Construction Cost Estimator (170 views)

We are a rapidly growing construction firm specializing in contracts with the Federal Government nationwide.  This position is located in the Denver, CO area.

We are looking for a construction cost estimator that is familiar with a wide variety of current cost estimating software and the willingness to learn company estimating processes and procedures.


The Construction Cost Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications.  The Estimator shall perform quantity take-offs, pricing, and bidding of Federal Construction projects and have extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles.

The successful candidate will possess impeccable personal integrity and business ethics, and a demonstrated track record as a team player who places ultimate value not just on his/her own achievement but on elevating the entire team. 


  • Analyze and compile estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment requirements, location and other factors to ensure a high quality and timely estimate
  • Review drawings and specifications and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations or senior management to include in final project estimate
  • Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid
  • Perform quantity takeoffs and bid pricing utilizing HEAVY BID software or equivalent. All other software is a plus
  • Utilize existing cost history to complete estimate
  • Ability to read technical Government instructions with great reading comprehension
  • Develop and submit overall proposal that includes all pricing, conditions, clarifications, inclusions, exclusions and produce written technical procedures of the construction process
  • Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids, review quotes and estimates with the Project Management team.
  • Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure estimated costs are accurate
  • Present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Prepare detailed bid proposals, free of grammatical errors
  • Communicate estimate bid information to field operations at pre-construction meetings to ensure a complete understanding of the scope of job
  • Develop and maintain business relationships with various Federal agencies to maintain bid opportunities in a regional marketplace
  • Willingness to travel nationwide on short notice
  • Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Civil Engineering, Construction Management
  • 5-10 Years experience estimating heavy civil projects
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software-HCSS Heavy Bid
  • Advanced computer skills with MS Office, Outlook, Excel, MS Project
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and clean DMV record (print out required)
  • Must have deep knowledge of performing within the Federal Government arena
  • Must have experience with Federal and local construction standards
  • Experience estimating multiple regional projects
  • Proven success within teams, and promoting good actions of other staff
  • Ability to communicate with senior management
  • Extremely comfortable working in a technology-driven environment
  • General contracting experience is required
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with exceptional reading comprehension
  • Professional conduct is required


Contact Number: 303-988-5148

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable

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