Estimator Jobs in Illinois

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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Chicago, IL
Description Gather and post Bid Documents Review Bid Documents to determine Scope of Work per trade Contact potential subcontractors Develop Material and Labor quantity take off for work performed Prepare...
2 days ago
Invenergy - Chicago, IL
Civil/Structural Engineering - Construction Management IL January 12, 2022 Print Solar-Wind Location: Chicago, IL Invenergy drives innovation in energy....
2 days ago
Chicago, IL
with the project team * Prepare estimates and different levels of completion ( conceptual, schematic, DD, CD, etc.) * Orchestrate pre-construction duties and meeting with owners, clients and engineers...
1 day ago
GPAC - Hinsdale, IL
contents of estimate Experience on commercial projects and light industrial Attend pre-bid meetings and/or tour job sites to confirm requisite take-offs Prepare estimates by calculating complete take-off...
1 day ago
GPAC - Lyons, IL
experience Excellent time management and organizational skills Experience utilizing Estimating software applications Knowledge of general construction practices Knowledge of the National Electrical...
5 hours ago
GPAC - Maywood, IL
experience Excellent time management and organizational skills Experience utilizing Estimating software applications Knowledge of general construction practices Knowledge of the National Electrical...
5 hours ago
GPAC - River Grove, IL
experience Excellent time management and organizational skills Experience utilizing Estimating software applications Knowledge of general construction practices Knowledge of the National Electrical...
5 hours ago
Burns & McDonnell - Chicago, IL
Lead estimating teams for completion of pre-construction services. Responsible for cost history, data base management and estimating process....
2 days ago
Taylor Excavating & Construction, Inc. - Chicago, IL
meeting Maintain Estimating proposal log, weekly review with Controller for updates Coordinate work with operations pre-construction and accounting BENEFITS Health Insurance Relocation Assistance Paid...
GPAC - Burbank, IL
experience Excellent time management and organizational skills Experience utilizing Estimating software applications Knowledge of general construction practices Knowledge of the National Electrical...
5 hours ago
McHugh Concrete Construction, Inc. - Chicago, IL
Responsibilities: For concrete estimates: Attend pre-bid meetings and attend in-house meetings; Review bid documents; Determine quantity take-offs; Send out RFP’s to subcontractors and vendors; Scope...
GPAC - Elgin, IL
, firmly established Commercial Drywall Contractors seeking experienced Project Managers and Estimators....
15 hours ago
GPAC - Schaumburg, IL
, firmly established Commercial Drywall Contractors seeking experienced Project Managers and Estimators....
15 hours ago
GPAC - Summit, IL
experience Excellent time management and organizational skills Experience utilizing Estimating software applications Knowledge of general construction practices Knowledge of the National Electrical...
5 hours ago
Chicago, IL
Transfer all pertinent quote information to the Project Manager group Complete change orders in a timely manner as directed by the PM's Update on a daily basis the Job List In Estimating & Public folders...
2 days ago

Demographic Data for Illinois

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Estimator Online Courses and Training Opportunities

How to become a Project Estimator for a Painting Company
Learn the basic concepts, tools, and functions that you will need to run a painting business from the Project Estimatingside of things.Build a strong foundation in Project...

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This course introduces statistical inference, sampling distributions, and confidence intervals. Students will learn how to define and construct good estimators, method of moments estimation,...

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Salary for Estimator Jobs in Illinois

This is the average annual salary for Estimator jobs in Illinois as reported by the BLS.

$79,776

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Estimator positions.

Highest Education Level

Estimators in Illinois offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (33.0%)
  • High School or GED (23.1%)
  • Vocational Degree or Certification (15.8%)
  • Master's Degree (12.4%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.7%)
  • Some College (2.3%)
  • Some High School (0.9%)
  • Doctorate Degree (0.7%)

Average Work Experience

Here's a breakdown of the number of years' experience offered by Estimators in Illinois
  • 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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