Company Description

Volumetric Building Companies (VBC) is a vertically integrated global volumetric construction leader, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. with locations across the United States and in Europe in the UK, Poland and Serbia.

Utilizing our technology-enabled design and engineering model, precision-driven manufacturing capabilities, and project-proven modular construction expertise, the company’s focus is on providing high quality, sustainably produced buildings in less time across varied market sectors including housing and hospitality.

As we grow, we are continually and very selectively adding top talent to our team. Our engaging culture is one that promotes teamwork, innovation, continuous learning, open and candid communications, and respect and support for one another, and for the communities in which we operate.

If you think you are one of the best at what you do and want to join us on our journey to build the future and improve lives, then we’d love to hear from you!

Job Description

The ideal candidate’s primary duty is to provide all aspects of Estimating for VBC Construction. Primarily responsible for full coordination and execution of large complex estimates with minimal supervision. Contracts are primarily At-Risk and GMP based.

Review plans and specifications for completeness.
Creation of subcontractor lists and development of bid packages.
Prepare bid submission documents. (RFQ, RFP, RFI)
Perform accurate QTO’s to determine the amounts of labor and materials necessary to complete the work.
Apply the proper unit pricing to determine a total price for the work, including type of labor costs associated for a specific project. (ie. Open Shop, Prevailing Wage, Union)
Analyze and compile data of external factors that can influence costs and efficiencies.
Perform site and existing building surveys to determine the scope of work.
Coordinate the total estimating effort relevant to a particular bid or negotiated project.
Develop and maintain a positive working relationship with clients, architects, subcontractors and suppliers.
Attend meetings with clients, manufacturing and architectural teams that pertain to project costs.
Convey to the project team the details of the estimate, including opportunities and risks.
Review and analyze estimated vs. actual costs.
Provide training, mentoring, hiring of junior or assistant Estimators.
Able to assemble constructability, value engineering and life cycle reports on an as needed basis though out the design process.
Track actual field productivity rates to create accurate unit costs for postmortem date base.
Participate in client interviews and attend business development functions


Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering (preferred) or equivalent combinations of technical training and experience.
Knowledge of general building techniques and sequences.
Knowledge of building codes and standards.
Skilled in plan reading and interpretation.
Skilled in both verbal and written communication.
Proficient in Excel, Blue Beam and BIM 360.
Ability to use Building Information Modeling tools to extract quantities and analyze models.
Must be able to maintain focus during the stress that can occur on bid day.
Ability to manage duties and processes to meet critical bid deadlines.
Have a propensity towards mathematics.

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