Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field. Preferred, but not required.
10 years of industry experience in various construction types and systems. Project experience should include projects of values greater than $10 Million. Conceptual to Construction Documents.
Thorough working knowledge of all phases of design and construction.
Detailed knowledge of construction disciplines, including but not limited to: concrete, masonry, steel, wood frame, MEP systems, exterior, and interior finishes.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Effective participation in team environment, with both external and internal teammates.
Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills.
Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.
Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.
Highly organized, efficient, detail oriented and accurate.
Strong leadership, communication, and negotiating skills.
Life-long learner, always looking to grow knowledge and skills.
Commitment to team-building and service of others.
Self-motivated, self-starter, who demonstrates the ability to manage time effectively.
Ability to work collaboratively and establish a relationship built on trust with clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and other stakeholders.
Experience with successfully preparing persuasive preconstruction proposals and responding to RFP.
Familiarity with construction industry standards and regulations.
Familiarity with IBC 2021.
Familiarity with project entitlement processes. (i.e., Site Plan Approval, Permitting, Zoning, Bonding, etc.)
Experience with computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Navisworks, SketchUp, or similar), project management software (Vista, ProjectSight, Procore, or similar), and scheduling software (MS Project, Astra, or similar).
DBIA certification or equivalent professional certification in design-build delivery method.
Strong knowledge and experience with Design-Build project delivery method.
Experience leading Design-Build projects and collaborating with Design Professionals.
Familiarity with DBIA's Best Practices and guiding principles of Design-Build.
Ability to lead and coordinate the Design-Build process and manage Design-Build team members.
Experience with Design-Build RFP/RFQ preparation and response.
Knowledge of Design-Build contract documents and experience negotiating Design-Build contracts.
Familiarity with Design-Build Risk Management.
Work independently and/or as part of a team to develop construction budgets based on conceptual plans, schematic drawings, design development drawings, or full construction documents.
Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation.
Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation.
Ability to prepare detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost.
Review plans and prepare recommendations and pricing as it relates to supervision, project management, safety, logistics, staging, general conditions, special conditions, and jobsite requirement costs of a particular project.
Ability to engage and develop business with new and existing customers. To act as a relationship manager to serve the needs of the client and protect the interests of Martin Horn. To be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customer, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
Participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.
Ability to lead and facilitate value engineering sessions with the project team and design team.
Effectively prepare, track, and communicate construction contingencies and allowances with client.
Prepare and manage preconstruction schedules with design team and clients.
Prepare scope clarifications documents for clients.
Make subcontractor award recommendations to clients and negotiate subcontracts with trade partners.
Perform constructability reviews with architects, structural engineers, and MEP engineers to effectively analyze cost risk of the building as well as perform detailed value engineering studies to mitigate cost and budget exposure.
Price subcontractor, supplier and self-performed scopes of work.
Solicit and develop relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.
Prepare and communicate scope requirement to trade contractors.
Bid leveling of trade contractor and supplier bids.
Contract negotiations with clients.
Internal construction estimates
Identify early procurement or long lead work items.
Assessing project exposures/construction risks to appropriately analyze, cost and reflect these in an estimate.
Assisting in material selection, bid strategy, and estimate presentation.
Identifying constructability issues through the estimating process.
Identifying value-engineering alternatives.
Executing accurate, detailed and complete conceptual, preliminary, contract, and final estimates.
Producing accurate estimates from conceptual and schematic drawings.
Reviewing estimates with project managers, superintendents and other estimators.
Tracking and documenting historical data for future use.
Leading a collaborative and timely subcontract buyout and negotiation phase.
Assist Project Managers on pricing of Change Orders as required.
Must be able to collaborate with project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.
Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.
Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.
Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with the bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, bid-leveling, scope review, etc.
Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
Is a key participant with leadership experience involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
Must be familiar with reviewing construction contracts and can identify key insurance and damages clauses.
Competitive salary with profit sharing.
Paid Maternity / Paternity Leave
401(k) + company matching
Martin Horn employees enjoy access to the company box seats at the local music pavilion, premier seats at UVA athletics, and exclusive tickets to local cultural events.
Martin Horn will cover costs associated with Continuing Education Credits, specialized training, and accreditations.
Our average employee tenure is over 10.25 years, including our field personnel. That’s five-times longer than the industry average.
As the first and only Charlottesville contractor to operate out of a LEED-certified office, we are committed to reducing our overall carbon footprint. All of our principals drive electric vehicles, powered by the solar panels installed to our office roof. We even provide free electric vehicle charging to the public.
Martin Horn Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Martin Horn is a well-established commercial construction company that has been in business for over 40 years.
At Martin Horn, we do not build in a single sector over and over. We focus on the region and our relationships to keep our people busy right here in our backyard. This allows our team members to be home at night and attend their kid’s games on the weekends.
At Martin Horn We Build Stuff.
The stuff contracted currently includes multi-story apartment buildings, sport facilities, music venues, high-end condominiums, breweries and distilleries and much more. Projects can range from quick renovations to 30-million-dollar multi-year projects.