Senior Estimator

Do you love seeing projects from beginning to end, enjoy the hunt of a good deal, and collaborating with others to reach a goal? If so, check out our Senior Estimator opportunity, to see if it's the next right move for you! 

About the Company 

Our Client is a major contributor to the development of South Florida, offering general contracting services in all commercial markets. The client's decades of expertise allows them to guide clients through the planning and construction of ground-up, renovation, and restoration projects. They knows that their team members are the foundation of their success, truly celebrate employee milestones and achievements in our industry because without their employees, they would not be where they are today! 


As part of the team, you will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package which includes, medical, dental, and vision, 401(k), employee wellness, supplemental insurance, paid time off, education and training, lunch and learns, team building outings and activities, holiday parties, and so much more! 

About the Role 

The Senior Estimator is responsible for the estimate from the start to the completion of a project. This role is located in Ft. Lauderdale, and a part of the Estimating Department.  

What you’ll do: 

  • Understand and interpret, with accuracy, project blueprints and conceptual drawings, bidding specifications, scope descriptions, contracts, and related documents. 

  • Prepare estimates, proposals, and accompanying cost information. 

  • Operate a computerized bidding system with precision and speed. 

  • Address bid requests, estimates and proposals in a prompt, professional and courteous manner. 

  • Determine duration of project, dollar value, reviews budget prior to submission. 

  • Coordinate and Lead Project Turn-over meetings, providing project teams with all background information for a successful completion and attends Pre-bid meetings. 

  • Attend all project postmortems with Operations for dissemination into future bids and historical data. 

  • Evaluate bids from vendors and subcontractors for completeness. 

  • Responsible for ordering drawings from estimating coordinator to estimate divisions. 

  • Conduct site visits to potential sites for investigation and prepares initial conceptual budgets based upon findings. 

  • Develop subcontractor list for bid soliciting. 

  • Responsible for entire bid process from inception to bid submission. 

  • Write and ensure qualifications and assumptions are accurate to our proposal. 

  • Coordinate and lead bid review meeting with VP of Estimating and Operations prior to bid being submitted. 

  • Manage sub database and grows and expands our subcontractor partners. 

  • Submit all bids on time and in accordance with the RFP.  

  • Review subcontractor lists and monitors progress of bid solicitation including ensuring adequate subcontractor coverage on bid day. 

  • Manage estimating coordinator to ensure proper sub coverage at bid day as well as continued support of subcontractors. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, or construction management OR relevant experience in lieu of education. 

  • Minimum 7 years of commercial estimating experience. 

  • Computer Skills; proficiency in MS office, required. Timberline and estimating software experience, preferred. 

  • What you’ll need to be familiar with: 

    • Commercial Project Estimating 

      • Restaurants 

      • Schools 

      • Car dealerships 

      • Office spaces 

      • Ground up buildings 

      • Retail spaces 

      • Multi-unit housing 

    • Results Driven 

    • Problem solving/cost analysis. 

    • Strong math, communication, and time management skills. 

Type: direct hire

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