Estimator Job Openings - 44 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Multifamily Estimator - GC
    Cybercoders

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    GC Estimator
    Cybercoders

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator - Great Pay & Even Better Company!
    Cybercoders

    Purcellville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Estimator (Construction)
    Realstreet

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Roofing Estimator
    Cybercoders

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,518

    NEW
    Estimator
    The Kirlin Group

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Caliber Collision Centers is looking for Collision Estimator
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Collision Estimator - Caliber Collision Centers
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Collision Estimator in McLean
    Caliber Collision Centers

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Estimator 2 (FEMA)
    Aecom

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator 2 (FEMA)

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator
    Topbuild Corp

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Landscape Estimator
    Ruppert Landscape

    Gainesville, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Lead Estimator
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator
    Gale Building Products

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Lead Estimator
    Confidential

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,518

    NEW
    MEP Estimator (Mechanical Electrical Plumbing)
    The Kirlin Group

    Rockville, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Estimator
    Magnolia Companies

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator 2 (FEMA)
    Aecom

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Commercial Painting Estimator
    Realstreet

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Cheif Estimator
    STV Group, Incorporated

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Estimator
    Xator Corporation

    Alexandria, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    NEW
    MEP Estimator
    Latitude Inc.

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Constrution Plumbing Estimator Entry Level
    Magnolia Companies

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Caliber Collision Centers is looking for Collision Estimator
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Collision Estimator - Caliber Collision Centers
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Collision Estimator
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Heavy Civil Estimator - Bridge Estimating, Heavy Civil Estimatin
    Cybercoders

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    Multifamily Estimator
    Cybercoders

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator Roofing
    Katchmark Construction Inc.

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Lead Estimator
    Jobtome

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Estimator-Commerical Roofing Sales
    Katchmark Construction

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $55,000

    NEW
    Collision Estimator in Washington
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Collision Estimator - Caliber Collision Centers
    Caliber Collision Centers

    Springfield, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Caliber Collision Centers is looking for Collision Estimator
    Caliber Collision Centers

    McLean, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Estimator 2 (FEMA)
    Aecom

    Chantilly, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Estimator
    Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling

    Manassas, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Lead Estimator
    Jacobs

    Arlington, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Lead Estimator
    Southland Industries

    Dulles Town Center, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Wall Panel Estimator
    Northeast Contracting, Inc.

    Lorton, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Estimator
    Realstreet

    Fairfax, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    NEW
    Junior Estimator
    Abbey Commercial Flooring

    Sterling, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $59,518

    Estimator
    Darcars Automotive Group

    Silver Spring, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $58,750

    Plumbing Estimator
    ARS Rescue Rooter

    Lorton, VA

Estimator Jobs

average

$58,750

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Mostly Sitting

What does an Estimator do

An Estimator manages project costs through collecting and studying information. They mainly work in the private sector on maintenance or construction tenders.

how to become an Estimator

A bachelor’s degree is generally required to become a cost estimator, although some highly experienced construction workers may qualify without a bachelor’s degree.

Education

Employers generally prefer candidates who have a bachelor’s degree. A strong background in mathematics is essential.

Construction cost estimators typically need a bachelor’s degree in an industry-related field, such as construction management, building science, or engineering.

Those interested in estimating manufacturing costs typically need a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, or finance.

Training

Some newly hired cost estimators may receive on-the-job training, depending on their experience. Training may include learning a company’s cost-estimating software and techniques.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Some employers prefer that construction cost estimators, particularly those without a bachelor’s degree, have previous work experience in the construction industry. For example, experienced electricians and plumbers can become construction cost estimators if they have the necessary construction knowledge and math skills.

Candidates interested in becoming cost estimators can also gain experience through internships and cooperative education programs.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Voluntary certification can show competence and experience in the field. In some instances, employers may require professional certification before hiring.

The following organizations offer a variety of certifications:

  • American Society of Professional Estimators
  • Association for the Advancement of Cost Estimating International
  • International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association

Estimators must generally have at least 2 years of estimating experience and must pass a written exam to become certified.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Cost estimators consider and evaluate different construction and manufacturing methods and options to determine the most cost-effective solution that meets the required specifications.

Detail oriented. Cost estimators must pay attention to details, as minor changes can significantly affect the overall cost of a project or product.

Math skills. Cost estimators calculate labor, material, and equipment cost estimates for construction projects. They use software, such as spreadsheets and databases, and they need excellent math skills to accurately calculate these estimates.

Time-management skills. Cost estimators often work on fixed deadlines, so they must plan their work in advance and work efficiently and accurately.

Writing skills. Cost estimators write comprehensive reports, which often help managers make production decisions.

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Real Estimator Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Estimator III HNTB Corporation Newark, NJ May 18, 2015 $110,000
Estimator Integral Contracting Inc. New York, NY Nov 21, 2016 $110,000
Estimator WHC, LLC Houston, TX Jun 22, 2015 $110,000
Estimator III Weston Solutions, Inc. Columbia, MO Sep 27, 2016 $108,003
Estimator J.T. Magen & Company, Inc. New York, NY Sep 16, 2015 $105,000
Estimator Technip USA, Inc. Houston, TX Oct 01, 2015 $105,000
Estimator J.T. Magen & Company, Inc. New York, NY Sep 27, 2016 $105,000
Estimator Crossland Mechanical Inc. New York, NY May 10, 2015 $100,000
Estimator J.T. Magen & Company, Inc. New York, NY Jan 03, 2016 $100,000
Estimator J.T. Magen and Company, Inc. New York, NY Apr 15, 2016 $100,000

Top Skills for a Estimator

Know what it takes to get the job done

SubcontractorBidsBIDProposalsScopeQuantityTake-OffsCustomerServiceInsuranceCompaniesGeneralContractorsProjectManagementPurchaseOrdersCADArchitecturalDrawingsCostEstimatesJOBSitesSafetyStateFarmCCCPathwaysRepairProcessJOBCostStructuralSteelNEWConstruction

Top Estimator Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for estimator jobs include:
  1. Subcontractor Bids
  2. BID Proposals
  3. Scope
An example of how the top skills appear on a resume would include the following:
  • Qualified competitive subcontractor bids prior to execution of contracts.
  • Prepared tile & granite estimates and bid proposals for commercial construction
  • Develop scope-of-work and assist in creation of construction proposal.
  • Performed digital quantity take-offs of airfield markings for international airport projects.
  • Broadened market share through relationship building and maintained existing relationships through excellent customer service.

Repair Process, General Contractors, Safety, Quantity Take-Offs, Scope, CAD, Insurance Companies, Structural Steel, NEW Construction, CCC Pathways, Architectural Drawings, Subcontractor Bids, Project Management, JOB Cost, Purchase Orders, JOB Sites, Customer Service, State Farm, Cost Estimates, BID Proposals

Top Estimator Employers

Find the best employers to advance your career

Top 10 Estimator Employers

Estimator positions seems to be very popular at Kiewit Corporation where they currently get hired the most.

The following companies have a high demand for Estimator jobs:
  1. Fluor Corporation
  2. KBR
  3. Linde Process Plants
  4. Tom Barrow Company

Overall, there are 10 companies that have hired for Estimator candidates.

Kiewit Corporation, Fluor Corporation, KBR, Linde Process Plants, Tom Barrow Company, Skanska USA Building, Legacy Flooring, Gerber Collision & Glass, HRI Properties, Flooring Solution

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