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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021


Stockton, CA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Our Client is looking to hire a stellar Commercial Construction Estimator. We are a highly motivated, relationship driven General Contractor based in Stockton, CA. Due to our progressive growth, an opportunity is available for a skilled Estimator who is able to jump in feet first, into a variety of commercial, industrial and educational construction projects.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate and perform pre-construction tasks with current & potential clients, architects, engineers and subcontractors for assigned projects in a manner consistent with the Company policy, procedures and ethical code.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with open and frequent communication to all estimators, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, vendors, owners and clients.
  • Assess needs, and gather information from multiple stakeholders at the onset of a new project.
  • Create and prepare new projects in our system and notify appropriate team members once completed.
  • Frequently handle/oversee 150 - 200 projects in a year.
  • Review specifications and plans to determine the scope of work on projects.
  • Work with the construction team throughout the pre-construction process in reviewing plans and specifications for constructability issues, and determining general requirements on the project.
  • Compare contract specifications to submitted bids to ensure that factors like size, quantity, color, and timing are aligned with customer specifications.
  • Coordinate subcontractor bids in early budgeting phases and final/hard bid scenarios, including preparing bid invitations, reviewing incoming bids for scope and pricing, scheduling site visits with subcontractors to review the scope of projects, acquiring best pricing from subcontractors & suppliers, and developing bid presentations.
  • Research and qualify new subcontractors and suppliers, and maintain the lists of preferred subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Foster an environment of reliable safety, accuracy, and completeness in pre-bid meetings and on job sites.
  • Create and prepare takeoffs, estimates, and proposals to be submitted to ownership effectively with the right amount of detail and explanation of individual components, of the budget.
  • Prepare project documents, material release schedules, client information, budgets, project schedules and other documentation to assure a steady stream of information for the hand-off to Project Managers.
  • Conduct gap analysis when projects close, comparing actual costs to anticipated costs, profits, and timelines; makes recommendations for future bids; communicates lessons learned to all appropriate parties to prevent mistakes and repetitive problems; seek out ways to improve scheduling, quality, efficiency, communication and procedure.


  • Required: 3+ years' experience in Commercial Construction Estimating.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent. (Higher education may count towards years of experience at employer's discretion).
  • Classes in project management, construction, costing or analysis will be heavily weighed; exposure to or experience in architecture, engineering, construction or project management is a plus.
  • Extensive experience with detailed plan review and quantity surveys.
  • Accounting and/or costing experience required.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to work well in a team.
  • Solid communication skills required; ability to assertively and respectfully push for information.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office/Project/Outlook, and Dropbox.
  • Preferred proficiency in Procore, as well as Building Connected.
  • Position requires ability to learn new software programs within a reasonable timeframe of hire. (i.e. Procore, Building Connected, and other bid solicitation or purchasing programs).
  • Valid CA Driver's License.
  • Successful completion of drug screening, background check, criminal history review, education verification and applicable skills assessments.

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