** Resumes without relevant or related experience will not be considered & will not receive a response **

Local company is seeking to find an experienced Estimator with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Construction Management, Engineering plus a minimum of 5 years recent experience as a Commercial Building Estimator. Will be responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project. Provide clients with timely and accurate estimates for design projects in industrial, commercial, medical, and institutional projects by gathering information and analyzing important metrics. Estimators are responsible for reviewing drawings and specifications, developing and preparing conceptual cost estimates and cost analysis for all phases of construction.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review and understand the project drawings, specifications, and requirements
  • Make quantitative take-offs and prepare estimates
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Attend meetings and job walk-throughs
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers
  • Conduct research to obtain data on materials, production times, etc.
  • Demonstrate the ability to handle multiple deadlines and handle stressful situations in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Use software for data analysis, forecasting, and budgeting
  • Create and submit estimate budgets or bids to clients
  • Build and maintain close relationships with architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and suppliers
  • Consult with project manager during turn-over meeting
  • Assist in maintaining statistical records for the identification of trends in pricing

MUST have

  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • In depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office and various bidding programs

Must be open to

  • Mandatory overtime – 40-50 hours per week which may include weekends
  • Occasional wear of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazards
  • Occasional overnight travel (5%)


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