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Commercial Construction Senior Estimator

Birmingham, Alabama · Construction/Facilities
Seeking a Senior Estimator to provide overall coordination and strategy to prepare cost estimates for designated projects during the bidding or negotiation process.

To be successful as a Senior Estimator, you should have excellent communication skills, great attention to detail, are numbers centric, and naturally inquisitive. Outstanding Senior Estimators are able to negotiate with a range of professionals, make accurate time and cost estimates, and resolve any issues that arise.


  • Determining the total cost of materials, equipment, utilities, and labor for construction projects.
  • Researching construction documents and analyzing specifications.
  • Preparing estimates for planning, organizing, and scheduling project work.
  • Managing pre-qualification and pre-bid submissions.
  • Preparing estimates to meet project goals, such as setting work hours, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials, and securing the best deals with vendors and subcontractors.
  • Ensuring that relevant documents and budgets are submitted before a bid deadline.
  • Regularly reporting to Management and keeping clients updated on the project status.
  • Formulating contingency plans and effectively managing risks that might impact cost and time estimates.
  • Keeping track of the latest estimating technology and industry-related techniques.
  • Collaborating with other teams, conducting site visits, and providing other services, like bid deliveries, when required.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, or related discipline.
  • 10+ years experience as an Estimator in the commercial sector.
  • Exceptional time management, multitasking, and interpersonal skills.
  • Brilliant management and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to closely collaborate with other project teams and stakeholders.
  • Excellent research, proposal writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of best industry practices and standards.
  • Advanced computer skills and demonstrable competency with software such as Procore, BlueBeam


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