Job Title:Assistant Estimator
Requisition Number:2019-028

Type of Position:Full Time
Education Required:Bachelors
Security Clearance Required:No
Posting Start Date:7/31/2019

Assistant Estimator

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Description/Job Summary

The Assistant Estimator will work closely with the Chief Estimator and the Estimating department on competitive design-bid-build and design-build bids. The Assistant Estimator will be responsible for writing scopes, performing takeoff, and managing scope/communication with subcontractors associated with Divisions 4-14 with a focus on Divisions 10-13.


  • Review project documents and develop subcontractor scopes of work for multiple projects at a time.
  • Coordinate with subcontractors to review scope, answer questions, problem solve, negotiate, and ensure proper coverage for each project.
  • Perform quantity take-offs, summarize quantities in estimate file, and draft pricing for self-perform work.
  • Attend project site visits and pre-proposal meetings.
  • Analytically review project documents to develop well-written RFIs and identify potential scope gaps and design omissions.
  • Attend industry networking events, subcontractor networking events, and individual subcontractor office visits / lunch meetings to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Coordinate with the estimating team to ensure each project is properly scoped and coordinated among all trades.
  • Assist operations and purchasing departments with change orders and proposal development.
  • Prepare for bid days by attending review meetings, preparing y-sheets, reviewing proposals and coordinating with subcontractors. Review scopes with all subcontractors prior to bid day.

Required Skills

Must :
  • possess strong communication skills
  • have strong organizational and math skills

Required Experience

A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction field.

  • have extensive knowledge of the construction industry
  • have strong capabilities in reading and understanding construction documents
  • understand the processes and sequencing of construction and be able to provide constructability input into the estimating and bidding process

Preferred Experience

  • Experience using construction software such as Procore, Newforma, and Blue Beam
  • Experience in the Metro Washington DC area

Required Education

Bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or construction management. 

Required Qualifications

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
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