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Senior Construction Estimator – Construction Management Firm - Base Salary to 135k/year + Bonus – Washington, DC

Washington, DC 20007

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Senior Construction Estimator – Construction Management Firm - Base Salary to 135k/year + Bonus – Washington, DC

  • Our client has been in business for the past 16 years and is a diverse, dynamic commercial construction management firm headquartered in Washington, DC. They specialize in developments that enhance the community; including transformational projects that promote economic sustainability, including education, recreation, healthcare, affordable housing, and institutional spaces. While building strong, continuous relationships with their clients and the community, they recognize that their success is rooted in the professional and personal fulfilment of their most valuable assets-their employees. They truly invest in their own people by offering top notch, company-sponsored benefits found in firms twice their size to all 100+ team members. Student loan repayment plans, 529 college savings plans, tuition reimbursement, flexible remote working arrangements, PMP/LEED/CCM/CQM certification preparation classes, industry conference networking, pups in the office, #WellnessWednesday yoga sessions, and free downloads of the Calm meditation app are just some of the benefits that empower every member of their team to choose their own professional and personal journey to work-life balance.
  • They are seeking a result-driven Senior Construction Estimator with experience in multifamily estimating to be an integral part of their preconstruction team. The ideal candidate has 5+ years’ experience demonstrating a unique ability to perform conceptual, schematic, and design development budgets, detailed cost estimates and delivering quantity take-offs in partnership with the project management and field operations team. The new senior estimator will work directly with the Director of Preconstruction, Executive Vice President of Construction, and Business Development teams to provide competitive, thorough project estimates and win proposals while partnering with the operations to complete an effective internal hand off to ensure project success.


  • Support the Director of Preconstruction, proactively assisting with all aspects.
  • Handle multiple projects from time of RFP to bid submission.
  • Perform and provide complete, thorough, and accurate take-offs electronically.
  • Understand unit pricing through various aspects of construction.
  • Actively search for any Value Engineering solutions that can be provided to our clients.
  • Create and foster relationships with subcontractors and vendors.
  • Seek alternative sources for subcontractors and labor to get the best possible pricing.
  • Follow up with all invited subcontractors via phone and email to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Manage site walk-throughs and document items seen and discussed when viewing with clients.
  • Understand, discuss, and create scopes of work to distribute to subcontractors.
  • Qualify sub bids with care to ensure scope of work required is covered within bid.
  • Input data into bid forms, create detailed qualifications, and assemble bid packages.
  • Managing the RFP process, ensuring maximum coverage in all trades.
  • Maintain internal organization, adhering to tracking of RFPs and bids.
  • Lead and perform as necessary administrative duties on projects.
  • Ensure detailed Hand-off of awarded projects to operations.
  • Build winning unit costs for all trades to assist in future bidding.
  • Prepare for and attend bid review meetings with qualifying bids and show the bids from the subs in GMP scenario.
  • Provide conceptual estimates and become well versed in historical square footage costs in our vertical markets.
  • Work with accounting and project managers to estimate fees, overhead, and profit.
  • Provide meaning analysis of completed costs vs estimated with explanation of variables.
  • Embrace being the project expert, effectively briefing the management team on the work required, changes made to scopes, and proactively transfer that information to project management.
  • Help build mutually rewarding relationships with potential clients, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Mentor junior estimators in a teaching environment.


  • 5+ years’ of direct project estimating experience for projects.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Excellent understanding of reading blueprints and specifications.
  • A working knowledge of the commercial construction industry.
  • Experience using a computer blueprint take off program (Plan Swift, Bluebeam or similar).
  • Experience with an online bid solicitation tool.
  • Organized, with great attention to detail and thorough note taking.
  • Well versed in excel and all MS Office programs, specifically Excel for tracking construction costing. Experience with On-Screen Takeoff and Sage estimating software programs a plus.
  • Strong and proactive communication (written, phone, and in person).
  • Ability to work well with coworkers, subcontractors, vendors, architects, and designers.
  • Team players can take initiative, self-guide, and help lead the company’s estimating efforts.
  • Experience with phased, occupied projects, additions, and tenant fit outs.
  • The Ideal candidate will have formal training in a broad range of commercial construction, estimating, and a minimum of 5+ years of estimating experience for a commercial construction management company with solid MEP knowledge and proven success in renovations and new construction ranging in magnitude of $200,000 - $100 million.


  • Base salary in the 110k – 150k/year range, dependent on experience
  • Auto Allowance
  • Bonus structure
  • Company paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees.
  • Tuition reimbursement, student loan repayment, 401k matching, and 529 college savings.
  • 20 days of PTO/year, flexible hybrid remote working arrangements, the latest technology.
  • Opportunity to make an impact on a diverse team with decades of professional experience.


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CONSTRUCTION & BUILDING PRODUCT SEARCH This niche recruiting practice is highly focused within the realm of building products & materials and construction projects with an emphasis on roles in sales, sales management, construction project estimation, skilled trades, and construction project management. Our Building & Construction Recruiting team targets the very best talent within the realm of building products, building services, construction materials manufacturers and distributors, both in the commercial and residential sectors. We aim to build long term mutually beneficial business relationships with building product and construction professionals.

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