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Turner Construction
Estimator was asked...April 3, 2022

What office would you want to work out of?

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Office of the maintenance manager



Paul Davis Restoration

What is your greatest strength?

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Detail Oriented

My experience

Detail oriented

Collins Electrical Company

Where do you see yourself in five years?

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would like to be work for your company takeing care of wharehose also hauling parts to job sites also takeing care of company propreity Less


Gray Construction

1. How would you prepare a feasibility estimate? 2. Why do you want to leave your current company?

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These people are afraid to hire senior people skilled in the industry. Another job scared company. Less

1. Benchmark against previous, similar projects, exclude peculiarities [cost of land, remediation of land, special foundations, etc], state assumptions and most importantly state it as a range, say $150-250/SF rather than give a single figure the client will latch onto throughout the design process. 2. Need to get back into prime contracting and get involved in actual construction, as I used to, instead of consulting, where engagement is limited and also so I can have bragging rights when driving my dad, who was a Town Planner and builder, and a merciless tease, around town and pointing out projects I'd project managed (interviewers mockingly laughed at this). Of course I was being facetious but who wouldn't be after how they approached the whole interview process, not to mention that it's always been one of the dumbest interview questions? Why should anyone have a "noble reason" for leaving one company or the other in a free country, especially an "at-will" employment State anyway? The interviewers also laughed at the notion of establishing an independent estimate to compare returned subcontractor bids against and claimed they found RS Means was inaccurate. I wondered whether they receive detailed estimates to back up the fixed lump sum bids from subcontractors and how they handled change orders, price adjustment, etc, post contract. Less

Estimator was asked...October 3, 2017

Can you describe prior qualifications?

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Worked for auto Estimator with a major insurance industry

I'm a prior business owner and general manager that managed all inventory, estimating damages and mechanics of vehicles on a daily basis, approximately 50+ vehicles a day. Less

Helix Electric

tell me about yourself

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I can bearing if I am wrong and I was hard worker

I basically restated my resume

Valard Construction LP

Are you able to read all technical drawings ?

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Very strong technical capabilities with lots of years of experience in Projects

Yes I can read all technical drawings


When can you start?

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I need to be sure my current boss finds a replacement for me. This could take the full two weeks. Less


Kiewit Corporation

Why am I the best candidate for the postion?

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Experience bidding on large oil & gas and infrastructure projects.

Walked them trough my experience and the job posting and hoe I fit the requirments. Less


Are you familiar with on screen take offs?

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