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Senior Construction Estimator (Vertical Construction of Buildings) Lodi, CA

Company: TJG Civil Engineers and Land Planners
Location: Stockton
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:


Wood Frame and Concrete Public Sector Building Construction

Open Position: Senior Construction Estimator (Vertical Construction of Public Sector Buildings)

Construction Office Location: Lodi, California

Leading vertical building construction management and construction general contracting firm with over 40 years of success providing high quality construction services including layout, demolition, excavation, on-site and off-site concrete, and all carpentry related work; actively seeks seasoned and experienced Senior Construction Estimator to join our Lodi, CA office.

This is a long term, full time career opportunity with opportunity for professional growth and advancement.

The Senior Construction Estimator prepares detailed cost estimates for proposed new construction projects involving both competitive bid and negotiated work. The majority of our construction projects are public sector wood frame and concrete building projects such as schools, fire stations, police stations, community centers, entertainment theatres, etc. Estimator must be able to perform all estimating duties and subcontractor solicitation. Senior Construction Estimator shall assign segments of projects to the Estimating Team Members and have the final review of all Bids.

Senior Construction Estimator Qualifications and Experience Needed:

Ideal Construction Estimator will have at least 8 to 15 years of building construction estimating experience preferable pertaining to vertical building construction

Ideal Construction Estimator will have past Hard Bid project estimating experience

Estimating experience pertaining to k-12 education, higher education, or other school related building projects is preferred

Must be skilled in reading construction plans / blueprints and construction specifications

Construction Estimating experience dealing with mid to large scale building projects in value of $10 million or more is a plus

Bachelors degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is preferred but not required

Technical Skills and Experience:

- Knowledge and understanding of costs to prepare conceptual estimates.

- Thorough understanding of Labor (Production), Equipment, and Material rates.

- Strong knowledge and understanding of design development, estimating.

- Advanced user of MS Excel and other MS Office applications.

- Adept in quickly learning new software, related to drafting, modeling, estimating and scheduling.

- Working knowledge of construction drawings, costs and principles.

Leadership and Communication Skills:

- Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written

- Negotiate effectively in all situations; settle differences while maintaining positive relationships - Display a high degree of integrity and social responsibility during the performance of daily responsibilities

- Ability to teach and motivate other Estimators on the Team

- Ability to collaborate with team and manage multiple tasks, produce work on a time-sensitive deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude at all times

- Demonstrate good time management skills with the ability to organize and manage multiple priorities

- Create strong morale on his/her team while working to achieve a common goal

- Provide value to each project through innovation and attention to detail

Senior Construction Estimator Duties and Responsibilities:

- Works with new estimators assigned to the department; ensures that they receive maximum exposure to the cost estimating process. May review the work of other staff members for accuracy; offers suggestions as needed before bid data is consolidated.

- Reviews and analyzes owner contract documents for both negotiated and bid construction projects to determine both the nature and scope of the work to be performed.

- Attends preliminary meetings with owners and architects to discuss the budget plan to ensure that all issues and questions effecting the construction of the project are fully clarified before the estimating sequence begins.

- Works with the estimating team to prepare detailed, quantity and cost take-offs for assigned segments of the project.

- Using an approved list of contractors, invites subcontractors to submit bids on portions of the job to the subcontracted (elevators, mechanical, electrical, etc.)

- Ensures that drawings are made available in a timely manner and in sufficient numbers to facilitate the estimate.

- Compiles cost data received for subcontractors for our company

- Examines data as it is being received for both accuracy and sufficiency before completing the final bid estimate.

- When preliminary cost estimates exceed the owners expected budget works with architects and owners in a value-engineering role.

- Assists in exploring a multitude of architectural alternatives; pricing the alternatives that offers the greatest opportunity for cost savings. In an effort to identify other cost-savings alternatives solicits the view of other internal personnel (Project Managers and Superintendents).

- Assists in maintaining and updating the master bid list for the all Divisions of work as detailed in the CSI Masterformat.

- May at times assist in preparing final construction schedules, and construction logistic plans.

- Be familiar and follow the company Construction Estimating Process document.


Great vision without great people is irrelevant. The only way to consistently perform at a remarkable level of productivity and quality is to hire, educate and retain great people. Our firm has a teamwork philosophy focused on open communication, focused planning and continuous improvement. Our careful hiring process enables the best blend of knowledge, experience and personality traits and alignment with our existing team culture, thereby maintaining harmony and increasing productivity.

As a construction industry leader, our own team performs concrete forming, placement, erection tilt-up wall panels, and carpentry work for vertical building construction projects. For over 50 years, our teams have turned dreams into structures that stand the test of time, throughout California, Nevada, Oregon and Hawaii. We have been fortunate to partner in building spaces for life such as: Schools, Theaters, Wineries, Parking Structures, Professional Facilities, Treatment plants, Colleges, Performing Arts Centers, Power Plants, Police Stations, High Schools, Highway Patrol Offices, Regional Transit Centers, and Irrigation Districts.

As we build these structures and community life within them, our communities build our future and a better tomorrow.

Benefits of Employment:

Health Insurance

Dental Coverage

Life Insurance

Profit Sharing/401K

Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave

Annual Performance Bonus


For immediate and entirely confidential employment consideration please email detailed resume to Construction Division Lead, James Cameron at

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