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Searching for a Senior Estimator - Construction.

Raleigh Competitive

Do you have Estimator experience within the Life Science Construction space?

My client is looking for a Senior Estimator, with at least 5 years of commercial construction experience. As a Senior estimator, you will work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors.


Handle the project from the first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.

The ability to look beyond the information that has been given and to ask the right questions.

Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.

Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.

Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.

Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation.

Ability to prepare detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.

Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost.

Must be able to collaborate with the project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.

Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction costs.

Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.

Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with the bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.

Make subcontractor award recommendations to customer/owner and the negotiation and finalization of subcontracts with trade partners.

Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.

Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.

Ability to engage and develop business with new and existing customers.

Ability to lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.

Ability to lead and facilitate value engineering sessions with the project team and design team.

Is a key participant with leadership experience involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.

Must be familiar with reviewing construction contracts and can identify key insurance and damages clauses.

Can lead, manage and motivate project teams during the preconstruction phase of a project.


My client is looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will possess:

Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills.

Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.

Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.

Effective participation in team environment, with both external and internal teammates.

Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (WinEst, Timberline or similar), take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.), project management software (CMiC or similar), and scheduling software (Primavera or similar).

8+ years of experience as a commercial construction estimator preferably within Life Science.

Bachelor’s degree preferred but not essential.

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Phillip Marsh
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