Cronkhite Homes
  • Springfield, MO, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time


  • Administers competitive bidding and contract negotiations
  • Maintains a master cost/price book(catalog) of base plans and standard option costs and retail prices
  • Generates accurate lot specific work orders(WOs) and purchase orders(POs) and distributes them within MarkSystems
  • Continual review of plans and products to ensure value engineering
  • Estimates job costs and creates budgets for special pricing requests(non-standard) options from sales
  • Assists in determining and writing accurate standard scopes of work for each trade
  • Administers the subcontractor agreement with all trade partners
  • Participates in maximizing the gross margin on all jobs
  • Participates in the design and costing of new models and/or preliminary plans
  • Problem-solves and eliminates/reduces variances through ongoing communication with field personnel and trade partners
  • Negotiates rebates and searches out other support with suppliers


  • A natural sense of urgency and "must get it done" attitude
  • A clean driving record and valid driver's license
  • Minimum High School graduate or GED with good verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Thorough general construction, building science, and building code knowledge
  • Ability to estimate costs and develop accurate pro forma budgets from preliminary plans and written specifications
  • Ability to "take off" an accurate bill-of-materials from a set of construction drawings
  • Ability to analyze job cost variance data and take corrective actions
  • Organizational aptitude to manage the pre-construction job package routing and processing
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and mobile technology, including but not limited to spreadsheet applications, word processors, and calendar applications(Microsoft Office)
  • General knowledge or willingness to learn specialized estimating/purchasing software and CAD(Computer-Aided Design) systems
  • A collaborative nature for managing trade partners with the Production team
  • Ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines
  • The recognition and expectation that construction is NOT a 9-5 job; willingness to work extended hours, including some weekends and evening when deadlines dictate

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