Senior Special Metals Estimator

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 08/18/2021 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Job Number: real_street-2160 Pay Rate: 0.00 USD HOUR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected construction management executives to owners and contractors, working on commercial and government projects. As one of the leading firms in the country which specializing exclusively in this area, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading organizations enabling us access to the top engineering and construction programs throughout the country.

RealStreet currently has a great opportunity for a Senior Specialty Metals Cost Estimator in Baltimore, MD. This individual will create estimates of cost and labor requirements and contract administration for our custom architectural and ornamental metals projects. The position provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid holidays, paid time off, an extensive insurance plan and a 401(k) retirement plan with a generous company match (additional benefit details listed below).

Job Responsibilities

The Senior Specialty Metals Cost Estimator will prepare accurate material take-offs for ornamental & architectural metalwork and associated scopes from client’s architectural and/or interior design drawings, specifications, and other contract documents.

Additional responsibilities of the Senior Estimator:

  • Gather required cost information as related to the purchasing, fabrication, finishing, and installation functions of the projects(s) being priced to include:
    • Materials
    • Subcontracted Operations
    • Freight
    • Equipment Rentals
    • Per Diem Expenses
  • Generate accurate labor cost estimates for the project(s) being priced to include:
    • Fabrication
    • Finishing
    • Installation Functions
    • Estimated time to complete from receipt of order/contract/deposit Manage multiple deadlines
  • Assemble complete bids for submittal to our clients based upon the above described operations to include:
    • Detailed scope of work
    • Pricing breakdowns
    • Clarifications
    • Terms & conditions
    • Exclusions
  • Perform detailed review and explanation of prepared bids with the Chief Estimator, General Manager, and/or Project Managers
  • Prepare written proposals, drawings and other documents as needed for presentation to clients
  • Review scope and subcontract terms with clients and our in-house administrative staff members prior to contract execution
  • Review updated and revised contracts to identify and solicit clients for new work in addition to developing new work with potential clients
  • Other attributes to perform this job effectively include:
    • Ability to properly track potential cost related changes to drawings, documents, and work scope
    • Good Oral and written communication and presentation skills

Job Requirements

Requirements of the position include:

  • Associates degree in Construction Management, Bachelors’ degree preferred
  • Three (3) + years in Construction Management/Estimating 
  • Three (3) + years estimating custom ornamental & architectural metalwork or similar discipline
  • Ability to read construction plans
  • Technical skills, including proficiency with:
    • AutoCAD Version 22 or higher
    • Microsoft Office with expertise in Excel
  • Must be authorized to work in the US


RealStreet offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous company match
  • Medical Insurance Plan which includes prescription coverage
  • Voluntary Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance & Long-term Disability

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