Construction Estimator

Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Construction One, Inc. is accepting applications to fill the position of a full-time Construction Estimator.  This position will be responsible for reviewing proposal specifications, drawings and attending pre-bid meetings to determine the scope of work in order to produce qualified bid submittals in a timely manner.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

• Create detailed and accurate cost estimates including scope definition, exceptions/exclusions, quantity, size, configuration, options, etc.

• Assure that the estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete and reflect the actual requirements of the project

• Follow up with owner architect and provide additional information as required

• Maintaining current information and lists for subcontractors

• Solicit subcontractor and material bids

• Prepare quantity takeoffs as necessary

• Prepare routine estimates including bid forms and breakdowns as required

• Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, etc.

Additional items:

• Research new products/cost/installation details

• Earn the Confidence of the Owner try to quickly ascertain their requirements for a complete bid

• Find Subcontractors while maintaining and updating Subcontractor information as necessary

• Distribution of plans and specifications

• Addendum processing and notifications

• Maintain record of transactions


• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to read and interpret construction drawings, specifications and other documents

• Work with others as a team player

• Ability to perform under pressure, evaluate situations and make timely, accurate decisions

• Organized with strong technical and problem solving skills

• Ability to interface with subcontractors, suppliers and designers while developing a bid as needed

• Full understanding of all divisions

• Knowledge of estimating multiple building/project types

• Maintains a competitive advantage by staying current with industry standards

• Bachelors Degree in construction or business related field

• 2+ years experience as an Estimator or similar position

• Experience in hiring and managing outside contractors

• Computer proficiency in the Windows environment

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

Submit cover letter and resume with salary requirements to Hiring Manager: