21 days old

Estimator / Proposal Manager

Cheshire, Connecticut 06410
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

John Canning & Co. is a specialty contractor with a focus on the restoration, conservation, and design of interior finishes and substrates of historic landmark buildings and structures. Project sectors include civic buildings, theater and entertainment venues, museums, sacred spaces, commercial, and high-end residential properties.

John Canning & Co. is seeking a full time Estimator / Proposal Manager capable of leading, preparing, and executing proposal, competitive bids, and qualification packages. We understand the prospective employee may not be familiar with specific trade quantities, labor requirements, etc. This information and knowledge will be shared. However, prospective candidates must be familiar and capable to perform the following:

The Estimator / Proposal Manager shall be capable of developing accurate, timely, and detailed estimates to price competitive bids and proposals and review with senior leadership.

The Estimator/Proposal Manager should have an intimate knowledge and experience in reviewing architectural drawings, specifications, identifying scopes, and seeking out vendor pricing and communicating with subcontractors, as required.

The Estimator / Proposal Manager shall be proficient and accurate in producing proposal deliverables including the planning, layout, drafting, and editing of proposals and qualifications for Request for Proposals and Request for Qualifications.


Essential Duties include:

  • Reviewing, interpreting and analyzing construction project plans, requirements, drawings and technical specifications.
  • Preparing accurate, detailed quantity take-offs and cost estimates through all stages of design.
  • Conceptualizing the construction project cycle and taking schedule, logistics, and other factors that contribute to productivity loss.  Then applying these factors into the pricing. 
  • Determine scope and articulate verbally and orally to customers (owners, CM, GC, etc.)
  • Inputting new and revised data into estimating database
  • Assisting in developing the initial project plan and project execution schedule
  • Preparing detailed, comprehensive subcontractor and vendor work scopes
  • Soliciting, Analyzing and comparing subcontractor and vendor quotations. Liaise with subcontractors and vendors for clarification of issues and scope
  • Performing research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services
  • Ability to use industry-specific Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Prepare and produce qualification packages, marketing materials, work plans, preliminary schedules and/or any additional information requested to meet bid/proposal/owner requirements.
  • Fully develops proposal layouts with incorporation and adherence of style guides and branding
  • Fully develops graphics to support the written material
  • Proofreading, editing and standardizing of proposal content
  • Provide overall quality assurance of proposal response/process; ensure John Canning & Co.’s branding, style guides and best practices are adhered to
  • Lead/assist with interview/presentation preparation and create supporting documents (presentations, boards, hand-outs, etc.)


Requirements & Skills

  • Formal education in related field or an equivalent amount of field experience in applicable trade with the demonstration of computer, computational, and writing skills.
  • 3+ years of construction estimating experience
  • Highly organized; establish priorities and a course of action for handling multiple tasks.



  • Remodeling / Renovation
Posted: 2021-04-16 Expires: 2021-05-16

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Estimator / Proposal Manager

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