Senior Estimator - Excavation & Demolition Construction

Washington, DC

Posted: 05/03/2021 Employment Type: Temp/Contract to Direct Industry: Engineering Job Number: real_street-2158 Pay Rate: 0.00 USD HOUR

Job Description

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

We currently have a great assignment for a Senior Estimator - Excavation & Demolition Construction to support our client, a leading excavation and demolition contractor in the Washington, DC metro area. In addition to a this being a great, long-term opportunity, this position provides a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid holidays and 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 Estimator - Excavation & Demolition Construction will join our clients’ team in Washington, DC. This individual will report to the Vice President of Estimating, and will be responsible for providing preconstruction services for multiple excavation and demolition projects across the metro area. Additional responsibilities of the Senior Estimator - Excavation & Demolition Construction include:

  • Reviewing bid drawings (e.g. civil, architectural and structural) to determine the extent of the work scope in preparation of the estimate
  • Attending jobsite walkthroughs and documenting site conditions as part of the initial pre-bid process
  • Reviewing geotechnical reports and environmental reports for soil analysis information and potential risks
  • Reviewing and defining work scopes as estimates are assembled
  • Providing quantitative take-offs using Procore software and reviewing take-offs of junior estimators to ensure accuracy
  • Effectively working independently and in a team environment; providing oversight and guidance for junior estimators in conjunction with VP of Estimating
  • Multitasking effectively and meeting deadlines

Job Requirements


Specific qualifications for the Senior Estimator - Excavation & Demolition Construction include:

  • Ten (10) or more years of estimating experience, to include:
    • Experience on excavation and concrete projects
    • Ability to read plans/drawings and apply them to real scope requirements
    • Strong arithmetic skills to complete quantitative analysis
  • Two (2) or more years of leadership experience, to include:
    • Coaching junior professionals
    • Managing projects or people
  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency with:
    • Estimating software; Procore Esticom is preferred
    • Microsoft Office Suite


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

Build a better construction career with RealStreet!

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