Construction Estimator– Multi-family/Mixed Use

Construction Estimator Summary:

The construction estimator prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents. Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents. Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements. This position directs, plans, and controls activities related to contract, bid, and estimation of the cost of labor and materials for projects, products or services to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and to maximize profits. The qualified candidate will be responsible for working within a team to prepare quantity take offs, prepare budgets from schematic drawings with little some guidance, preparing scope of works for subs and buying out, along with other standard estimator responsibilities.


Construction Estimator Requirements: 

  • 4-Year Degree in Engineering or Construction Management.

  • Estimating or relevant engineering and field experience of 3-5 years.

  • Have good visualization skills to understand what the finished product depicted on the drawings will look like when built, and how to build it.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Good basic mathematical skills.

  • Proficient in interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

  • Good understanding of engineering, procurement, and construction terminology, concepts, and relationships.

  • Solid technical skills with a thorough knowledge of estimating principals.

  • Familiarity with the estimate classifications and the quality of information needed to attain the expected accuracy level.

  • Must exemplify high safety, ethical, and professional behaviors.

  • Good computer skills including operating knowledge of Microsoft and formalized estimating and take-off software

Construction Estimator Job Description: 

  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities to work within a team of estimators to develop multi-disciplinary estimates.

  • Discuss the development of deliverables with the various disciplines to achieve the accuracy required.

  • Prepare estimate basis documentation.

  • Present completed estimates to senior management and clients.

  • Identify deficiencies in the drawings and other source information and be able to provide pricing for such deficiencies.

  • Understand the need for and be able to write scope clarifications.

  • Competent at conceptual and detailed levels of estimating Value Engineering leadership and tracking

  • Develop quantity-based estimates from partial information (forced quantities).

  • Obtain subcontract and vendor pricing and be able to develop budget pricing for subcontractors.

  • Be able to develop preliminary schedules and identify critical phases and resources.

  • Develop execution plans for the work.

  • Able to accurately depict takeoff elements of the work.