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Construction Estimator

Company: Estime Enterprises, Inc
Location: Arlington
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Position Description

We are looking for an Estimator that will develop cost estimates for civil and renovation projects typically valued in the range of $250,000 -$2,000,000 range. Also, the successful candidate will also manage other pre-construction related services, such as obtaining material cost, screening contractors, and etc.

Essential Functions of Position

Strong working knowledge of civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical discipline and the capacity to understand unique project requirements. Strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively use a variety of estimating, scheduling and reporting software tools. The ability to effectively communicate with management, subcontractors, customers and outside stakeholders. Also, the successful candidate must have the ability to travel to different jobsites within a designated geographical area.


Create detailed cost estimates that are organized by CSI and arranged to follow the pricing format required by the project;

Provide high level scoping of the project to create the estimate summary and outsourcing control worksheets;

Facilitate outreach to subcontractor, vendors, and suppliers

Visit project work sites, participate in pre-proposal meetings, clarify scope of work, and prepare RFI's;

Evaluate projects for constructability and value-engineer cost savings;

Work closely with project team and other stakeholders to develop strategy, competitive differentiation and an overall understanding of the project;

Develop and manage the pre-proposal RFI process and list of clarifications and exceptions

Develop Scope Summary Sheets (SSS)

Develop and/or manage the development of a preliminary bid schedule;

Understand Division 01 requirements and develop the General Conditions for the project;

Work closely with subcontractors, suppliers and other stakeholders through the bid process to understand and capture the complete scope of each trade in the scope summary sheets and the estimate at large;

Manage bid receipt of subcontractor and supplier pricing

Identify, understand, and manage all associated risk of the project as part of the proposal preparation process;

Participate in negotiating final scope, price and other terms;

Summarize the estimate into the accounting budget and turn over the project to operations via a deliberate process;

On occasion, negotiate subcontracts and purchase orders to assure that all project goals are being addressed;

Participate in industry networking functions and engage in life-long learning activities;

Minimum Qualifications

B.S. degree in engineering or construction management with 7-10 years of experience with a commercial and/or industrial general contractor or 15+ years of directly related experience with no degree;

A strong working knowledge of construction means and methods associated with civil and interior renovation projects

Extremely detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to organize and manage detailed analysis.

Proficient in the use of Onscreen Takeoff Estimating Software and Procore Construction Management Software

High level of proficiency with spreadsheets, email and other software used in the construction industry.

The capacity to develop into a chief estimator;


Full Medical, and dental plan with employer contribution

Matching 401K plan

Two weeks of vacation and 1 week of sick each year

Paid holidays

Keywords: Estime Enterprises, Inc, Arlington , Construction Estimator, Professions , Arlington, Virginia

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