Chief Estimator

Arcadia Homes is the premier custom homebuilder in the Charlotte area, having been awarded the prestigious National Association of Homebuilders 2019 Custom Homebuilder of the Year. We are a privately owned company that has remained committed to our core values since foundation in 1994. We have the highest respect for every member of our team as well as our homeowners. We believe that our corporate culture is as important as the services we provide, as expressed in our company motto: Build – Serve – Inspire.

Position summary:

Arcadia Homes is searching for a collaborative and motivated Chief Estimator to join our well-established, growing company. This position requires a self-starter with a strong work ethic, and a commitment to quality and precision. The Chief Estimator reports to the Managing Partner in charge of Pre-construction.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the project scope utilizing architectural, engineering, and site plans, and specifications to determine project requirements
  • Solicit Requests For Proposal (RFPs) from Trade Partners
  • Respond to Trade Partner questions regarding their scope of work
  • Obtain and review RFPs for adherence to the scope of work
  • Create Schematic, Design Development, and Construction cost estimates
  • Coordinate with the Pre-construction team to develop and estimate value engineering options
  • Identify plan and specification constructability issues
  • Assist in cost and contract negotiations with Trade Partners
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective Trade Partners and coordinate with Managing Partners to evaluate their ability to meet Arcadia standards
  • Consult with Construction Managers on project budgets
  • Monitor and maintain the estimating system and cost database
  • Propose and develop estimating process improvements
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications/Education:

  • B.S. or B.A. degree from an accredited college or university
  • 4+ years of estimating or construction management experience
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Excel and knowledge of project management and estimating software
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents and specifications
  • Proficiency in math and geometry
  • Systematic, organized, detail oriented, efficient, and accurate
  • Self-motivated and effective time manager with problem solving and multi-tasking skills
  • Flexible and willing to operate in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • Team player with a positive attitude and desire to build relationships with Arcadia team members and Trade Partners
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Available Properties

Arcadia has a number of luxury homesites available in some of the most exclusive communities in the Charlotte area. Do you already own property or are you in the process of buying land? No problem, Arcadia will build your custom luxury home at the location of your choosing.

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506 Bear Paw Dr Waxhaw, NC 28173
Bear Paw Drive, NC,
.7 acres lot
The Cottages at Longview #60
8809 Thornbury Place, Waxhaw, NC, 28173
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The Cottages at Longview #62
Belle Meade Court, Waxhaw, NC, 28173
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The Cottages at Longview #68
605 Belle Meade Court, Waxhaw, NC, 28173
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The Cottages at Longview #69
603 Belle Meade Court, Waxhaw, NC, 28173
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