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Job ID: 351714948

Job Description


Sussex Development Corporation has an immediate opening for a Construction Estimator. The Construction Estimator is responsible for the assembly of thorough and detailed construction estimates that provide the project team the tools necessary to complete quality projects, ahead of schedule and within that budget. The ideal candidate will perform all duties in a manner that is consistent with the Sussex Development core values of Integrity, Commitment, Collaboration and Excellence. Please submit a resume and cover letter.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet physical requirements satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless it is an undue burden on the company or presents a direct threat to the health or safety of the individual or others.

Essential Functions & Duties Statements:

  • The Estimator is directly responsible for the daily discharge of these duties. The Estimator may coordinate certain tasks with other qualified personnel; however, the Estimator is ultimately responsible for all the work related to the assigned projects.
  • The Estimator’s primary function is to assemble estimates of cost in detail for the assigned projects. They will work closely with the Preconstruction Manager to ensure material takeoff, subcontractor participation; scope management and coordination of general conditions are covered per the project contract and to the standards of Sussex Development.
  • Study and understand the contract documents of each project to locate areas that are ambiguous or have the potential to present problems that may result in unforeseen costs or delays, including provisions of the general or special conditions. Identify any necessary requests for information.
  • Study and understand the requirements on the bid form, bid bonds, payment and performance bonds, and insurance, etc.
  • Study and understand all requested alternate pricing that must be provided. Ensure that the estimate sheet is set up to properly separate out costs for any alternates.
  • Properly note any bid clarifications and ensure that our proposal clearly communicates these clarifications.
  • Investigate the jobsite prior to bid to understand and evaluate site accessibility, existing conditions and any factor that might affect construction methods and costs.
  • Develop an encompassing bid list and manage the distribution of information necessary to ensure accurate proposals for every facet of the project. Ensure that Sussex Development has all contract documents necessary to prepare a proper bid.
  • Accurately estimate each assigned project and prepare all required documents for submittal of a proposal or bid for a new project working and coordinating with the Sussex team as necessary
  • Responsible for providing the Pre-Construction Manager with all the project information regarding the project contract when the job is awarded. Review all winning proposals with the Pre-Construction Manager and assist in assembly info of Purchase Orders.
  • Prepare a project schedule, if required, to be submitted to the owner at bid time.
  • Resolve pre- bid design and detail problems with Owners, Architects, Subcontractors, Suppliers, or any other member of the project team, as necessary.
  • Work with the Pre-Construction Manager to coordinate and ensure attendance at all required pre-bid meetings.
  • Develops solutions to make sure that issues never become problems.
  • Proactively builds and sustains relationships with clients as well as other team members.
  • Proactively communicates with the clients, subcontractors as well as other team members.
  • Has a comprehensive knowledge of the status of every project they are assigned to.


Competency Statements: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of the position.

Accountability: The ability to accept responsibility for actions & results; willing to take ownership

Accuracy: The ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly, with limited errors

Active Listening: The ability to focus completely on a speaker, understand their message and comprehend the information and respond thoughtfully

Adaptability: The ability to remain flexible, being able to handle multiple demands and adapting to new situations

Analytical Skills: Being skilled in and habitually using analysis and logic that allow you to observe, research and interpret a subject in order to develop complex ideas and solutions

Autonomy: The ability to perform work independently to achieve company goals

Communication: The ability to clearly and effectively present and understand ideas

Detail Oriented: The ability to pay close attention to all the small particulars

Honesty & Integrity: The ability to be truthful, sincere, and free of deceit and the steadfast adherence to ethical codes

Initiative: The ability to activate oneself without being asked; to be resourceful and work without always being told what to do

Innovative: The ability to be creative in problem solving; create new ideas

Reliability: The ability to show others that you can be trusted to perform tasks consistently

Time & Priority Management: The ability to effectively prioritize goals, plan and take actions to complete tasks in a method which allows for maximum efficiency and accuracy and meet established deadlines

Working Under Pressure: The ability to stay focused and function efficiently in stressful situations; includes being able to delegate tasks to others and be willing to reach out for help when needed

5 years minimum commercial construction experience

College degree preferable

Must have advanced experience with Microsoft Office products, and Adobe or Bluebeam. Experience with project management cloud-based software products and CMIC specifically a plus

The ability to accurately perform quantity surveys and estimate the cost of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractors’ work to ensure that all project components are included in the estimate

The ability to thoroughly understand and follow plans and specifications in the construction bidding process

Thorough knowledge of construction techniques and the imagination to derive the most efficient process while completing a task

Must be professional and polished in appearance and speech


Primarily Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Occasional visits to jobsites that require some: Climbing, kneeling, standing, seeing, visual acuity (color, depth perception and field of vision) balancing, crouching, walking, tactile sense, hearing, stooping, reaching, talking

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