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Construction Estimator

Streetsboro, OH, USA
$80k - $100k/year


Our teams are in search of a skilled Construction Estimator for our partners in the Cleveland, Ohio market. This individual will have experience in the commercial and/or industrial construction field. 

Position Overview:

The Estimator will be part of the pre-construction team.

Projects are prepared for bid by pre-construction architects, engineers, and sales executives.

Estimators review the documents for completeness, and develop bid scopes, and forms specific to the project being bid.

Estimators work with the team to organize a list of bidding sub-contractors. Once published for bid, estimators field RFI’s and clarify bidding instructions.

While sub-contractors are bidding, Estimators may be required to formulate an internal estimate based on historical costs, past similar projects, and key systems specified, and prepare a comparative analysis once bids are tabulated and leveled.

With Design Build, it is critical that the Estimator has a strong construction building understanding and background, understands systems, methods, and materials, and is able to evaluate the pre-construction plans and add details/clarifications or seek guidance and answers in a design assist model from key subs all with the goal being a competitively priced, non-contingency burdened, opposite of CYA budget.

From time to time the Estimator may be required to provide pricing for needed work scopes identified late in sequence or brought to their attention by bidders.

The Estimator should be able to do on-screen take-offs, and research apparent costs using resources in and out of the company to arrive at an “allowance” or “Hold” or a firm price for the missing scopes.

The Estimator will participate in senior management review of the budget and scope document prior to its presentation to a client, and the Estimator may be part of the presentation team, and be responsible for communicating the scope details and the budget assumptions/bids.

The Estimator must be able to read construction documents, drawings, soil and testing reports, and assimilate and translate construction documentation for implementation into standard processes and procedures to support field operations.

The Estimator works as part of a collaborative team with the Project Manager, subcontractors, and suppliers to help facilitate a seamless process from beginning to end.



A minimum of five years in Construction Management or related discipline is preferred, preferably with a Design-Build Contractor.

Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction industry

Able to work as a team leader to motivate in a high-energy and sense of urgency environment.

Ability to interpret and read construction drawings and be part of a constructability review team.

Knowledge of contracts, subcontract documents, drawings and specifications, shop drawings, schedules, labor agreements, and local codes

Experience working on complex ground-up and renovation projects within the construction industry High standard of ethics, integrity, and trust

Excellent analytical and negotiation skills

Effective communication, written and verbal ·

Excellent interpersonal communication skills


Compensation package:

Competitive Salary

Excellent benefit package including Health Insurance with no employee contribution. Includes dental.

Employer Health Saving Acct. contribution up to $1,500.00 per year

Company 401(k) match

Paid holidays plus accrue PTO/Vacation time.

Technology: phone, laptop, IPAD

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