Employment Opportunities


 

Position:

Landscape Construction Estimator

The Landscape Construction Estimator is responsible for preparing estimates and proposals by collecting and studying information and analyzing the scope of work and requirements, ensuring all opportunities are fully realized with an emphasis on quality, client satisfaction and profitability.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare design and construction estimates and proposals;
  • Work interdepartmentally to gather, calculate, and compile data for use in proposals and estimates;
  • Identify and quantify expenses, labor, material, and time requirements by studying plans, land management plans, specifications, and related documents to compute costs;
  • Assist in maintaining a current database of costs to ensure the most accurate pricing for suppliers and subcontractors;
  • Read, analyze and fully understand site plans, restoration plans and land management plans as well as other sources of information to formulate proposals;
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components;
  • Make site visits as necessary to verify site conditions, site access, as well as measurements;
  • Consult with staff members in other departments (Project Management, Construction, Design and Finance) to effectively formulate estimates and resolve issues;
  • Work closely with the Senior Estimator, the IT Specialist, and the Technical Director to improve quoting systems.

Qualifications

  • 1+ year of estimating experience in landscape construction, building construction, landscape architecture, and/or engineering
  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Science, Construction Management or related field preferred
  • Experience with competitive bidding, subcontractors and projects over $100,000
  • Proficiency in M.S. Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) software
  • Experience with AutoCAD a plus
  • Database experience required, proficiency in Sage CRM a plus
  • Strong mathematical and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to read and understand site plans, restoration plans and land management plans
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with strong time management skills
  • Effective listening skills and communication skills (verbally and in writing)
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and respectfully as a team with co-workers
  • Exceptional interpersonal and relationship building skills at all levels of the organization
  • Proven experience proactively identifying work that needs to be done and following through to completion
  • Demonstrated ability to manage several projects at one time and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to manage the high stress of tight deadlines and the major responsibility of accurately forecasting the budget for a project
  • Present a professional, business-like image to clients, colleagues and visitors.
  • Timely and dependable attendance
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to lift material and/or packages weighing up to approximately 50 pounds
  • This job will have exposure to occupational hazards such as tick-borne illnesses, biting and stinging insects, and will require exposure to a variety of adverse weather conditions year-round.

Applicants

Please submit a resume and cover letter which includes position of interest to p.schiffman@wilkinsonecological.com


Position:

Project Administrator

In this newly created position, the Project Administrator will provide critically valuable project coordination for the Wilkinson Ecological construction division. S/he will be responsible for client support and coordination, project management and field construction support, project data administration and project purchasing.

Responsibilities

  • Professionally handle incoming requests from clients and ensure that issues are resolved both promptly and thoroughly.
  • Continuously evaluate and identify opportunities to drive process improvements that positively impact the client experience.
  • Provide administrative and project support to the Project Managers and Field Managers.
  • Gather client and project information, regularly updating the CRM/work flow operating system and producing management reports.
  • Oversee purchasing, including placing orders and ensuring they are fulfilled as promised, arranging for service contracts, preparing purchase orders, researching and evaluating suppliers and merchandise, and collaborating with the Finance Department to ensure information is shared as needed and appropriate records are maintained.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar project administrator/customer service role communicating directly and professionally with clients
  • 2+ years of experience with database systems
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Experience in a landscape or construction environment highly preferred
  • Purchasing experience preferred
  • H.S. Diploma. College degree preferred.
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Highly developed sense of integrity and commitment to customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated passion for excellence with respect to treating and caring for customers
  • Proven ability to handle complaints and customers with concerns
  • Pleasant, patient and friendly demeanor
  • Strong detail orientation and listening skills
  • Ability to work both independently and respectfully as a team with co-workers
  • Proven interpersonal and relationship building skills
  • Ability to effectively manage one’s time
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Timely and dependable attendance
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends

Applicants

Please submit a resume and cover letter which includes position of interest to p.schiffman@wilkinsonecological.com