Job Description

The Construction Estimator’s primary responsibility is estimating commercial construction/renovation projects valued up to roughly $50M.


1. Hospitality/Estimating

a. Utilizing Timberline Estimating software, Estimators will produce construction/renovation spreadsheets for multiple divisions to create accurate estimates used for submission to First Finish clients.

b. Key components of estimating work include but are not limited to the following:
i. Confirm site specific information such as existing conditions, measurements, photo documentation, logistical planning, and other project specific details.
ii. Work closely with various vendors and suppliers to source products and materials.
iii. Review, analyze, and qualify incoming vendor and subcontractor bid submissions for monetary and scope accuracy.
iv. Create bid leveling spreadsheets for all vendors and subcontractors to ease in bid analysis and selection.
v. Coordinate pre-bid site meetings with vendors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and other appropriate project related professionals to obtain and provide accurate project details related to both pricing and scope specifics.
vi. Utilizing On-Screen Takeoff, perform and confirm multiple measurements and quantity take-offs for project specific needs.
vii. Use of Microsoft Projects scheduling software is a required component of the estimating process.
viii. Traveling to and from project sites.

2. Estimating Communication

a. Utilizing Share files, Dropbox, and various FTP sites, receive and log client-initiated request for proposals (RFP’s) and other pertinent project information for potential bid/estimating opportunities.

b. Utilizing First Finish web-based Building Connected software, communicate above information to vendors, subcontractors, and material suppliers to obtain accurate pricing/estimates for input into FF client bid submission.

c. Create transmittals for the following documents:
i. Requests for information (RFI’s).
ii. Product and material submittals.
iii. Shop drawings.
iv. Plan distribution.

d. Communicate effectively with vendors and subcontractors to accurately assess project scope and/or supply capabilities within the parameters of the pricing submitted and actual project requirements.

e. Work with internal team members such as project managers, coordinators, and superintendents to assist in information gathering for accurate bid submission.

f. Manage multiple priorities simultaneously and mange time to meet tight project deadlines.

g. The ability to work independently and on a team with minimum supervision on assigned task.


  1. Candidate must have thorough business knowledge of the construction industry as it relates to new build commercial and heavy-duty renovations.

  2. This position requires a full knowledge of CSI divisional cost codes, best building practices, and construction methodology.

  3. A qualified candidate must be highly skilled in reading, understanding, and accurately interpreting specifications and drawings and have a solid understanding of commercial construction.

  4. Conceptual budgeting and constructability analysis are equally vital to the position requirements.

  5. Experience leveraging technology and effectively communicating to stay uniformly connected to all project members.

  6. Self-motivated; strong work ethic and drive for success.

  7. Effective presentation, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

  8. Must be a strategic thinker and multi-task-oriented individual with strong problem resolution capabilities as well as the ability to prioritize often changing and conflicting issues.

  9. Minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial estimating.

  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook) and other project related software.


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Columbia, Maryland, 21046, United States

Job Overview
Job Posted:
6 months ago
Job Expires:
4mos 2w
Job Type
Full Time
5+ Years

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Columbia, Maryland, 21046, United States