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Construction Estimator Full-time

at Four Tribes Construction Services Maryland in Maryland (Published at 16-11-2022)

Four Tribes is a full service general contractor with construction expertise in many areas including: renovations, design-builds, LEED rated, highly secure facilities (SCIF), laboratories, and many more under the 236220 NAICS Code.

The Construction Estimator serves a vital function in the growth of a construction company. The Construction Estimator is responsible for accurately estimating the total costs associated with a project. They review subcontractor bids to choose the most cost-effective option. A challenging position that requires fine attention to detail. The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, especially when facing bid deadlines.

Responsibilities And Duties
  • Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors, and determining cost-effectiveness
  • Prepare estimates with the proper level of detail for all design stages: Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents.
  • Consult with architects, subcontractors, and material suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and estimate costs of materials, labor, and use of equipment required to fulfill all provisions of the contract.
  • Provide an itemized hard and soft cost breakdown for client approval at the end of Schematic Design.
  • Review design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, generate acceptable value engineering ideas and prepare life cycle costing.
  • Ensure that estimates comply with the requirements of the overall construction contract and are consistent with corporate guidelines.
  • Partner with the operations team throughout the pre-construction process in reviewing plans and specifications for construct-ability issues and determining general requirements on the project.
  • Actively research, solicit and develop sources/vendors for compiling and maintaining the accuracy of cost information.
  • Maintain current trends and changes to existing construction codes to ensure complete bids from subcontractors and material suppliers.
  • Attend client and/or team meetings to discuss estimates, answer any questions and resolve any issues regarding pricing and estimates.
  • Ensure a complete review of plans and drawings, identify items that have been omitted and ensure appropriate accounting for such items in the overall estimate package that represents the full scope of the project.
  • Maintain client relationships throughout the project life cycle, ensuring client satisfaction with the project.
  • Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.

  • A challenging position that requires fine attention to detail
  • The candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well under pressure, especially when facing bid deadlines
  • At least one year of relevant experience in the Construction Industry
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks effectively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work well under the pressure of deadlines and meet them
  • Demonstrate proficiency in reading commercial construction plans and specifications
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook), and On-Screen Takeoff (preferred but not required)

  • Competitive compensation based on experience
  • Growth potential
  • Great company culture
  • 401k with match

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