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Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. Junior Estimator in Washington, District Of Columbia

The Junior Estimator is responsible to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for assigned projects, applying knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, and/or processes. For awarded contracts, the JR. Estimator provides on-going cost estimate support to operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Completes Quantity Survey/Take-off: Identifies and quantifies construction elements. Enters quantities into appropriate software program for pricing. Provides initial data for entry into Commence software. Provides Contracts Department with applicable specifications documents to identify insurance requirements. Sends new contracts for “Corporate” review.

Contacts Vendors and Sub-Contractors: Identifies, contacts, and creates relationships with vendors/suppliers in order to assess vendor/supplier capabilities for specific project. Analyzes and scopes vendors/suppliers to determine best value and project continuity. Based on analysis, proactively works to persuade vendors and/or suppliers to commit to best pricing.

Prepares Pricing, Bids and Proposals: Completes estimate, Assembles quantities in pricing format to reflect bid form requirements. Creates baseline job duration. Determines what special equipment might be job specific. Applies best value vendors/subs to estimate. Identifies to whom we are bidding and prepares bid form, bid proposal letter and/or qualifications. Ensures “Standard Conditions” are included in every proposal.

Executes Transition: Sets-up transition meeting for Project Manager. Copies pricing, quotes, pertinent proposal information for Project Manager. Conveys understanding of low-qualified vendors/subs and commitments to subs and General Contractors. Provides overview of job and proposal to Project Manager and operations support.

Supplies Cost Estimates on Changes During Construction: Quantifies changes within necessary timeframe. Assists project team in receiving approval within 60 days of submittals.

Work Environment: Work is primarily in an office environment, but involves exposure to outside weather and jobsite conditions.

Ensures a Safe Work Environment

Participates in Training/Certifications

Job Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in construction management, accounting or related field from an accredited college or university; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, and government regulations

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference

  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to calculate area and volume

  • Ability to factor safety and OSHA requirements into estimates

  • Proficiency in Microsoft software programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Proficiency in Estimating software (such as Timberline, UScost, WinEst)

  • Ability to sit for long periods of time reviewing detailed drawings

  • Exerts minimal physical effort; occasional handling of average weight object up to 10 pounds


Requisition ID: 3653

Baker Concrete Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation for any or part of the application process may make their requests known by emailing or calling 1-800-539-3935 and ask for HR.