Senior Construction Estimator

Baltimore, MD

Posted: 11/06/2020 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Construction General Job Number: real_street-2028 Pay Rate: 95000.00 YEAR

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects. As the 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 Senior Construction Estimator with one of our top clients. As a Senior Construction Estimator, you will be supporting our client, a construction management and general contracting firm recently named one of the “Greatest Places to Work”.

Job Responsibilities

The Senior Construction Estimator position is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Typical projects range between $1M and $50M supporting a wide range of sectors including Commercial, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Residential, Education and Industrial. The Senior Construction Estimator will be responsible for RFP responses, conceptual budgeting, CM trade package bidding and lump sum bidding to be delivered under various construction delivery methods, and other duties to include:

  • Updating and maintaining estimating software, support services, departmental reference materials, department data, the Master Call Sheet and Master Estimate template
  • Reviewing bid documents submitted by clients, identifying specific requirements necessary for a complete bid, identifying missing information and formulating questions to generate missing information
  • Attending pre-bid meetings and site visits to prepare for bidding
  • Developing a detailed estimate template customized for each bid and performing take-offs and in-house pricing as required to assist with estimates
  • Developing budget and entering it into draft estimate
  • Maintaining a list of prequalified subcontractors, suppliers and vendors
  • Developing and maintaining a Call Sheet for each bid and developing a Bid Invitation to be used for direct solicitation of bids
  • Reviewing subcontractor bids and determining if the bid is subject to special exclusions or reservations
  • Evaluating bids to ensure they cover the scope of work
  • Identifying and documenting qualifications and clarifications required for each bid
  • Awarding subcontracts
  • As needed, writing Scope of Work for subcontractors and overall estimate
  • Participating in transfer of data from the Estimating department to Accounting
  • Maintaining Plan Room bid board, documents and website bid board

Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Senior Construction Estimator role include:

  • B.S. Degree or higher in Engineering, Construction Management or similar applicable discipline is preferred
  • 7 years minimum of experience estimating for commercial and institutional construction projects between $2M - $50M
  • Experience handling multiple jobs / estimates at one time
  • Experience with Sage (Timberline) Estimating Extended software and PlanSwift take-off software
  • SmartBid or similar software experience is a plus
  • Experience estimating MEP systems preferred
  • Ability to write, modify and collaborate on specific scopes of work
  • Must have working knowledge of the subcontractor market in the Baltimore area
  • Experience managing buyout process with success


Our client offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Health, dental, vision and prescription coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • College Savings Plan

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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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