Senior Estimator - Building

at Cianbro in Pittsfield, Maine, United States

Job Description

Cianbro is looking for a highly experienced building estimator to join the team. This position requires the preparation of contract proposal estimates for a variety of complex projects. 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 the project and continually monitors the work through completion.

This role offers the flexibility of working at one of our offices located in Maine or Connecticut. This position offers scheduling flexibility to split time between office and remote work.

Job Responsibilities
Identify the scope of work and assemble Trade Scope Packages
Experience with development and assembly of Requests for Proposals
Experience performing quantity takeoff for civil, structural, and architectural trades
Review plans and specifications to ensure estimate effort is in compliance with the request
Perform conceptual estimates from conceptual or schematic design documents
Solicit pricing from material vendors and subcontractors, evaluate responses, and make recommendations
Coordinate with other team members to develop an overall estimate on larger projects
Ensure compliance with company standards, evaluate risks and client requirements
Ensure estimates are complete, well organized, and ready for review by the estimating management team
Understanding and ability to develop project schedules to ensure projects can be completed to meet owner requirements and that company resources are used efficiently
Address all potential safety risks and concerns to incorporate in the estimate
Develop innovative means and methods for completing projects to increase competitiveness and margins
Prepare proposals when necessary, and include information to document the basis of the proposal
Maintain base bid documents and organize estimate information
Coordinate with the Cianbro operations team on successful bids to provide a thorough transition to the project team
Monitor projects from successful bids to identify changes in scope and identify estimate deficiencies
Qualifications/ Requirements
The successful candidate shall have a four-year engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or experience
10-15 years of estimating commercial building projects or equivalent field experience
The ability to estimate other divisions of work (Structural, Civil, Finishes, MEP work, etc) is a plus
Requires strong computer skills, familiarity with scheduling & estimating software, and MS Office
Experience in the following areas is a plus
Conceptual Estimating
Preparing Proposals
On-screen Take-off
Primavera (P6)

Cianbro is an employee-owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on marital status, race, color, creed, gender, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


Cianbro is an employee owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected categories.

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Job Posting: 813776

Posted On: Sep 09, 2022

Updated On: Dec 08, 2022