(Aliso Viejo, CA)

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Summary of Position

To prepare accurate, timely and detailed construction estimates for all assigned projects in a region.  Prepare RFPs, Scope Sheets, QTO Estimates, and qualify subcontractor proposals. The Estimator is responsible for all aspects of estimating multifamily communities, including pre-construction, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, general requirements, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor and general contractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee that complete and accurate material take-offs are performed for all items of work.
  • Create all scope sheets for potential bidders and create scopes of work for bid tabulation sheets.
  • Handle general contractor and subcontractor solicitations and qualify quotes.
  • Assemble, maintain, and monitor a list of qualified bidders for projects.
  • Coordinate estimating process with Chief Estimator and Senior Estimator and provide feedback on project pricing issues.
  • Schedule architectural or engineering consultants and provide feedback on value engineering issues and alternates.
  • Verify that all bidders have received and used the latest set of construction documents.
  • Provide quantity take-off information to field operations.
  • Prepare milestone budgets during preconstruction process.
  • Assist with GMP process for self-perform projects.
  • Collaborate with construction and development managers.
  • Develop qualifications and assumptions for estimates and present comparisons of current estimates versus previous.
  • Follow company and departmental procedures and policies.
  • Maintain the construction documents, such as, trade associate files and plan rack.
  • Resolve problematic situations and communicate desired objectives to subcontractors, managers, consultants, Associates, customers and other business-related professionals.
  • Offer technical expertise during the design and construction process.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, or related field is required.
  • At least 3 years of experience in estimating or construction industry is required, preferably multifamily.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Must be able to perform math calculations including some advanced math.
  • Knowledgeable in On Screen Takeoff, Plan Swift, or equivalent system.
  • Must have thorough knowledge in analyzing construction documents including plans and specifications and have the ability to read blueprints.
  • Knowledge of estimating software, preferably Sage Estimating Software.

Physical Requirements

This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the Estimator to have the ability to bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and/or carry items up to 20 pounds. Must be able to read large quantities of information. Must maintain professional appearance.  Finger dexterity in operating a computer keyboard and calculator. Office work requires sitting at a computer monitor for extended periods of time, completing paperwork and to receive/return phone messages.  Standing is required for filing, scanning, and copying. This is a position also requires walking, standing and climbing of stairs in/around construction sites.

Additional Requirements

  • Some travel will be required to various markets.
  • Arrive to work on time.
  • Follow directions from a supervisor.
  • Interact well with co-workers.
  • Understand and follow posted work rules and procedures.
  • Accept constructive criticism.


This description outlines the basic responsibilities and requirements for the position noted. This is not a comprehensive listing of all job duties of the Associates. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice



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