Construction Estimator

Eldersburg, MD
Full Time
Mid Level


Eldersburg, MD

Salary: $100,000 - 130,000/year

Commercial Construction Experience 



  • When assigned, assume lead role in estimate preparation
  • Review project plans and specifications for completeness and constructability
  • Prepare subcontractor/vendor lists; identify, cultivate, and attract new subcontractors and vendors; develop, maintain, and enhance relationships
  • Issue bid invitations to subcontractors and vendors, ensure adequate bid coverage for each trade package, follow-up, and establish participation
  • Prepare bid packages and/or bid forms to clarify project scope requirements and to coordinate work amongst trades
  • Prepare Interested Bidders Memo
  • Prepare bid management platform details page for project bid solicitation
  • Inventory and distribute documents
  • Attend pre-bid conferences and jobsite visits
  • Prepare detailed take-offs/quantity surveys
  • Create questions to Architects/Engineers for clarification
  • Obtain costs from municipal agencies for permits, licenses, taxes, fees, etc.
  • Request GC bid bonds (for R&M) from accounting, if required for project bid submission
  • Prepare clear, properly formatted Bid Analysis Worksheets
  • Analyze and scope subcontractor and vendor proposals, establish consistency among proposals, and coordinate scope with other packages
  • Assemble detailed Sage Timberline estimates and modify pricing to suit project
  • Ensure that all work scope items for assigned trade packages are covered in project estimates
  • Ensure estimates are accurate; assist with monitoring design to control project costs between milestone estimates, so that previous estimates are not exceeded
  • Prepare detailed variance reports to explain differences between milestone estimates
  • Assist with developing General Conditions and Schedules


  • Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree (construction management or related degree, preferred)
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Minimum of three years preconstruction/estimating experience preferred
  • Field Experience – Minimum of one year (more experience is preferred)
  • Demonstrate effective use of technology including Microsoft Office programs and estimating/construction related computer software
  • Support and encourage all team members in their roles and responsibilities
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate drive and initiative in performance of duties
  • Exhibit integrity and positive attitude
  • Demonstrate use of reasoning skills and ability to resolve issues quickly
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement

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