( Ambler PA )

Summary of Position:

The Estimator is responsible for projecting and controlling construction costs by collecting and studying industry information. He/she will be estimating primarily for commercial projects including, but not limited to: retail, restaurants and alternative energy.  He/she will work in conjunction with construction Project Managers.

Essential Duties:

  • Prepare work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities.
  • Prepare construction budget by studying plans; specifications and responsibility matrixes.
  • Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identify qualified subcontractors; negotiate price.
  • Maintain cost keys and price masters by updating information.
  • Resolve cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintain quality service by following organization standards.
  • Maintain continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.


  • Experience: 5+ years in construction estimating
  • Education: Degree in a construction related field is a plus
  • Travel: Up to 25%
  • Software: MS Office, MS Project a plus
  • Other: Skilled at: analyzing information, developing budgets, vendor relationships, reporting skills, estimating, decision making, teamwork, documentation skills, quality focus.

Offering a Comprehensive Benefits Package with Many Customizable Programs

  • Competitive Salary
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick, Holiday)
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Medical Expenses Flexible Spending Plan
  • Dependent Care Expenses Flexible Spending Plan
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan Tuition Reimbursement
  • Support of Professional Certifications
  • Employee Referral Programs

Further information on these and other benefits will be provided to you at new employee orientation during your first day of employment.

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