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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Onsite Contractor Support - West Chicago, IL
Estimator, quantity take-offs, preparing and managing bid packages, subcontractor/bid procurement, managing RFI during bid period, cost control, scheduling, subcontractor relations, P&L, maintaining...
16 hours ago
Standard Textile - Ohio, IL
The Estimator calculates costs of projects based on blueprints and/or specifications for Interiors Group. The Estimator will report to the Estimating Manager....
17 hours ago
Specibase - Chicago, IL
Assists in the preparation of cost estimates, prepare construction budgets from cost estimates, and handle contract administrative paperwork....
15 hours ago
Dupage Construction - West Chicago, IL
Estimating for Asphalt Paving able to do take offs from blue prints/computer Job Type: Full-time Experience: Estimating asphalt paving: 1 year (Required) Education: High school or equivalent (Required...
16 hours ago
Timothy Jon & Associates - Chicago, IL
I and/or Estimator II work...
2 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...
2 days ago
Morton Buildings, Inc. - Watseka, IL
Reviews pricing on building orders based on material take-off. Performs other duties as assigned....
1 day 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....
1 day ago
Hitachi ABB Power Grids - Chicago, IL
total cost estimates....
1 day ago
Cobalt Recruitment - Chicago, IL
Responsibilities: Assist in preparing cost estimates, construction budgets from cost estimates, and handling contract paperwork....
2 days ago
GPAC - Northbrook, IL
Conducts review and take-off of blueprints. Solicits bids from subcontractors. Gathers subcontractor pricing and conducts scope review....
3 days ago
United Employment Associates, LLC - Chicago, IL
estimates and change orders in a detailed and timely manner * Communicate with team and client for the duration of the project * Timely follow-up on bid proposals and client queries * Travel required...
3 days ago
Arete Renovators - Chicago, IL
The sales estimator is responsible for lead generation, attending client walk throughs, taking site measurements, reviewing, and preparing a labor proposal to be submitted to the client, attending pre-construction...
4 days ago
W3Global Inc - Chicago, IL
Management or equivalent field experience....
4 days ago
Morton Buildings Inc. - Morton, IL
Reviews pricing on building orders based on material take-off. Performs other duties as assigned....
4 days ago

Demographic Data for Illinois

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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

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Highest Education Level

Estimators in Illinois 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 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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