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Job Description

The Estimator increases the reliability of Stonebridge Builders through providing customers with accurate estimates of project timelines and costs. The Estimator is responsible for project planning and budgeting, as well as subcontractor coordination and other responsibilities. Please note: a signing bonus is also included with this position.

Functional Responsibilities

Project Planning and Budgeting

  • Prepare, maintain, and perform detailed reviews of plans, specs, and allowances on paper and electronically, including measuring and documenting scopes of work
  • Be able to prepare a written estimate based on a narrative or verbal scope of work
  • Be able to quickly turnaround bids with substantial accuracy
  • Be able to build bids without the use of subcontractors written proposals, utilizing historical bids, unit pricing and or from verbal estimates by subcontractors
  • Forecast workload at least 30 days in advance
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades, communicating with architects, engineers, and government officials for clarifications or questions
  • Estimate and manage costs through performing preliminary cost per SF estimates and comparisons; conducting research for historic data and maintaining an archive of unit prices and costs per SF; assisting with pricing for ongoing change orders and budget adjustments; performing digital and manual material takeoffs; minimizing exclusions and allowances; and maintaining custom estimating tools and backup sheets
  • Develop value-engineering ideas as necessary and document

Subcontractor Coordination

  • Coordinate subcontractor bids, including preparing bid invitations, reviewing incoming bids, scheduling site visits with subcontractors to review the scope of projects, acquiring best pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, developing bid presentations, and maintaining bid archive binders
  • Develop and maintain positive communication with subcontractors and suppliers, including researching and qualifying new subcontractors and suppliers, and maintaining lists of preferred subcontractors and suppliers to present to clients


  • Assist in project turnover, setting up office and field binders
  • Review drawings with Project Managers to highlight areas of concern and full scope
  • Assist in research of product and selections information for field staff
  • Promote the image of Stonebridge Builders through maintaining the highest level of ethics and standards
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills in English

  • Construction methodologies

  • Strong work ethic, decisiveness, and ability to provide exceptional customer service

  • Professionalism in appearance and demeanor with a positive attitude

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Experience

  • 3+ years of experience in multi-family renovation, clubhouse remodeling, capital improvement estimating

  • Experience utilizing computer programs including Word, Excel, MS Project, and Sage 100

  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction or a construction-related field; engineering or construction management degree preferred

Required Education

  • High school diploma or equivalent