Speedwell Construction


The estimator will be responsible for developing the bid for assigned commercial projects. The projects will combine hard, negotiated, and design/build bids.

Essential Functions

  1. Evaluate drawings and specifications for assigned project bids
  2. Communicates, solicits, and networks with subcontractors in various trades to obtain pricing for projects
  3. Develop and enhance Speedwell’s relationships with subcontractors and suppliers
  4. Attends pre-bid meetings and site visits to assess the conditions of the site or existing building, as necessary
  5. Requests and receives subcontractor bids
  6. Interacts with bidders for final overview and guarantees comprehensiveness of bid prior to an estimate, bid, or guaranteed maximum price (GMP)
  7. Review drawings and other required documents for Preconstruction Projects to calculate budgets from preliminary through final construction documents as assigned
  8. Communicate with team members, lead estimator, and others to convene scopes, pricing, construction details, etc.
  9. Assists the project manager in the buy-out process.
  10. Assists the lead estimator in maintaining square foot cost, project data, etc.
  11. Maintains adequate estimating schedule while managing multiple projects
  12. Coordinates and conducts hand-off meetings when the bid is awarded to Speedwell Construction
  13. Develop an understanding of the building process and distinct types of exterior and interior finishing systems
  14. Grows in the ability to understand different trades required to estimate and construct a building


  1. Attitude: maintains a healthy and positive attitude toward our work, our Company, our industry partners, and our customers
  2. Interpersonal Skills: listen to others, maintain confidentiality, focus on solving conflict
  3. Oral and Written Communication: speak clearly and positively, participate in meetings, seek clarification, and respond to questions. Able to read and write in an effective manner
  4. Teamwork: able to build morale and group commitment to goals and objectives, balance team and individual responsibilities, support everyone’s effort to succeed, give and welcome feedback
  5. Customer Service: listen to the customer's needs and respond appropriately even in demanding situations; respond to requests for assistance.
  6. Professionalism: tactfully approach others and treat them with respect
  7. Planning/Organizing: prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and plan for additional resources if needed, organize other people and their tasks
  8. Adaptability: adjust as the work environment evolves and deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events
  9. Attendance/Punctuality: arrive at work or meetings consistently and on time
  10. Dependability: complete tasks on time and commit to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals
  11. Initiative: volunteer readily, seek opportunities to increase responsibility, and pursue self-development activities
  12. Application: Recognition of mistakes and ability to apply lessons learned to future projects
  13. Persistence: Continues to solicit multiple subcontractor bids in each trade for every project

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities but serves as a coach or resource for other company positions.

Work Environment:

The employee will be in a busy office area. The estimator may be outdoors while attending pre-bid meetings and site visits to assess the site's conditions or existing building. Personal Protective Equipment must be used as required in certain situations.

Physical Demands:

The estimator spends long hours sitting at a desk. The employee spends most of their day using office equipment, which may cause eye or muscle strain. The employee will occasionally need to lift some office equipment, supplies, and materials (15 lbs.) While attending job sites, the employee may be required to climb ladders and cross uneven ground occasionally.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:

This is an exempt, full-time position. Hours of work are Monday-Friday, with 40 hours per week being the minimum expectation.


The employee will primarily be at the office, occasionally traveling to pre-bids, job sites, and educational training. Company vehicles are provided for any travel requirements.

Required Education and Experience:

-High School Diploma or equivalent

-Basic understanding of Information Technology

-Basic understanding of construction types, materials, and methods

Preferred Education and Experience:

Two or more years of experience estimating in the construction industry

-Familiarity with Viewpoint, Bluebeam, Office 365, and bid software such as Smartbid

Work Authorization/Clearances:

The employee must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screening, background check, and Motor Vehicle Record review. The employee must have a current driver’s license.

EEO Statement:

Speedwell Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Other Duties:

Please note that this job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, obligations, and activities may change at any time, with or without notice.