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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Energy Panel Structures - Graettinger, IA
Desired Skills and Experience Key Responsibilities: Correspond with EPS District Sales Manager and EPS Dealers Assist Dealers with take-offs and estimates Quote projects, including soliciting bids from...
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5 days ago Energy Panel Structures
GPAC - Des Moines, IA
Recommended skills Bidding General Contractor Negotiation Scheduling Leadership Estimators...
5 days ago
Des Moines, IA
Commercial Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10153712 Location: Des Moines, Iowa Date Posted: 2/16/2021 Wage: $80000.00 - $110000.00 per year Category: Building Trades/Construction...
6 days ago
Wabtec Corporation - Albia, IA
REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or general education degree (GED) 1+ years of blueprint reading 1+ years of cost estimating 1 + year in a manufacturing environment 1 + year of CAD experience Must be...
8 days ago
Iowa Plains Signing Inc - Slater, IA
Iowa Plains Signing is currently seeking an Estimator. The Estimator will assist in bidding, writing extra work orders, tracking costs and pricing small rentals....
8 days ago
Des Moines, IA
Estimator Qualifications: Estimator with commercial glass experience Prepare a complete quantity take-off of the project Must be able to read and interpret blueprints and/or drawings Experience using...
9 days ago
Ely, IA
Estimator Commercial Roofing Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10164631 Location: Ely, Iowa Date Posted: 2/19/2021 Wage: Negotiable Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code: S1GEstimator Job Description...
11 days ago
Advanced Traffic Control Inc - Fairfax, IA
Preferred applicants would have past experience in estimating or a degree in Construction Management or Construction Engineering....
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12 days ago
Des Moines, IA
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13 days ago
Iowa City, IA
Commercial Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10142418 Location: Iowa City, Iowa Date Posted: 2/12/2021 Wage: $80000.00 - $110000.00 per year Category: Building Trades/Construction...
14 days ago
Plover, IA
If you are interested in something other than a HVAC Estimator position, please reach out as we work nationwide with positions such as HVAC Estimator to Executive levels positions....
14 days ago
Des Moines, IA
Commercial Construction Estimator Job Employer Name: SpiderID: 10137814 Location: Des Moines, Iowa Date Posted: 2/11/2021 Wage: $90000 - $120000 per year Category: Building Trades/Construction Job Code...
17 days ago
GPAC - Des Moines, IA
Job Description: Estimator to join their rapidly growing team. This company develops a wide range of projects, typically in the $10M-$60M range....
19 days ago
Wabtec - Cedar Rapids, IA
REQUIREMENTS High school diploma or general education degree (GED) 1+ years of blueprint reading 1+ years of cost estimating 1 + year in a manufacturing environment 1 + year of CAD experience Must be...
23 days ago
Farmtek - Dyersville, IA
will prepare install cost estimates for tension fabric buildings, greenhouses, and foundations by analyzing proposals, job documents, site pictures and requirements....
24 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

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Highest Education Level

Estimators in Iowa offer the following education background
  • Bachelor's Degree (32.6%)
  • High School or GED (23.6%)
  • Vocational or Certification (16.0%)
  • Master's Degree (12.3%)
  • Associate's Degree (11.5%)
  • 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 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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