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Construction Estimators prepare cost estimates for construction projects. Typical resume samples for this job highlight duties like consulting with clients and suppliers, analyzing documentation, making adjustments to cost estimates, assessing cost effectiveness, overseeing tendering processes, and visiting construction sites. Based on our collection of example resumes, the ideal candidate should demonstrate construction projects knowledge, excellent budgeting skills, communication and negotiation abilities, attention to details, accuracy, and computer competencies. Eligible candidates hold a college degree in a relevant field such as civil engineering.

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1

Construction Estimator

Reviewed drawings and specifications for a wide range of public and commercial projects to determine scope of work for projects up to $2M.

  • Prepared cost estimates at various stages of design from schematic and budget to detailed take-off and pricing.
  • Prepared complete material submittal packages.
  • Conducted site walk thru and progress visits.
  • Analyzed and estimated project changes and prepared change order packages.
  • Maintained company bid vs. cost history.
  • Participated in project meetings, review schedules and prepared reports.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Accounting
2

Project Management Assistant/jr. Construction Estimator

Provided executive administrative support to Director of Construction and Chief Estimator, including generating/distributing correspondence, meeting arrangements/management/attendance/recording, all departmental reporting / tracking, accounts receivables and accounts payables processes, and managed all departmental expenses & reimbursements

  • Assisted with management of construction projects from pre-bid pricing/cost estimating phase (via blueprint drawing analysis/take-off & field assessments) to post-construction phases (including new construction, renovations, and tenant improvement and/or rental turnovers)
  • Estimated and managed both tenant improvement and rental turnover projects, negotiated with subcontractors for cost effective job pricing, tracked & reported job cost ratios
  • Produced, distributed, followed up and maintained status logs for large volume of contractual documents, including but not limited to subcontracts, purchase orders, change orders, Request for Proposals, Submittals and Bids)
  • Managed submittal process for involving all trades, clients and engineering & architectural firms
  • Managed incoming / outgoing blueprint drawings and maintained appropriate logs for all construction projects
  • Trained and lead other construction department administrative staff
  • Maintained construction department during extended periods when no other persons were on staff
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Project Management Coursework
3

Construction Estimator

Read and reviewed blueprints and specifications to form a scope of work for every trade.

  • Preformed quantity take offs for the various materials, finishes, and mechanical trades.
  • Secured bids for each trade, then quantified their scope and pricing.
  • Summarized, compared and leveled several quotes from each trade arriving with the best price for that project.
  • Worked on all types of projects, sometimes more than one at the same time, some of which were new ground up projects, as well as renovation work ranging from $2,000.00 - $1.5 million.
  • Created and maintained some of the documents and databases used daily.
  • Extensive knowledge in QuickBooks Contractor Addition software program for estimating and accounting.
  • Extensive knowledge with Xactimate for estimating and Xactware for data transfer.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
4

Pipeline Construction Estimator

Provided accurate project estimates resulting in successful petrochemical projects

  • Negotiated the construction price with subcontractors for competitive bidding
  • Researched chemical processes of bidding projects and consider economic analysis
  • Conducted extensive research upon new methods of construction
  • Expanded network and improved cooperation with subcontractors
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
MS
Manufacturing Systems Engineering
5

General Construction Estimator / Chief Estimator

Delivered oral and written presentations for negotiations with clients.

  • Computed cost factors and prepared estimates used for management purposes.
  • Factors included planning, organizing and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors and subcontractors and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Supervised activities of five estimators performing in all CSI disciplines.
  • Lead and participated in successful efforts to bring in design build accounts for various telecommunications and critical missions providers including, among others, Fowler and Technology Partnered, AFN Communications, COLO.COM, Global One, Qwest, Nextel, etc.
Candidate Info
30
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Administration
Engineering
6

Construction Estimator

Placed bids on multi-million dollar projects including hospitals, schools, and retail centers.

  • Built strong relationships with preferred contractors and industry leaders.
  • Negotiated pricing with General Contractors and suppliers to increase profit margins.
  • Coordinated post-sale transitions to Project Managers.
  • Investigated new job leads via websites, news, and telephone leads.
  • Generated project estimates from construction plans via digitizing software and equipment.
  • Produced multi-format project plans and documents from both reprographers and in-office plotter.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
7

Construction Estimator

  • Estimated projects throughout the North West ranging from $30,000 to $5,000,000.
  • Worked on a diverse range of projects including bridges, hospitals, prisons and high rise developments.
  • Bid acceptance ratio of approximately 2 in 5 with each project completed profitably.
  • Reviewed and monitored regional industry periodicals and resources for current and upcoming projects for bid.
  • Development of estimating processes and software.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Accounting
8

Construction Estimator

  • Managed City of Detroit wastewater treatment plant projects, from bid to completion.
  • Constructed water and sewer main replacements, including road restoration for government agencies.
  • Implemented larger size drain projects, up to 108-inch diameter.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MS
Civil Engineering
9

Construction Estimator

Estimated construction bids for the drywall industry.

  • Produced bid proposals from blueprints using PlanSwift software.
  • Visited job sites to verify blueprints.
  • Maintained bid docket and scheduling documents.
  • Repaired and maintained all company equipment.
  • Maintained inventory records of company equipment.
  • Coordinated and implemented equipment deliveries.
Candidate Info
39
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
HS
Automotive Technology
AS
Applied Science, Electronics Engineering Technology
10

Construction Estimator

Estimated successfully several projects at Providence Park (Timbers Field)

  • Managed many tenant improvement projects using both employees and sub-contractors
  • Worked with clients and sub-contractors for scheduling
  • Learned parts of Quick Books for estimating
  • Started with this company as a laborer working on commercial remodels in all aspects including flooring installations and moved into a managerial slot
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
C
Computer Programming And Data Entry

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