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Senior Estimator - Pleasanton , CA

Summary:  The Senior Estimator is primarily responsible for providing accurate, reliable, and timely proposals and estimates through all stages of design for both private and public sector clients.  This position works closely with the rest of our estimating, business development, and preconstruction team to support the needs of the company and our clients.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review, analyze and interpret plans, specifications, and all other bid documents to prepare quality estimates.
  • Prepare detailed quantity takeoffs at various stages of design to properly identify and price the scope of work.
  • Solicit subcontractor and vendor bids, and analyze sub bids for completeness of scope and pricing.
  • Help identify opportunities to deliver better value to our clients.
  • Work with the project team members and subcontractors to determine what systems, materials, techniques, or products will provide the best value to the client.
  • Assist in managing the bid process including document control and solicitation of subcontractor bids.
  • Communicate with architects, consultants, clients, and subcontractors to clarify scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements.
  • Assist in conceptual estimating by developing budgets that provide comprehensive information about the scope of work and assumptions used suitable for review by the client.
  • Prepare bid instructions, bid forms, and other documents as needed for the bidding or budgeting process.
  • Assist in building and maintaining the subcontractor database.
  • Perform cost comparisons and analysis as needed.
  • Assist in building and maintaining the cost database for use in future conceptual estimates and budgets.
  • Prepare written proposals that clearly outline the work being proposed as well as all assumptions and clarifications.
  • Prepare preliminary construction schedules.
  • Meet all deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Assist in ongoing development of estimating processes and procedures to ensure a best-in-class estimating department.
  • Participate in project handoff meetings to relay project knowledge to the construction team.
  • Build and maintain relationships with qualified, reputable subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers.
  • Present estimates and participate in bid reviews with Director of Estimating and other management to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist in directing and mentoring estimating staff to ensure individual development and standards are met.
  • Work as part of the estimating team to provide support in whatever capacity possible to meet the goals and needs of the company and our clients.

Summary of Experience and Requirements

  • 8+ years of experience estimating all trades for a variety of projects.
  • Excellent time management, attention to detail, follow-up, organization, problem solving, and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and multi-task.
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with other members of the estimating team as well as other departments.
  • Ability to interpret all levels of drawings, narratives, and specifications from the conceptual through construction phase of design.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction principles and estimating processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.), Microsoft Project scheduling softwareand Bluebeam.
  • Bachelors’ Degree preferred, or equivalent work experience.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License in good standing (some travel will be necessary).

 

Senior Estimator/Design Build Manager - Fresno, CA

Summary:  The Senior Estimator is responsible for the leadership of the estimating team while
managing the design-build process for projects which includes oversight of Architectural and
other disciplines. This position is engaged with the client early on in the conceptual phase of the
project and will ultimately set the tone for the project.

Key Responsibilities

  • Review bid proposal documents for conformance to the requirements set forth in the
    bid package and/or bidding documents.
  • Use quantity takeoffs, current labor rates, material costs, crew size, phasing and the
    anticipated construction schedule to create an estimated cost for projects.
  • Use and understand current quantity take off methods, software and practices to ensure
    the accuracy of quantities.
  • Attend and represent the company in project estimating meetings, project review
    meeting and pre-bid meetings as requested to aid in further development of the project
    documents.
  • Ensure the design documents meet current building regulations, jurisdictional codes,
    ADA and authorities requirements for the job.
  • Provide management and mentorship to Bid Clerk and Junior Estimating team during the
    bid process; to include reviewing bids, bid pricing, analyzing bid packages, and review of
    proposals prior to submittal.
  • Provide budgets and preliminary schedules for the client, perform constructability
    reviews, value engineering, estimating and complete the buyout and contracting
    process.
  • Be an active participant in the subcontracting of the project and getting the project
    started.
  • Provide support and advice to the client on the project including their obligations in
    development of a building design.

Summary of Experience and Requirements

  • Knowledge and expertise with managing the Design Build delivery method
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in estimating for commercial and /or industrial design build turn-key projects
  • Comprehensive knowledge of estimating practices, procedures and techniques
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state, ADA and federal building laws and codes.
  • Understanding of Architectural, Structural, Civil and MEP plans and systems
  • Read, comprehend, and interpret all types of construction plans, specifications, contracts, RFQ’s, RFP’s and bid proposals.
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Accountant/Payroll Administrator
Summary:  This position is responsible for providing accounting support to the Controller and processing and management of the payroll processes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Implementation of accounting policy and procedures.
  • Process, input, correspondence, coordination, filing, etc. – Subcontractor progress billings/payments.
  • Work with Project Managers to ensure the accuracy of subcontractor billings/purchase orders/payments.
  • Reconcile Accounts Payable (to monthly statements)/resolve miscellaneous vendor issues.
  • Setup of new vendors/obtain required documentation
  • Prepare Field & Office Payroll Weekly according to company guidelines.
  • Prepare Apprenticeship & Journeymen Contribution Reports.
  • Reports Certified Payroll
  • Maintains employee records/updates in Pro-Contractor and BBSI
  • Payroll Tax Returns, Annual Sales Tax Return, Annual 1099’s, and Insurance Reports.
  • Prepare City Business License fee for local municipalities.
  • Assist with outside Audits (Workers Comp, Unions, General Liability Insurance, etc.).
  • Assist Accounting Manager with month end close/Financial Reports.
  • Reconcile payroll accounts for month end close (and possibly other accounts).
  • Prepare Adjusting Journal Entries- as directed by Accounting Manager
  • Provide administrative and clerical support as required for Accounting, under the supervision of Accounting Manager.

Summary of Skills/Abilities

    • Appropriately respond to requests and inquiries from the general public or other departments;
    • Interact tactfully and courteously with the public and staff
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all organizational levels
    • Demonstrate and maintain a high degree of initiative, maturity, integrity, accountability and good judgment.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
    • Ability to analyze, review, summarize and report information as needed
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Above all else, qualified candidates must have a willingness to adapt, learn and grow, according to the needs of the company. This position requires a highly motivated, team player with excellent communication skills
    • Experience using Pro Contractor or similar industry software

Summary of Requirements

    • 2 years accounting experience/construction industry
    • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office Applications
    • Experience with processing certified payroll
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Project Manager - Fresno, CA and Pleasanton, CA

Position Summary: Working for an established commercial and industrial subcontractor, you will be responsible for the management of key projects to ensure their success and profitability.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with design, budget and schedule.  

  • Oversee and direct construction of projects from conception to completion.

  • Maintain daily cost of production, manhour utilization and unit-based bid quantities.

  • Coordinate work and work with Superintendent to ensure project objective are achieved.

  • Develop month-end progress estimate in coordination with project owners’ representative.

  • Manage change in conditions, varying site conditions, change orders, T&M billings and project correspondence as needed.

  • Plan, coordinate and supervise on-site functions specific to assigned area of expertise in order to make sure project objectives are met.

  • Comply, understand, and support company safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Explore opportunities for new estimating contracts/projects.

  • Prepare bid documents according to company guidelines.

  • Track all job costs and monthly forecasts in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Ensure compliance of all subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Develop and coordinate job scheduling, including subcontracts and suppliers and appropriate payments.

  • Interact with owners to ensure needs are being met.

  • Review and implement Contract Change Orders.

  • Ensure that accurate written records of significant activities are logged in.

  • Work in conjunction with and safety personnel to ensure crews are working safely.

  • Participate in safety meetings.

Summary of Experience and Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or related field of study

  • 5-plus years of experience in commercial projects settings as a PM or PE.

  • Experience working with large commercial projects.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Office, Procore and Bluebeam.

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interface with owners’ representatives, engineering firms, subcontractors and other team members.

  • Comprehensive understanding of project contracts, terms and legal terms.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Detail oriented with exceptional organization skills and follow-through

Please send your resume to blair@sobbagroup.com to be considered for this position. 

Project Manager - OSHPD - Pleasanton, CA

Regional Contractor known for their quality projects and long-standing relationships in the community is looking to add to their team. If you have experience working on medical projects and experience with OSHPD, this may be a great opportunity for you!

Position Summary: The Project Manager is responsible for the development and coordination of all documentation, job scheduling, cost controlling and client management of an assigned project. The PM prepares, coordinates and monitors the documentation required for the implementation, execution and completion of a job. Reports to Sr. Project Manager on aspects of job performance and manages job purchasing within approved budgets.  

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the client – understanding what their objectives are and anticipate what information and services they want and need

  • Know, understand and execute the prime contract.
    Responsible for all administrative tasks for the assigned project(s) job setup, all logs, submittals, shop drawings, RFIs, prime contract change orders, subcontract change orders.

  • Manages overall relationship with the client and project architect.
    Manages overall billing process and procurement of payment from the client.

  • Works with the superintendent in evaluating the proper equipment needed for the project and assures company owned equipment is utilized as much as possible

  • Manages overall job cost of project and prepares a monthly report analyzing the projected job costs.

  • Read and understand the plans and specifications – regularly.

  • Direct and lead additional staff such as project engineers, project administrators and project superintendents in their respective job duties

  • Direct and monitor the buyout of the job including but not limited to subcontracts, purchase orders and company costs and expenses.

  • Analyze the capabilities of subcontractors and suppliers as they begin and continue their work as it relates to quality and quantity of work.

  • Direct and monitor the project submittal process.

  • Produce, direct and monitor the project schedule. Consult with the Director of Construction and the project superintendent as to maintaining the project schedule. Provide monthly updates to the client or as directed within the guidelines of the prime contract

  • Manage the process of project change orders.

  • Conducts regular performance reviews of his/her direct reports as well as annual reviews.

  • Administers proper discipline for all direct reports as well as direct hire assigned to project

  • Reviews timecards weekly for all direct reports and direct hire working on their respective projects for any given week.

  • Assumes responsibilities for Project Engineer/Clerk duties when one is not formal assigned to the project.

Summary of Experience and Education

    • 5+ years’ experience in the construction industry as a project manager, project engineer or superintendent, with 3 of those years in an increasingly responsible position in a healthcare environment.

    • Formal education in an accredited Construction Management program will serve as a substitute for a portion of the practical experience

    • Construction experience in an OSHPD setting

    • Construction experience in an in-patient clinical care environment in California

    • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    • Working experience in the development of major project schedules using an industry specific software (Suretrak, Primavera, Microsoft Project)

    • Working knowledge of all current building codes, SWPP requirements and air quality control

    • Good communication and interpersonal skills

    • Knowledge and and understanding of the various types of AIA prime contracts

    • Working knowledge and background in the inner workings of construction project accounting and job cost reporting

    • Must possess valid California driver’s license

Please send your resume to blair@sobbagroup.com to be considered for this position. 

Chief Executive Officer (Non-profit)

Tree Fresno is a non-profit environmental stewardship organization. Founded in 1985, Tree Fresno is a tireless advocate for living green and has planted over 44,000 trees in the community. When you tour the San Joaquin Valley, and see how the trees at schools, homes and businesses interact with the trees that grow along the roads, paths, rivers and highways, you begin to understand what Tree Fresno does and what the meaning of, San Joaquin Green. The Mission of Tree Fresno is to transform the San Joaquin Valley with trees, greenways and beautiful landscapes.

Located less than 90 minutes from 3 national parks and 3 national forests. Fresno is within 3 hours of the Pacific Ocean. Our housing costs are reasonable!

Position Summary: This position will be responsible for providing leadership and vison and to inspire the Tree Fresno team as well as stakeholders in the community.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading Tree Fresno in a manner that supports and guides the mission of the organization as defined in the by-laws and the adopted Vision Statement.

  • Maintain open communication with the Board of Directors and provide timely updates and information necessary for the Board to function properly and make informed decisions.

  • Shares with the Board of Directors the responsibility for fundraising sufficient to sustain and grow the organization.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the organization capitalizes on grant opportunities by completing application fully and submitting them in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for preparing the “Work Plan” and “Annual Budget” – as required by the ByLaws – in the form of the annual Value-Creating Plan Objectives & Financial Estimates – as established by Corporate Policy; preparing quarterly financial statements and progress reports, retaining with a CPA firm to prepare IRS Form 990 . . . all in a manner that accurately reflect the state of the finances and operating status and submitted to the Board for approval in a timely manner; and developing programs to achieve the Objectives subject to available funding.

  • Responsible for building relationships, at all levels, to carry out the Tree Fresno Mission.

  • Monitor legislative issues that may impact the Mission of Tree Fresno and develop strategies to ensure Tree Fresno’s voice is heard, consistent with the ByLaws, IRS rules and Board policy.

  • Serve as a liaison with the local governments and districts to support the Mission of Tree Fresno.

  • Responsible for developing education programs that will elevate environmental understanding to include implementing Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in school districts.

  • Responsible for the enhancement of Tree Fresno’s image by being active in the community and by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.

  • Responsible for the supervision of the hiring, training and retention of staff.

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for Tree Fresno; communicate the Core Values of Tree Fresno to public organizations, state agencies and the media.

Summary of Experience and Education

    • A Bachelor’s Degree is required.

    • A Master’s Degree in Non-Profit Management, Public Administration or Business Administration is preferred.

    • 5 + years in a management role for a non-profit organization and/or public agency; with experience in supporting a governing board.

    • Hands on budget management skills including budget preparation, analysis and reporting

    • Strong organizational skills and proven ability to lead a team

    • Knowledge of fundraising strategies including grant writing, and donor relations

    • Experience collaborating with Board of Directors and volunteer groups

    • Ability to engage with a diverse volunteer and donor groups

    • Demonstrated interest in environmental issues that impact a community.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of California geography, history and public lands

    • Exceptional English language skills, verbal, written and public speaking.

    • Proficient with MS 365 including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

If you would like to be considered for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to blair@sobbagroup.com

For more information on Tree Fresno, visit www.treefresno.org 

Finance Director

Catholic Charities Diocese of Fresno is a Community Benefit Organization serving the needs of those in crisis with sites in Fresno, Merced and Bakersfield. They are first responders helping the community with food, clothing and other basic necessities regardless of age, race or beliefs.

Catholic Charities is seeking a Finance Director to guide the organization in all matters of financial reporting and help to uphold the strategic direction of the agency to ensure the mission goals are met.

Position Summary: The Finance Director will be responsible for the agency financial reporting.  To execute defined job duties set forth herein reporting to CCDOF Executive Director. Primarily responsible for financial reporting function of CCDOF, generating defined periodic financial reports as well as special purpose reports as may be requested by Executive and/or Board of Directors. Responsible for regulatory compliance and related reporting. Preparation of records for annual external audit. Establishes and documents appropriate internal controls and designs and documents related policies and processes. Participates in overall policy setting of CCDOF as sponsored by Executive Director and Administrative Team. Supervises Accounting Specialists in completion of daily transaction processing responsibilities and other responsibilities as assigned.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Review daily bank account activity and balances.

  • Supervise accounting staff in execution of daily transaction processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable and bi-monthly payroll Agency payroll.

  • Assure that general and subsidiary ledgers properly reflect approved financial transactions.

  • Design and prepare all financial reports for review and distribution to the Executive Director, Board Treasurer, Program Managers and Board of Directors.

  • Prepare Annual Agency budget and collaborate with Program Managers for related supporting program budgets.

  • Design, implementation and ongoing maintenance of an effective internal control system.

  • Assurance of compliance with applicable regulations and preparation of required reports demonstrating such compliance.

  • Work intricately with the Agency Accounting Firm in preparation for annual external audit of financial records and related tax reporting.

  • Participation and leadership of special projects as may be required by Executive Director.

  • Maintain required records, reports, and files in a detailed/organized manner.

  • Perform other related duties as directed within specific grant and organizational guidelines.

Summary of Experience and Education

    • Undergraduate degree in accounting from accredited collegiate institution required or commensurate experience in accounting/finance field.

    • Minimum of three years’ experience in a staff accounting or supervisory position required.

    • Prior experience in accounting and transaction processing for non-profit organizations preferred but not required.

    • Master’s degree or CPA preferred but not required
      Prior supervisory experience a strong plus.

    • Demonstrated competency in use and operations of computerized accounting systems required (Abila MIP preferred) as well as Excel, Microsoft Office, Word and MS PowerPoint.

Please send your resume to blair@sobbagroup.com to be considered for this position.