Lead Cost Estimator

Greenville, SC or Remote / Hybrid

Posted: 08/05/2022 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Construction General Job Number: real_street-2303 Pay Rate: 120000.00 USD YEAR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects. As a leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.

We currently have a great assignment for a Lead Cost Estimator. This individual will support our client, a Government Services Firm based out of Philadelphia, PA, with projects around the world. 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.

Job Responsibilities

The Lead Cost Estimator will support our client’s Government Services Team in Greenville, SC and can choose to work in the office, remotely or with a hybrid arrangement. They will be responsible for preparing detailed estimates through deliverables established by operations, construction or a client’s request for quote, including crafting staff labor, materials, equipment/rentals, indirect costs, cash flow and long term planning.   

Responsibilities of the Lead Cost Estimator include:

  • Providing support and guidance for project personnel
  • Supporting conceptual design by providing engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) estimates and factored estimates through detailed quantity take offs from drawings
  • Enhancing estimates by developing craft hour productivity rates, using a crew up process or by researching past project cost history
  • Interfacing with all disciplines that support proposals and engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) estimates

Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Lead Cost Estimator include:

  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Six (6) or more years of construction estimating experience, with: 
    • A basic knowledge of estimating resources
    • Experience looking at quantities, compiling basis of estimates and communicating regularly with Engineers, Designers and Project Managers
    • Experience on chemical, textile, fiber, government and consumer product related construction projects, ranging between $500K and $5M, preferred
  • Proficiency using the most recent version of Microsoft Excel;
  • Experience using SAP AG, WinEst and Primavera P6 is preferred
  • Certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP) is preferred
  • 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 insurance

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RealStreet is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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RealStreet saved us more than once with temporary help on some of our most demanding construction projects, particularly when we needed experienced, responsible and professional individuals on such short notice. We were particularly grateful for the Quality Control Manager (QCM) you were able to provide while our full-time QCM was on short-term disability, at the Read More…

Michael S. Shevitz, LEED Green Associate, Vice President

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