Construction Estimator

Tegrastaff, Concord CA

Our client, an  international framing & drywall, design-assist specialty building company, has an immediate need for a Construction Estimator II for the Concord office. 

Estimate the cost of construction for assigned projects, participate with senior management in sales, concept development and value engineering utilizing the standard procedures of the department, and contract negotiations.


The principle duties and responsibilities of the Estimator Level II consist of, but are not limited to, the following:

Sales/Business Development:

Make follow-up calls on bids submitted.

Represent company at industry, community and customer events.

Understand all of company’ s products/services in order to pitch a comprehensive bid package to meet the client’ s needs.



Prepare or assist in preparing estimates and proposals for conceptual projects.

Complete assigned project estimates on established deadlines and priorities.

Prepare accurate estimates of direct costs for assigned projects according to standard processes.

Perform value engineering of new or alternate materials, means and methods of construction.

Solicit and qualify proposals from suppliers and/or subcontractors; participate in the procurement process, as directed.

Review specifications, instructions to bidders and addenda.

Review construction schedule and trade requirements.

Coordinate proposals with Construction Design team to ensure design requirements are captured.

Participate in Job Kickoff Meeting; support Project Team as required thereafter.

Provide technical and estimating assistance with Change Orders, as required.

Participate in post mortem at project close-out.

Attend Estimating Meetings, as scheduled.

Meet with customers and suppliers, as required.



Bachelor’ s degree in Construction or other appropriate field of study or related work experience.

Required 3 years’ experience estimating interiors and exteriors in the construction industry. Experience in QuickBid/OST.

Well-developed analytical and conceptual skills. Ability to communicate effectively with customers, vendors and employees. Ability to read and interpret drawings, including schematic and conceptual formats. Knowledge of construction materials, means and methods. Attention to detail.

This position includes sitting, standing, reaching, walking; use of hands, arms, legs, and feet. Must be able to lift 15 pounds.

Must be able to read, write and speak English fluently. Must have basic mathematics skills and working knowledge of PC computer programs. Aptitude for learning new things. Must be able to work under pressure.
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