Estimator Jobs

Responsible for gauging the cost and time a project will require. Estimators may travel to worksites, read blueprints and technical documents, collaborate with engineers and other high-level personnel, or consult construction experts in order to gather data regarding materials, labor, and time needed to complete the project. They analyze this information to calculate reasonable cost-effective budgets and probable project timelines. Strong computer skills are important, as most estimates are determined using programs.

Estimators produce output for several purposes. Some focus on specific parts of a larger project, such as the time needed for a particular phase or cost of plumbing. Others compile these focused assessments into general estimates for the entire project. Still others might coordinate with sales teams to use their calculations to plan and deliver bids to clients.

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Nations Roof - Chicago, IL
Duties: Effectively prepare and communicate in proper written form competitive job estimates by interpreting drawings bid documents performing take-offs for labor equipment and materials....
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GPAC - Bloomington, MN
, obtain permits and licensing, perform necessary cost accounting for on-going projects including daily/weekly cost verifications, review/confirmation of daily logs, change orders, monthly project cost...
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Durham, NC
Commercial Roof Estimator Duties * Coordinate meetings for up to date labor figures * Review estimates with management * Estimate a variety of commercial roofs; TPO, EPDM, BUILT-UP, Metal, Mod-Bit,...
2 days ago
Sundt Construction, Inc. - Irving, TX
Senior estimators are capable of leading all types of project delivery methods and have demonstrated competence in basic and advanced estimating functions....
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Dallas, TX
Commercial construction is a plus. Perform project take-offs from provided blueprints and design specifications....
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Miami, FL
Recommended Skills Subcontracting Scheduling General Contractor Estimators Construction Management Apply to this job. Think you're the perfect candidate?...
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Chicago, IL
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Chicago, IL
Directly prepare detailed quantity take-offs, and assign market-relevant cost factors to fully articulate preliminary/final construction cost estimates....
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Ontario, CA
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Chicago, IL
Prepare and negotiate cost estimates, budgets and work timetables Review subcontractors quotes with attention to detail to ensure no items are excluded on bids Interpret and explain contracts and technical...
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The Turner Corporation - Charlotte, NC
VEVRAA Federal Contractor Recommended Skills Bidding Subcontracting Construction Management Product Quality Assurance Scheduling Value Engineering Apply to this job....
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Miami, FL
Recommended Skills Subcontracting Scheduling General Contractor Estimators Construction Management Apply to this job. Think you're the perfect candidate?...
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Morisey Dart Group - Boca Raton, FL
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Lennar Corporation - Chicago, IL
Responsibilities Estimate materials for new plans. Create and maintain accurate material take-offs. Monitor material usage in the field for overages/shortages to update/correct material take-offs....
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Chicago, IL
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Salary for Estimator Jobs in Ashburn, VA

This is the average annual salary for Estimator jobs in Ashburn, VA as reported by the BLS.

$96,072

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Estimator positions.

Highest Education Level

Estimators offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (33.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.1%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (15.9%)
  • Master's Degree (12.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.7%)
  • Some College (2.3%)
  • Some High School (0.9%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.8%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Estimators
  • 1-2 years (22.7%)
  • 10+ years (18.2%)
  • None (18.2%)
  • 4-6 years (13.6%)
  • 2-4 years (9.1%)
  • Less than 1 year (9.1%)
  • 6-8 years (4.5%)
  • 8-10 years (4.5%)

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