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  • Flooring Estimator

    Our family-owned flooring company is looking for a proactive, and charismatic Flooring Estimator who thrives in competitive situations and has a drive to help others. Our focus is working with disaster restoration companies within the area to provide flooring after fire, water, mold, storm or other disasters. Flooring Experts is a full-service company that provides great value and extraordinary quality to residential and commercial properties across the DC Metro area. Excited to have some fun as our newest Flooring Estimator? We provide all of our homeowner's exceptional customer service and we want our newest Estimator to share our values and have the passion to take care of our customers.
    $51k-79k yearly est.14d ago
  • Estimator

    Location: Sterling, VA As a Construction Estimator for Freyssinet, you will be accountable for estimating self-performed commercial repair / restoration projects including concrete repair, masonry restoration, waterproofing, and structural strengthening. We are currently recruiting for a Construction Estimator to be based in our Sterling, VA corporate office.
    $58k-93k yearly est.5d ago
  • Collision Estimator

    Provides World Class Customer Service Experience to all Caliber customers on the phone, in person and throughout the entire repair process. Thank you for your interest in Caliber. Alexandria About Caliber Comply with all Caliber safety rules, guidelines and standards Keywords: Automotive Estimator, Location: Alexandria, VA - 22314 At Caliber, our Purpose is Restoring the Rhythm of Your Life .
    $59k-97k yearly est.6d ago
  • Senior Estimator

    Sr. Estimator will be expected to bid/manage approximately 10-50 estimates per year (depending on scope of work). Location: Falls Church, VA Martins Construction, the Mid-Atlantic Division of Posillico Civil Inc. is one of the region's most prominent general contractors in heavy highway and bridge construction. Posillico will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Posillico or an employee of Posillico, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered property of Posillico. The Sr Estimator will provide and/or coordinate full estimating services on large, complex work and all types of contracts Sr Estimator will manage the bid/proposal preparation with team of estimating staff including estimators, support administrator and management team. The responsibilities of the Sr. Estimator include...
    $58k-88k yearly est.18d ago
  • Estimator

    Coordinate with the Cianbro operations team on successful bids to provide a thorough transition to the project team. Cianbro is looking for a highly experienced heavy civil and marine estimator to join the team. The position will also involve the review of proposals, specifications, and drawings to determine the scope of work and required contents to estimate, in addition to determining the suitability of the project for Cianbro and the availability of resources to bid on the project and continually monitors the work through completion. Based on experience and qualifications, the candidate will be hired at either an Estimator or Senior Estimator level.
    $58k-78k yearly est.1d ago
  • Estimator

    Digney York Associates is the go-to renovation contractor in the hospitality industry.
    $57k-85k yearly est.12d ago
  • Construction Estimator

    Linesight is a highly successful global project and cost management consultancy that keeps clients coming back. Estimator at Linesight, you will work with highly experienced, culturally diverse, and passionate teams nurturing a strong social dynamic and a shared sense of achievement. With Linesight you can truly discover the power of team. Have increasing levels of scope and responsibility as an Estimator in a construction environment
    $63k-96k yearly est.24d ago
  • Project Estimator

    OWL Services' companies have received numerous awards over the years for exemplary customer service. With 33 offices and distribution centers and more than 1,400 field service professionals, OWL delivers on a service platform that includes construction, compliance and testing, maintenance and repair, modernization and re-imaging, and EV charging solutions to keep businesses and people moving 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. OWL Services is the premier sales, installation, program management and service provider to retail, commercial, fleet, aviation and marine, and emergency power generation companies across the U.S. OWL Services is immediately hiring a full-time Civil Estimator.
    $55k-90k yearly est.15h ago
  • Senior Mechanical Estimator (remote)

    Job Title: Industrial Facilities Estimator Position Overview: We are seeking an experienced Industrial Facilities Estimator to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing comprehensive estimating and proposal preparation services for a wide range of industrial projects. These projects encompass new construction and maintenance activities, with budgets up to $25 million. We specialize in Instrument and Electrical work across industries such as energy, mining, power, manufacturing, pulp/paper, agricultural, pharma, and others. If you have a strong background in cost estimating and are passionate about delivering accurate and timely estimates, we invite you to apply. Job Responsibilities: Attend bid meetings and walk throughs at client locations to assess project scope, complexities, accessibilities, and proposal requirements. Review instructions, proposal specifications, and technical data including P&ID's, ISO's, Electrical and Instrumentation drawings, to develop comprehensive proposals. Incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, previous proposals, and job reports into estimates, ensuring cost and production-based accuracy. Prepare detailed estimates for projects of various scales, adhering to deadlines and maintaining precision. Provide project turnover and technical support as necessary to facilitate seamless project execution. Collaborate with Supervision to implement Change Orders and provide additional estimates, if needed. Maintain proper documentation to support estimate figures. Collaborate with Project Managers, Superintendents, and other management staff in bid preparation and evaluation. Obtain competitive material and subcontracting quotes to secure optimal costs. Track RFP submissions, from receipt to client feedback, ensuring organized and efficient processes. Monitor win/loss rate by evaluating both the number and value of estimates. Develop a historical cost and production database, activity code book, and standardized cost codes. Delegate and assist project managers with estimates and RFP responses. Continuously evaluate the proposal and RFP response process, identifying opportunities for efficiency improvements. Deliver accurate cost estimates to contribute to successful project completion. Build an estimating team to support the process as our revenue grows. Required Skills/Qualifications: Minimum of 6 years of experience in heavy industrial/process facilities cost estimating and cost control, with expertise in the Instrument and Electrical fields. Strong knowledge of estimating techniques, engineering disciplines, and cost control methods. Ability to estimate projects of various types and sizes. Proficiency in preparing complex proposals with minimal supervision. Excellent written and oral communication skills, along with strong organizational abilities. Familiarity with job costing programs such as HCSS Heavy Job or similar software. Experience working with scheduling software like P6 or similar tools. Familiarity with account software such as Viewpoint or similar systems. Proficiency in estimating software like Heavy Bid or similar platforms. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to handle estimates for multiple projects simultaneously. Capacity to manage occasional high workloads and quick turnaround times for estimates. Willingness to travel to job sites as needed. Completion of OSHA or equivalent safety training. Possession of a driver's license with a clean driving record. If you have the required experience and skills, and you're looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to submit your application. Join our team and contribute to the successful completion of construction projects while helping us grow as a company.
    $55k-78k yearly est.12d ago
  • Cost Estimator / Engineer

    This is a full-time position at our newly renovated office in Alexandria, Virginia. We are seeking candidates to join our team as a Mid-Level Cost Estimator/Engineer. Alliance Consulting Group is growing and seeking talented cost engineering professionals that share our values and enthusiasm for engineering services. Premium office location in Old Town Alexandria with Complimentary Parking
    $57k-91k yearly est.22d ago
  • Junior Cost Estimator

    Are you an experienced Junior Cost Estimator? Our client is actively seeking a talented Junior Cost Estimator.
    $54k-77k yearly est.4d ago
  • Tooling Cost Estimator

    A leading global automotive tier one supplier with 72 locations in 14 countries is looking for a Tooling Cost Estimator for its Corporate R&D office.
    $50k-76k yearly est.5d ago
  • General Construction Senior Estimator

    Compu Dynamics sits in the heart of one of the fastest growing data center markets in the country and is a recognized leader in that business. We are expanding our footprint and have an immediate need for a Sr. Estimator. Compu Dynamics offers a comprehensive benefits package to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with dollar-for-dollar company match up to 4%, various voluntary benefits, Employer paid life insurance, 7 Holidays, paid Parental Leave, Volunteer Time Off, up to 4 weeks PTO after 60 days and you get your birthday off! The Sr. Estimator is responsible for estimating the cost, time, materials, labor, and equipment for construction projects, as well as perform cost analyses, determine the duration of a project, procure pricing from vendors and subcontractors.
    $57k-88k yearly est.11d ago
  • Remote Xactimate/Symbility Estimator

    Job DescriptionSalary: $60,000 plus bonuses Our family-owned company is looking for a seasoned reconstruction estimator with Xactimate and Symbility experience to join our team. Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling of Suburban Virginia is part of a national franchise organization that provides services to repair and clean up damage to institutional, residential and commercial properties caused by fire, water, mold, storm or other disasters. Paul Davis was founded in 1966 and is a rapidly growing network consisting of 300+ franchises, all independently owned and operated.
    $60k yearly4d ago
  • Chief Estimator

    Follows up with subcontractors and suppliers via phone and email, as needed, to ensure that they have received the Bid Invitation and to confirm their interest and bid status; Distributes the Invitation to bid to all trades for potential involvement in the project (via SmartBid, and email as necessary); Obtains copies of all the Construction Documents (Specifications, Geotechnical Reports, Drawings, Etc.) and manages those documents throughout the procurement effort; Assists with the preparation of a cost estimate summary sheet of the project. Reviews subcontract and supplier quotes to ensure bidders are committed providing resources required to successfully deliver the scope of work, have included the correct scope of work required, and are financially stable enough to successfully deliver the scope of work on which they are bidding; Assists in the negotiating of the final Owner contract with the project team and Owner (if necessary), to include any value engineering that may be required; Assists the Owner and Architect during the various design stages of the project by providing budget information, as necessary, for the Owner to make design decisions; The goal is for the Chief Estimator to know the project thoroughly enough to allow them to obtain the most complete pricing coverage for all work. Additionally, the Chief Estimator is expected to have general knowledge of general cost trends and possess the ability to continually stay updated on construction industry cost trends, with a specific focus on multi-family and site development costs. Prepares bid tabulation for comparison of scope and pricing for all trades and presents to President and project management team in the form of a recommendation for award of contract to subcontractors and suppliers; Preparation of a detailed project estimate in Timberline, to include the application of current unit costs to detailed quantity take-offs developed by the Chief Estimator or support staff; Responds to questions by subcontractors and suppliers during the budgeting or bidding process; Upon award decision, prepare and transmit a letter of intent (LOI) to subcontractors and suppliers based on the scope of work and pricing on which a subcontract will be issued; Performs detailed quantity take-offs for components, as necessary, for the project; Assists project management team as needed during the project including change order pricing involving large scale changes. This can also be used as the Bid Day bid sheet; The Chief Estimator's primary responsibility is taking the lead role in the development of project estimates that accurately identify the construction costs of new projects, including the development of construction budgets based on conceptual and design development documents during the design phase, as well as a final budget based on final construction documents. Receives, reviews, and analyzes bids during the procurement period, and assists with updating various estimate sheets;
    $85k-127k yearly est.25d ago
  • Estimator

    Any/all information of this type should be reviewed with the Chief Estimator/Supervisor for proper response and resolution. Receive assignments from Pre-Construction Manager/Chief Estimator and/or Senior Estimators to perform daily duties
    26d ago
  • Estimator

    Direct Line is backed by private equity firm and headquartered in Fremont, California with additional locations in US, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. Direct Line is committed to continually improving our industry through certified training of cutting-edge technicians that deliver superior results with a passion for detail. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES SUMMARY Direct Line ("DL") is a high growth global technology services company with primary focus in providing design, integration, installation, maintenance and managed services to well-known data center operators and technology companies. Direct Line is headquartered in Fremont, California with additional locations in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, New Mexico, the Pacific Northwest, Asia-Pacific and Europe. Company Description Direct Line ("DL") is a high growth global technology services company with primary focus in providing design, integration, installation, maintenance and managed services to well-known data center operators and technology companies. Direct Line deploys decades of experience and knowledge through key partnerships with hyperscale technology companies and multi-tenant data center operators that give its clients a competitive marketplace advantage. Direct Line is committed to continually improving our
    $51k-70k yearly est.12d ago
  • Fire Protection Estimator

    At Southland we aspire to build a workforce that's as diverse as the people who occupy the buildings we design, build and maintain. At Southland, we hire problem solvers that are focused on providing customer value through continuous improvement and will take ownership to create the best experiences that will have an impact wider than their own job. At Southland, we self-perform both our mechanical and fire protection work Our Fire Protection Estimator prepares preliminary budgets, conceptual estimates and detail estimates generally for small to medium-size projects with experience generally in specific trade.
    $55k-78k yearly est.3d ago
  • Estimator - Remote

    The Estimator will be responsible for the preparation of timely, accurate, and competitive project estimates at a job site.
    $63.6k-146.1k yearlyEasy Apply41d ago
  • OCED Appraiser/Cost Estimator

    Management Solutions is a national award-winning management consulting firm that specializes in project execution, strategic consulting and change management. The Property Appraiser/Cost estimator will assess the client demonstration projects and provide a value estimate on real estate and on tangible personal and business property.
    $72k-107k yearly est.6d ago

Average Salary For an Estimator

Based on recent jobs postings on Zippia, the average salary in the U.S. for an Estimator is $67,162 per year or $32 per hour. The highest paying Estimator jobs have a salary over $96,000 per year while the lowest paying Estimator jobs pay $46,000 per year

Updated June 6, 2023
Average Estimator Salary
$70,021 yearly
$32 hourly

5 Common Career Paths For an Estimator

Estimator Project Manager

An estimator project manager is responsible for analyzing cost estimates by gathering cost information from suppliers and other third-party vendors. An estimator project manager must have excellent analytical and critical-thinking skills, especially with measurement accuracy and evaluating important project metrics. Estimator project managers research the general market pricing of materials and labor costs, estimate production times, and follow the project timetable without compromising the quality and the client's specifications. They create estimate reports and risk analyses to discuss with the client and the project team.

Project Manager

Project managers oversee a specific project related to the organization's business. They manage the whole project from inception to evaluation. They initiate planning with involved departments, follow-through on the plans, ensure smooth execution of the plans, and evaluate the project for further improvements should these be needed. In line with this, project managers also ensure that the project is cost-efficient and well within the budget. They also manage the different work teams involved in the project and ensure that things are running smoothly on this aspect as well.

Project Engineer

A Project Engineer develops the plan that the entire team or company will undertake. The project engineer develops the plans, strategies, and goals of a project and then gives it to the management for approval and allocation. The Project Engineer will also recommend material, equipment, and the type of personnel needed. This position is integral in the smooth flow of any project, so hiring someone to hold this position will decide the success of a project.


A buyer's duties include product sourcing and comparing resources for the best product range that would suit the specific needs of the business. Buyers must have excellent communication and negotiation skills to evaluate items that most likely benefit the customer and improve the sales of daily operations with cost-efficient products. They also conduct extensive research for market and price trends while considering the highest quality standards. Buyers should also possess strong analytical skills to create purchase orders and statistical analysis.


Managers are responsible for a specific department, function, or employee group. They oversee their assigned departments and all the employees under the department. Managers are responsible that the department they are handling is functioning well. They set the department goals and the steps they must take to achieve the goals. They are also in charge of assessing the performance of their departments and their employees. Additionally, managers are responsible for interviewing prospective candidates for department vacancies and assessing their fit to the needs of the department. Managers also set the general working environment in the department, and they are expected to ensure that their employees remain motivated.

Illustrated Career Paths For an Estimator

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What Is The Role Of An Estimator?

An estimator's role is to gather and analyze data to estimate the money, materials, labor, and time required for a project. Most estimators will work on construction sites and collaborate with contractors, architects, and clients.

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