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Construction Estimator

Operations | Columbia, SC | Full Time

Job Description

About The Company:

Our client, a regional southeast based residential general contractor, is in the process of building the “A-Team”. We are searching for an experienced Construction Estimator. The position will gather and analyze financial data to estimate and allocate costs for a current and/or proposed product.

We offer competitive compensation and great benefits, including:

  • Paid holidays
  • Vacation (2 weeks in first year, increases with years of service)
  • 401K plan with company match
  • Individual health insurance coverage
  • Individual dental insurance coverage
  • Group disability insurance
  • Group life insurance
  • Mileage reimbursement for business travel

Requirements for the Construction Estimator position:

  • Previous experience in estimating jobs greater than $20mm in value.
  • Experience with the residential building industry.
  • Understand contractual terms and conditions.
  • Ability to read and analyze construction drawings.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Above average organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Extensive knowledge of cost accounting principles.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to create forecasts based on financial data.
  • Strong proficiency with accounting software and cost software.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Job Duties and Expectations:

  • Assemble accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner for Stipulated Price, Design-Build and Construction/Project Management formatted projects.
  • Provide clear detailed quantity take offs.
  • Organize sub-contractors’ quotations, negotiate to insure quotes meet contract documents and issue proper documented purchase orders.
  • Complete Budgeting and Scheduling for projects and track same.
  • Ensure site personnel are provided with proper documentation related to project.
  • Maintain relationships with sub-contractors and clients.
  • Provide and maintain unit pricing and database for material and labor costing.
  • Formulate cost break down from estimates and for project progress.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Job Type: Full-time


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or related field preferred.
  • 3+ years of field experience within residential construction industry.

Equal Opportunity:
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.