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Senior Estimator

Positions Details


The Senior Estimator assists in planning and coordination of the estimating department provides technical and administrative direction to train and mentor less experienced estimators. Prepares bids for projects including take off for self performed work. Minimum Qualifications for Senior Superintendent.

  • Construction, engineering or architecture degree is desired.
  • A minimum of ten years of experience in the construction industry, with a concentration in estimating.
  • Familiarity with field practices, scheduling, codes, OSHA safety guidelines.
  • Effective communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to acquire profitable work.
  • Attitude; professionalism; team effort; loyalty to company and fellow employees.
  • Effectively estimate multiple construction projects simultaneously.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Communicates effectively with management, field personnel, office staff, subcontractors and customers.
  • Develops trust with customers and generate repeat work from those customers.
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Ability to deliver quality projects.
  • Completes necessary paperwork in a timely manner to help maintains flow between departments.
  • The individual is available to co-workers through sufficient office time or via cell phone during working hours.
  • Effective computer skills including computer estimating spread sheets and word processing

As our Senior Estimator you will be responsible for:

  • Serve as a resource for researching technical questions
  • Review the “front end” of the specifications and communicate the requirements to the estimating coordinator, accounting, business development, and project manager as needed.
  • Reviews proposal specifications, drawings and attends pre bid meetings to determine scope of work and required content of estimate.
  • Incorporates historical data from unit prices, purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports and prior estimates to determine bid price.
  • Analyzes blueprints and specifications to prepare bids for projects.
  • Applies knowledge of construction techniques, principles and processes to estimate labor and material needs.
  • Mentors and trains department staff.
  • Prepares budget estimates.
  • Provides estimates for self performed work.
  • Responsible for procuring subcontractor quotes and ensuring adequate coverage pre bid
  • Qualifies vendors and subcontractors post bid day to determine cost effectiveness.
  • Consults with subcontractors and vendors to formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Conducts studies and computes bids to develop useful data for repeat customer estimates.
  • Maintains job cost accounting records on projects with close similarities.
  • May determine critical path schedule and sequence of work.
  • Participates in hand off meetings.
  • Follows up on project leads and works to procure new business.
  • Builds and maintains customer contact for long term relationships.
  • Oversee the completion and submittal of Prequalification Statements.

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