Project Estimator – Multifamily

  •   Full Time
  •   Columbus GA



This position is responsible for completing estimates on time in a professional and competitive manner. Estimates are accurate and consider risk factors and construction methods. This position helps create a positive company image with clients, potential clients, vendors and subcontractors. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or as necessary.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, and productivity analysis reports into unit and man-hour figures.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work.
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to particular bid/project as assigned.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures.
  • Interface with team leaders and project managers to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned. May include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring material, etc.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.


Bid Administration

  • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction
  • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepares subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Ensures that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day
  • Contacts supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids
  • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors
  • Submits 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline – no exceptions
  • Enters all relevant information into Timberline

Project Knowledge

  • Review bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up question on every bid.
  • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned
  • Develops RFI’s and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage and shows interest
  • Performs a comprehensive “bid day” analysis and scoping of specific assigned trades
  • Understands how to fit subs to the size/scope of project
  • Creates bid lists that fit scope of job, ensuring that we have the right subs for the project
  • Minimize exclusions by “doing our homework”
  • Include value-engineering ideas on every bid

Follow up & closing

  • Consistently follows up on submitted bids and budgets with Architect and/or Construction Manager to close business.
  • Knows architects, construction managers, property managers, brokers and can close business

Project Hand-off

  • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management in a timely manner. Goal is 100% of awarded projects turned over within 24 hours of
  • Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concern
  • Review job cost with Project Management team and highlight any subs/material vendors that still need to be awarded
  • Complete project kick-off form to ensure compliance

Subcontractor Award

  • Thoroughly checks requirements to buy the proper scope
  • Awards subs in a timely manner to ensure release of materials
  • Ensures that subs are aware of (and commit to) the project schedule
  • Provide subs with as much information as possible (PM, Super, permit status, etc.)

Subcontractor management

  • Seeks & qualifies new subcontractors
  • Holds subcontractors to the FCC standards

Safety and Sanitation

  • Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc to supervisor immediately
  • Works in a safety conscious manner which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to others in the workplace
  • Must immediately report any workplace injury to supervisor and follow state workers compensation regulations

Staff Development

  • Attend and participate in required educational classes and on the job training programs if applicable

General Requirements:

  • Must be capable to execute all terms and conditions set forth in the Employee Handbook
  • Works in a safety conscious manner which ensures that safe work practices are used in order not to pose a risk to others in the workplace
  • Complies with company policies and procedures and local, state and federal regulations.
  • Adheres to policy on Drug Free Workplace
  • Maintains a dependable attendance record
  • Adheres to standards of cleanliness, grooming, hygiene and dress code
  • Must have a positive attitude, be a team player and be willing to learn
  • Maintain a professional attitude with all staff members, residents, and vendors
  • Must be able to perform work in a timely manner and meet deadlines
  • Our business matters are confidential and should not be discussed with anyone outside of the office or those directed by your supervisor.

Education and Experience:

Educational and experience requirements include:

  • 4 year construction/engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or experience;
  • 3-5 years estimating, cost control and/or engineering experience related to similar facility construction;
  • Advanced knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to utilize the Timberline estimating system.


Physical Demands: Continuous 67 – 100%: Frequent: 36 – 66%: Occasional 0 – 35%:


Work Environment:

Work indoors for extended amounts of time. Occasionally work outside weather conditions The noise level is usually quiet.


Job ID: 1794

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category


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