Senior Estimator

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Senior Estimator Job description

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Senior Estimator typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Determine labor and equipment costs
  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule
  • Prepare bid packages and compare and analyze competitive subcontract and supplier bids
  • Review quotes and estimates with Project Team and prepare recommendations
  • Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Accurately develop cost models
  • Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation
  • Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team
  • Identify escalation factors in marketplace for specific materials and labor rates
  • Responsible for sound conceptual pricing assumptions with sound documentation for the basis of the estimate
  • Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates


  • Bachelor ‘s Degree in related industry preferred
  • 5-10 years relevant experience working with a Commercial General Contractor
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Able to estimate all types of building projects, including casinos, stadiums, hotels….
  • Knowledge of suitable subcontractors and suppliers for all types of projects
  • Able to take concept and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail
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