Commercial Construction Estimator

Website JamesCo Builders, LLC

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Overview: We are seeking a highly skilled Construction Estimator to join our dynamic team. As a Construction Estimator, you will play a crucial role in our construction projects by accurately estimating the costs involved, ensuring projects are financially feasible, and supporting our team in achieving project objectives. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in construction, exceptional analytical skills, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize your expertise to accurately estimate the costs associated with construction projects, including materials, labor, equipment, and overhead expenses.
  • Prepare competitive bids for construction projects, ensuring they align with client requirements and project specifications.
  • Collaborate with vendors and subcontractors to obtain competitive pricing for materials and services, negotiate contracts, and maintain strong working relationships.
  • Work closely with project managers and engineers to develop detailed project plans and budgets, providing valuable insights to optimize project efficiency and profitability.
  • Identify potential risks and uncertainties in construction projects, evaluate their impact on project costs, and develop strategies to mitigate risks effectively.
  • Analyze project costs, variance, and profitability to provide accurate and timely reports to management, enabling informed decision-making throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Continuous Improvement: Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in construction estimation, and contribute to the continuous improvement of estimating processes and methodologies within the organization.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven experience as a Construction Estimator, with a strong track record of successfully estimating and bidding on construction projects.
  • Proficiency in construction estimation software and tools, such as Bluebeam, PlanSwift, or RSMeans.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex project specifications and drawings accurately.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills, with the ability to build rapport and effectively collaborate with internal teams, clients, vendors, and subcontractors.
  • Solid understanding of construction methods, materials, and building codes/regulations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines without compromising quality or accuracy.
  • Professional certification (e.g., Certified Professional Estimator – CPE) is a plus.

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