Estimator Jobs in Chicago, IL

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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Elevate Energy - Chicago, IL (2 miles from Chicago, IL)
Responsibilities Identify energy efficiency and health and safety opportunities in residential buildings Project scope development Review contractor proposals for energy efficiency and health and safety...
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Kiewit Corporation - Chicago, IL
You will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various...
16 hours ago
Hitachi ABB Power Grids - Chicago, IL
total cost estimates....
3 days ago
Schuham Builder's Supply Co. - Chicago, IL
Have a primary understanding of commercial construction in hollow metal door, frames, architectural wood doors and hardware....
3 days ago
Kiewit - Chicago, IL
You will be responsible for reviewing, analyzing and interpreting Contract Documents (specifications, drawings, and reference information) to develop detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various...
3 days ago
Timothy Jon & Associates - Chicago, IL
I and/or Estimator II work...
3 days ago
Northbrook, IL (17 miles from Chicago, IL)
Conducts review and take-off of blueprints. Solicits bids from subcontractors. Gathers subcontractor pricing and conducts scope review....
5 days ago
Hire Resolve - Chicago, IL
In order to apply for the position, you would need a Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management. Main duties would include leading, developing and managing the Estimating Department....
6 days ago
Chicago Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Chicago Glass & Mirror is currently seeking Estimators and Sales Staff to join our well established, fast paced company....
6 days ago
The Walsh Group - Chicago, IL
Walsh is currently seeking an Estimator for our Transportation Division in our Chicago office....
7 days ago
REX Electric & Technologies - Chicago, IL
of risks and gray areas of scope of project Detail the material required to execute the project, defining specified product versus generic product, and working with procurement to get advice on the bidding...
7 days ago
Executive Leadership Solutions - Chicago, IL
Experience with conceptual estimating, various design phase estimating and hard bidding of commercial construction projects....
7 days ago
Hire Resolve - Chicago, IL
Our client has an exciting opportunity for a Heavy Highway Lead Estimator in Sherwood, IL who will be responsible for managing, estimating, and bidding in the surrounding area....
8 days ago
Staff Source - Chicago, IL
General Responsibilities: Develops conceptual and detailed construction cost estimates. Provides a quantity surveys on project (area, counts, or volume) as required....
8 days ago
PointOne Recruiting Solutions - Chicago, IL
Coordinate estimate take-off, lead teams on projects, and support and mentor estimators....
8 days ago

Demographic Data for Chicago, IL

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Salary for Estimator Jobs in Chicago, IL

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


Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Estimator positions.

Highest Education Level

Estimators in Chicago, IL offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.8%)
  • High School or GED (23.3%)
  • Vocational or Certification (16.0%)
  • Master's Degree (12.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.6%)
  • 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 in Chicago, IL
  • 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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