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Senior Estimator / Estimator

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Estimator / Estimator
Department: Estimating
Reports To: Chief Estimator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: December 2015


Provides full estimating services on all sizes of projects and contract types.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare Conceptual Budgets/Negotiated Pre-Construction Agreements
    • Attend pre-construction meetings and client presentations.
    • Work with Project Management to generate an accurate schedule.
    • Coordinate job walks and discuss the project with key trades for accurate unit pricing.
    • Prepare take-off quantities. Provide value engineering ideas to clients.
    • Review take-off quantities generated by Junior Estimators. Provide and manage guidelines for On-Screen Take-off presentation.
    • Prepare Excel Budget/Preconstruction deliverables for client.
  • Prepare Negotiated and Hard Bids
    • Attend client meetings, visit project site and assess site constructability.
    • Review bid documents for accuracy, completeness and special project requirements.
    • Set-up trades, proposed subcontractor list and project description using bid invitation software.
    • Coordinate job walk and discuss project with key trades.
    • Generate RFIs for plan and specification discrepancies.
    • Work with construction team and subcontractors to identify trade specific time durations for each scope of work in order to generate an accurate schedule.
    • Review and qualify all subcontractor proposals to ensure a complete scope of work.
    • Prepare final Bid Package for submission to client.
    • Review project status during course of construction.
  • Concrete Estimating
    • Coordinate meetings with Field Operations to determine constructability, perform detailed concrete take-offs and calculate pricing using various sources.
    • Price change orders during the construction phase of the project on an as needed basis.


  • Bachelor degree in construction management or other related field required or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently estimate construction costs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to work effectively on an individual basis, as well as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient in use of On-Screen Take-off, PrimeBid, Bidmail, BuildingConnected, Timberline, and/or other similar estimating programs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Interested in this position? Send your resume along with a cover letter to