Senior Estimator

  •   Full Time
  •   CA


  • Prepares both commercial and residential estimates as per bid procedures
  • Prepares subcontractor evaluations
  • Monitors, assists, critiques and prepares schedules, if required, for any estimates
  • Participates in start-up and closeout meetings
  • Reviews drawings, specifications and owner requirements with Project Managers and Superintendents
  • Prepares general conditions cost and coordinate with Project Managers the monitoring process of all general conditions cost
  • Reviews all plans and specifications and permit set of drawings
  • Orders all drawings and specifications and distribute to plan room and subcontractors
  • Prepares bid invitation, call-out list and send out
  • Posts bid date and time, obtains all bid numbers and confirms coverage
  • Sets up bid room, acquires bid assistance
  • Reviews insurance and bond specifications
  • Prepares cover letters and bid proposal, including the cost breakdown, clarifications, scope and exclusions
  • Retrieves and recirculates all plans and speculations
  • Coordinates all job walks
  • Processes all R.F.I.s for estimating and job addendums
  • Prepares subcontractor re-cap
  • Does subcontract takeoffs
  • Responds to all subcontractor inquiries in relation to bids
  • Attends client interviews if required
  • Assists Project Managers with scopes of work
  • Provides value engineering services
  • Tracks blueprinting and postage expenses
  • Sets up bid fax in Constructware
  • Keeps subcontractor list current
  • Establishes unit pricing for conceptual estimating
  • Establishes estimating library and data base history for estimating
  • Prepares subcontractor comparison sheets for evaluation
  • Prepares estimate turnovers to project managers
  • Buys out projects for all subcontractors and vendors
  • Completes estimate start up checklist
  • Processes owners bid form
  • Verifies all asbestos requirements
  • Reviews insurance requirements
  • Archives past bids


  • Minimum of 10 years experience in the construction industry performing responsibilities equivalent to those listed above
  • Minimum five years in a management role
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Project
  • Beginning to intermediate level in Constructware
  • Intermediate level understanding of digital images (how to open, view, customize and print them)
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work assignments
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Availability to work extended hours as required by project schedules or urgent circumstances
  • Ability to travel throughout all areas of construction sites during all phases of a project
  • Leadership and motivational skills

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job #1565 or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Construction Industry

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030