Sr. Estimator/ Project Engineer – Public Works

  •   Full Time
  •   Orange Co.

We are currently seeking a Chief Estimator with Project Engineering duties in the Orange County area. This position has a number of duties, such as:

  • Produce cost estimates for New Building and Tenant improvement projects. Estimates are comprised of:
  • Participate in bid walks and obtain all necessary information
  • Analyze and evaluates projects on a pre-bid basis and generate necessary questions for bid walk.
  • Analyzes scope of work, drawings, specifications, inquiries and other documentation to prepare cost estimates.
  • Generate pre-bid RFI’s to send to the client and architects.
  • Generate quote requirements and scope letters to send to subcontractors to obtain accurate proposals.
  • Direct cost estimating including quantification, labor, productivity, materials, subcontracts and Prepare detailed and accurate take off for construction estimates. Candidate MUST possess a general understanding and have the ability to price all 50 divisions of work.
  • Estimate Indirect cost including management, construction equipment and tools, support facilities.
  • Consults with Project managers, sub-contractors, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Review incoming proposals and accurately qualify bids received for materials and sub-contractor services with considering all inclusions and exclusions.
  • Prepares bid review package including basis of estimate, schedules, contingencies and cost summary.
  • Develops and implements methods, such as preparation of records of expenditures, progress reports, etc. to inform management of status or work activities
  • Recommends measures to improve methods, performance, and quality of product or service, and suggests changes in working conditions to increase efficiency and to meet the budget.
  • May coordinate activities of other estimators.
  • Maintain database of Subcontractors and Material Vendors.
  • Develop the basic project schedule from bid document information and review it with the scheduler.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of contract structure, insurance and bonding issues.
  • Identify, review and communicate contractual requirements (Risk Factors, Schedule, Insurance, Bonding, Penalties, etc.) with sub-contractors and develop an action plan for the estimate and project construction.
  • Upload and update active project data as well as new project leads into Procore software
  • Help write and manage subcontract agreements and purchase orders
  • Review and Process the project documentation work including submittals, shop drawings, RFIs, change orders, subcontractor claims, purchase orders and other procedures, specific to project documentation, as required.


To qualify for the position of ESTIMATOR, we desire:

  • 5 or more years successful estimating in Commercial of remodel, new build and T.I. types of construction. Public work experience is a plus.
  • BS, Engineering, Construction Management or related degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of construction industry estimating best practices, systems, tools and principles.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Excellent ability to solve problems, multitask, prioritize and work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet deadline.
  • A highly motivated, self-starter individual.
  • Proven track record of building strong relationships internally and influencing decisions.
  • Demonstrate high safety, ethical and professional behaviors.
  • Excellent computer skills to include Word, Excel, Outlook, Blue Beams, Adobe. Procore and P6 are a plus.
  • Ability to travel occasionally

Job ID: 2887

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Construction Industry

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