Estimator Jobs in Iowa

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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GPAC - Des Moines, IA
Job Description: strategic direction. * Responsible for the completeness and accuracy of submissions. * Establishes team assignments and identifies estimating review dates. * Oversees and supports...
2 days ago
GPAC - Des Moines, IA
Job Description: glass and glazing contractor is seeking a PM / Estimator to join their team. This company works on diverse commercial glass projects anywhere from $25K-$5M range....
22 hours ago
Tri-State Drywall LLC - Sioux City, IA
Review estimate with chief estimator. Write proposal and submit to secretary for typing. Submit bid. Follow-up with bid with phone call to customer to secure job....
2 days ago
Energy Panel Structures - Graettinger, IA
Key Responsibilities: Correspond with EPS District Sales Manager and EPS Dealers Assist Dealers with take-offs and estimates Quote projects, including soliciting bids from Sub Contractors Develop pricing...
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Black & Veatch - Des Moines, IA
Management or related field is preferred, but not required Construction / Field Project Experience preferred....
4 days ago
Sabre Industries Inc - Sioux City, IA
Position Summary: The Estimator I compiles and analyzes information on jobs regarding costs and specifications....
8 days ago
Davenport, IA
Attend pre-bid meetings and/or tour job sites to confirm requisite take-offs Prepare estimates by calculating complete take-off of scope of work Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate...
8 days ago
Mason City, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647413 Location: Mason City, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
9 days ago
Denison, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647443 Location: Denison, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
9 days ago
Sioux City, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647404 Location: Sioux City, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
9 days ago
Wabtec - Cedar Rapids, IA
REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or general education degree (GED) Blueprint reading experience 1+ years of cost estimating Experience working in a manufacturing environment Must be 18 years of age...
9 days ago
Estherville, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647407 Location: Estherville, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job...
9 days ago
Le Mars, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647435 Location: Le Mars, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
9 days ago
Sheldon, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647441 Location: Sheldon, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
9 days ago
Urbandale, IA
Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10647418 Location: Urbandale, Iowa Date Posted: 6/1/2021 Wage: $60000 - $90000 per year + Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
9 days ago

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Salary for Estimator Jobs in Iowa

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

$74,892

Licensing / Certification

Required or preferred licenses and certifications for Estimator positions.

Highest Education Level

Estimators in Iowa offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.8%)
  • High School or GED (23.3%)
  • Vocational or Certification (16.0%)
  • Master's Degree (12.3%)
  • 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 Iowa
  • 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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