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Construction Estimator

Marketing/HR · Los Angeles, California
Department Marketing/HR
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job Summary

The job of estimator for construction reviews project documents and establishes pricing for all of the projects in a specific geographic area. They are also responsible for reviewing project specifications and working in close collaboration with the Senior Estimator when performing their duties. The estimator for construction also assists the superintendent and project manager with the overall plan of construction, solicits and obtains bids from subcontractors, prepares the contract agenda of values for authorization by the superintendent and project manager, and helps prepare the start and finish checklists.

Other activities performed by the estimator for construction include securing subcontracts and purchase order agreements, assisting the project manager in creating a monthly snapshot report, and assisting the superintendent in ensuring the project meets all contract requirements. This job requires the estimator to maintain outstanding relationships with the architect, owner, subcontractors, engineers, municipal authorities, suppliers, and company personnel working on the project. Documenting a potential schedule delay and notifying a supervisor promptly is another essential task performed by the estimator.


A construction estimator can be responsible for the following duties:

Ongoing Responsibilities:

Oversee work progress, complete logs, and update supervisors about challenges.

Write up technical reports, subcontracts, purchase orders, project updates, and proposals.

Interpret plans and construction materials to propose and double-check estimates.

Identify and resolve deviations from the proposal, including scope and specifications.

Job Requirements

              Excellent communication skills

             Strong attention to detail

             Ability to read, understand and organize construction plans and specifications

             Strong organizational and problem solving skills

             Ability to work independently and with minimal structure while exercising great judgment

             Strong ability to multitask, prioritize, and work well under pressure to meet established deadlines

             Must be proficient in Procore and Microsoft Office (Excel, Project, Power Point, Word, Outlook)

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  • Location
    Los Angeles, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience