Chief Estimator – Multi-Family

  •   Full Time
  •   CA

At our company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, our employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering quality, safety and excellence, our company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.


The Chief Estimator is responsible for overseeing the development of accurate and timely
estimates for projects, bids large scale and design build/alternative procurement projects.


  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, soils reports and existing site conditions to determine scope of work.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings.
  • Coordinate bid preparation requirements with Contract Administrator.
  • Track work history and review schedules of projects being estimated.
  • Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to bid.
  • Monitor owner changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period.
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to particular bid/project as assigned.
  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors, if necessary.
  • Oversee coordination pre-bid RFI’s prior to specification cutoff date.
  • Monitor post bid submission dates towards contract procurement
  • Ensure proper project handoff if project is taken over by another PM/Team.
  • Monitor actual cost to estimated cost.
  • Maintain files of working documents as backup for estimating figures.
  • Interface with Owner and other contractors to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.
  • Oversee and approve the drafting of subcontract agreements and coordinate subcontract and purchase order administration.
  • Prepare budgets, subcontracts, purchase orders and assist in preliminary project schedules.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned. May include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring material, monitoring progress, cost/budget, revenue, etc.
  • Identify and monitor upcoming, target projects.
  • Upon project completion, conduct debriefing with estimating, engineering and production teams to discuss positive and negative aspects of the project.
  • Take an active role in managing owner relationships and business development.


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree would be preferred, or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience.


  • Purchasing Experience a plus.
  • Minimum 5 years of Multi-family project experience


  • Proficient in understanding staging/phasing and project scope.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills.
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and manage a team.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and computer skills
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • Must master Bid2Win Estimating software.
  • Must master Blue Beam, Agtek and Sketch up.
  • Must master reading plans and specifications
  • Must master the process of doing take-offs.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of time impact analysis and time related overhead
  • Must be familiar with Contract Accounting
  • Must have an understanding of critical path and track delays.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Other requirements may apply


  • Collaboration Skills
  • Leadership
  • Detail Oriented
  • Results Driven
  • Process Oriented
  • Analysis/Solution Driven
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Organization Skills
  • Applied Mathematical Skill

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job #1767 or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category


Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030