Google Suite and Smartsheets a plus.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

  • Strong communication skills, and management of other team members..

  • Developing, negotiating and analyzing construction budgets.

  • Excellent time and project management skills.

  • Very organized, creative, efficient, flexible and able to work well within a team.

  • Strong knowledge of tenant-improvement construction sequencing and durations to develop construction phasing plans and strategies

  • Ability to assess and inform Landlord Construction exhibits; mall/center design criteria; core/shell structural issues relative to Finish Line's and additional partners' intended designs; MEP and energy systems and requirements

  • Ability to inform and communicate technical construction aspects of potential deals to other departments and teams: develop project schedules; identify Landlord delivery requirements, risks, and trade-offs; review and inform capital budgets.

  • Self starter capable of operating with little supervision and the ability to escalate appropriately, logical and methodical

  • Highly technical, experienced construction industry professional

  • Strong technical, analytical, and strategic management skills based on owner, architectural or construction industry experience.

  • Skilled with Microsoft, Google Suite, and Project Management software (i.e. Lucernex, Smartsheets) applications and any other relevant computer skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sit for more than 6 hours per shift

  • Use hands to finger, type, handle and feel

  • Reach with hands and arms

  • Talk and/or hear

  • Walk or move from one location to another

  • Occasionally may need to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch

  • Lift and/or move up to 10 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally

  • Punctuality and regular attendance consistent with the company's policies are required for the position.

  • Average work week is 45-50 hours, which can vary depending on business need.

  • The work environment for this position is a moderately noisy office setting.

  • Must be able to travel approximately 40% of time by land and air.

The company reserves the right to modify this job description with or without notice. Employees may be asked to perform additional duties outside of normal job scope on a temporary basis per company policy.

Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The company reserves the right to modify this job description with or without notice. Employees may be asked to perform additional duties outside of normal job scope on a temporary basis per company policy.

EEOC Statement:

The Finish Line, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to complying with all federal, state, and local EEO laws. The Finish Line, Inc. prohibits discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on the individual's race or color, religion or creed, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, sex, pregnancy status, age, military status, disability, or any other protected characteristic or class protected by law. The Finish Line, Inc. provides reasonable accommodation for disabilities in accordance with applicable laws.

Need accessibility assistance to apply?

Applicants who require accessibility assistance to submit an employment application can either call Finish Line at (317) 613-6890 or email us at talentacquisition@finishline.com. A member of our Talent Acquisition team will respond as soon as reasonably possible. (This email address and phone number is only for individuals seeking accommodation when applying for a job.)

Keywords: The Finish Line, Inc., Indianapolis , Store Construction Estimator, Other , Indianapolis, Indiana

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