Senior Estimator

Name : fbertke
Industry Type : Design Build Firms- EPC
City & State : Cincinnati,OH
Job Title Senior Estimator
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Full time employment in a stable firm.
Resume :  

Thirty years experience in the industry has provided me with the skills and knowledge to help improve your bottom line. My ability to recognize future market trends and identify potential costs savings, reduces risks and exposure for both client and company. Combined experience in estimating, project management, scheduling, marketing and system administration allows me to deal with all levels of a project, providing succinct cost-effective estimates, meeting the clients needs and keeping the larger picture in mind. Excellent presentation skills contributed to my success as a certified Timberline consultant, enhancing my ability to train others and convey ideas and information to clients.

Core Strengths:Knowledge base
Ability to estimate in all CSI divisions increasing accuracy of estimates and costs savings
Timberline Estimating Expert
Ability to see bigger picture and areas for improvement
Computer skills
Ability to adapt to any cost reporting structure

Positions Held:

Software Administrator/Senior Estimator Created web-based system through which I coordinated five different engineering firms on a joint estimate for a confidential client. My knowledge of the software allowed me to control and combine the efforts, resulting in increased accuracy, consistency, and cost savings to the client. In addition, I trained three of the firms in the use of the estimating program and I continue to create improvements to the system and train others within the company.

Certified Timberline Consultant My in-depth knowledge of the Timberline software allowed me to provide exceptional customer service for over 600 construction firms of various sizes and disciplines. I created my own training programs to accommodate every level of experience and class size and, after program installation, I was primary in troubleshooting problems that arose with client estimates. Exposure to such a variety of firms also broadened my knowledge base, increasing my abilities and allowing me to share new ideas with my clients.

Senior Estimator In positions with various companies, I have consistently improved the estimating process, resulting in savings, reductions in inefficiency, and elimination of errors. In one instance, my changes resulted in a savings of $100,000 within the first month. I am the go-to person for fast, accurate estimates and share my knowledge with co-workers. My accuracy on estimates is typically in a range of 2% plus or minus on projects ranging up to 1 billion dollars.

Work History:
2008 to presentJacobs Engineering, Forest Park, OH
2005 to 2008AKtion Associates, Maumee, OH
2002 to 2005DEI Incorporated, Forest Park, OH
2000 to 2002Turner Construction, Cincinnati, OH
1996 to 1999Federated Department Stores, Cincinnati, OH
1993 to 1996Hixson Architects Engineering
1990 to 1993Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc
1988 to 1990Paul Hemmer Construction Inc
1979 to 1988Bertke Electric
1972 to 1979United States Navy

Education:University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati Art Academy

ComputerSage Timberline Estimating - all modules
Programs:On Center On Screen Take-Off
Timberline Project Administrator
Crystal Reports
Microsoft Projects
Ketiv (CAD)
G2 Estimating
EZ-Bid Estimating
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Projects
Lotus 123 Symphony/Always
Delrina WinFax-Pro
Various Utility Programs

TechnicalCertified Consultant Training for Sage Timberline Estimating and Project Management
Timberline Basic Training
Timberline Advanced Extended Training
Timberline CAD and Buy-Out Training
Ketiv CAD Program
OSHA 30 Hour Training
G2 Estimating Class
Stran Pre-engineered Metal Building
Illuminating Engineering Societys Lighting Fundamentals Course
NECA Estimating Course
Teletype Repair School - U. S. Navy
Radioman A School - U. S. Navy

Seminars:Timberline Users Group 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000
AEC Conference 1996

Project List and References available on request

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