The Estimator is responsible for preparing budgets, estimates and pre- bid packages for construction projects to be built for clients under the CM at Risk guaranteed maximum pricing structure.

Responsibilities also include working with the project management team in establishing a bidders list, soliciting and evaluating subcontractor proposals and scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys and reviewing project plans and specifications for constructability and value engineering in all CSI (Construction Specification Institute) categories of work.

The Estimator will supervise a team of cost engineers who support departmental and organizational goals through their efforts.

Job Responsibilities include (but may not be limited to):

  • Perform accurate, thorough and timely quantity takeoffs using company format, detail and coding for all CSI division systems for all levels of project documents (schematic, design development and construction documents).
  • Develop accurate and concise clarifications and assumptions with the project management team’s assistance.
  • Manage multiple projects concurrently with ability to multi-task.
  • Obtain clarification on plans and specifications from architects and engineers when necessary.
  • May assist the project management team in soliciting and analyzing subcontractor and vendor pricing input when required.
  • Prepare and present budget presentations to owners and architects.
  • Build effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets customer’s expectations.
  • Attend project site pre-bid meetings, site tours and post-bid interviews as required.
  • Develop unit costs accurately and analyze value management analysis options.
  • Perform technical/plan review when required.
  • Consider and understand problems, and identify appropriate solutions.
  • Develop knowledge in building designs, systems and construction materials through available resources and use this knowledge in guiding the owner to a viable project.
  • Accurately assess and plan takeoff workload.
  • Ensure all data placed in the historical database is accurate.
  • May assist in purchasing or buyout duties.
  • Participate in Redi-check document review workshops.
  • Lead in the training and development of cost engineers.
  • Other duties upon request.


  • B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent work experience with 7+ years of preconstruction and/or operations experience on commercial construction projects or 10 – 12 years of progressive equivalent work experience in a related field.
  • Knowledgeable in civil/site construction, foundation and structural systems, interior finishes, exterior wall systems, mechanical and electrical systems and the costs of these systems.
  • Proficient in all estimating software programs used in preconstruction (e.g. MC2, On-Screen Takeoff (OST), Paydirt, Constructware and іSqFt).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Resourceful and diligent in seeking solutions to problems and adapting to new situations.
  • Possess the ability to estimate all aspects of a commercial construction project, assemble into one budget and present to owners.
  • Must be able to operate as a “stand alone” estimator able to handle complete projects if required.

Working Conditions:

  • Duties required physical abilities such as repetitive hand and finger motion, sitting, standing, walking, as well as extending hands and arms in work areas.
  • The individual is required to occasionally move around the office and constantly operate a computer and other office machinery, etc.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.