Estimator in Construction Design Industry


Building and Construction

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Salary Range

USD50000.00-85000.00 per year

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Fort Collins, CO - (USA) 931 East Harmony Road Suite 5 CO Fort Collins , CO 80525



Job Description

Manpower in partnership with construction and design company located in Boulder, CO is looking for 2 Estimators for Direct Hire / Permanent positions.

Schedule: Monday through Friday Business Hours

Pay: $50 - $85k depending on experience

Could be Hybrid position once training is complete - NOT REMOTE posiiton

Position Overview:

Estimates residential remodels, commercial tenant finishes, and other light construction projects. Documents the exact scope of work and meets with Sales and Production to review budgets. Works with in-house designers on value engineering so that our designs fit our customers' budgets. Organizes all project budget information so that the production team can understand costs to build the project. Works with trade partners and suppliers to lower and maintain increasing costs. This includes negotiating and establishing rapport with current trade partners, and obtaining leads for new trade partners and vendors.

Skills & Knowledge:

* Strong knowledge of residential and light commercial construction, including expert blueprint reading skills and ability to do takeoffs from architectural drawings and software support.

* Knowledge of local building markets and subcontractors.

* Knowledge of IBC / IRC and local building codes a plus.

* Ability to create conceptual estimates with minimal information.

* Able to work well with customers, trade partners and suppliers, as well as design and construction/project management teams.

* Ability to work independently in a very organized manner.

* Strong attention to detail.

* Strong emotional intelligence.

* Negotiation and deductive reasoning skills.

* Excellent follow through with numerous simultaneous projects.

* Skilled with the Microsoft products suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook

* Experience using estimating software.

* Strong computer and data input skills.

* Ability to present projects, budgets, data in a conference meeting setting.

* Strong prioritization and time management skills.

* Knowledge of local permitting and building/inspection code a plus.

* Ability to work in a team setting, as well as individually motivated.

* Ability to work unsupervised, and self-manage time and deadlines of assigned projects.

* Experience & Education

* Bachelor's Degree or 3-5 years of equivalent educational experience.

* 2-10 years as an experienced carpenter, or construction industry sales/estimating.

* Minimum 5 years of experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.

* Experience with architectural drawings and blueprint software.

* 2-5 years of typing and volume data entry experience