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Senior Chief Estimator

1 Position Available

Job Description:

The Senior (Chief) Estimator leads/manages the estimating team and works with operations superintendent/foremen to provide technical expertise in all scopes of work needed to ensure jobs are measured, priced, and executed according to customer specs and within budget.


  • Monitors portals, publications, databases, and/or groups to select potential jobs for bidding.

  • Reviews prepared cost estimates and proposals.

  • Reviews take-offs, organizes bonds and permits, and communicates with sub-contractors to determine the financial needs of completing a project.

  • Identifies, measures, and tracks labor, material, and time for job costing and actual vs estimate analysis.

  • Develops, maintains, and improves estimating process and AMI work methods.

  • Coordinates departmental efforts with other departments for continuous flow.

  • Recruits, trains, retains, and manages estimating department, including conducting monthly direct report meetings to ensure team is focused on safety, quality, and productivity.

  • Coordinates with the client on all changes in scope, questions, addendums, or clarifications regarding the work during the bidding process.

  • Develops and maintains relationships with customers to stimulate repeat and/or referral business.

  • Acts as a resource to operations during the award/start-up phase to clarify any issues regarding what was considered in the estimate, such as materials and methods of construction.

  • Serves on management team and communicates concerns/issues/suggestions related to safety, personnel, culture, behavior, etc.

  • Creates and monitors progress of job measurements, takeoffs, customer proposals, and work orders.

  • Strives for continuous improvement by participating in training and educational events or courses relevant to the position, career path, or industry.


  • Three (3) years proven construction estimating experience; Civil Engineering or Construction Management a plus.

  • Comfortability leading a diverse team toward a common goal including supporting, motivating, and disciplining subordinates.

  • Experience with Agtek and/or Bluebeam is required. Building Connected, Construct Connect, Procore.

  • Ability to read civil plans and develop cost estimates.

  • Detail orientated with ability to pick out details within huge plans.

  • Process driven with ability to pivot and adapt to each project/issue/challenge.

  • Concrete, asphalt, base stone, or excavation experience a huge plus.

  • Independent and innovative decision maker.

  • Strong analytical ability, quantitative and problem-solving skills, and excellent communication/interpersonal skills.

  • High energy, results oriented, team mentality with a strong desire to win.

  • Ability to independently manage own work and that of team, and ask questions until resolution is achieved.

  • Confidentiality and trustworthiness.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $75,000.00 - $95,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Referral program

  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Lebanon, TN: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Construction estimating: 1 year (Required)

Work Location: One location

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