Perform quantity take offs, reading of plans and specifications, and entering information into Excel spreadsheets. Request/analyze subcontractor and material quotes. Create Proposals using MS Excel. Review data to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists. Select vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness. Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids. Manage all bid communication including change orders and revisions. Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues. Review, compare and reconcile contracts to ensure that they conform to our bids and prepare them for review by Vice President of Business Development. Conduct pre-construction meetings to inform the Project Manager about project status and transfer vital information. Work with Purchasing Department to ensure site furnishing and specialty items are ordered and delivered in a timely manner. Review and quantify project change orders and revisions. Update and maintain bid, change order, and project management logs. Review subcontracts and change orders produced by Contract Administration and ensure they are executed in a timely fashion. Meet with clients to review and explain project cost, extras and change orders. Act as liaison between project superintendents, project managers, sub-contractors, and general contractors.