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

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Evaluates drawings and specifications for assigned project bids
  • Communicates, solicits and networks with sub-contractors in various trades to obtain pricing for projects
  • Attends pre-bid meetings and site visits to assess the conditions of the site or existing building, as necessary
  • Requests and receives subcontractor bids
  • Interacts with bidders for final overview and guarantees comprehensiveness of bid prior to an estimate, bid or guaranteed maximum price (GMP)
  • Reviews drawings and other required documents for Preconstruction Projects to calculate budgets from preliminary through final construction documents as assigned
  • Communicates with team members, lead estimator and others as required to convene scopes, pricing, construction details, etc.
  • Assists the project manager in the buy-out process.
  • Assists the lead estimator in maintaining square foot cost, project data, etc.
  • Maintains adequate estimating schedule
  • Coordinates hand-off meetings when the bid is awarded to Speedwell Construction
  • Develops an understanding for the building process and distinct types of exterior and interior finishing systems
  • Grows in the ability to understand different trades required to estimate and construct a building
  • Aptitude to move from project to project in a timely manner while gaining an understanding of the scope of work for each plan
  • Attends start-up meeting with Estimators, Project Manager and Superintendents


  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Technology, Architecture or similar field of study
  • 5 or more years of experience in estimating
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with contractors and fellow employees
  • Working knowledge of Office 365, including Excel, Word and Outlook; bid software such as Smartbid; and project management software, preferably Viewpoint
  • Understands various building construction types including structural systems, building skin and exteriors systems, various finishes, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Understands the basics of construction management, architecture and engineering
  • Understands different trades required to estimate and construct a building
  • Ability to work additional hours as necessary to meet business plan objectives