Construction Estimator

Job Description

Construction Estimator

Valdez Construction, Inc. is a growing, employee-owned, full-service general contracting company based in Oak Harbor, WA. Our projects vary in size and complexity, and because of our exemplary past performance we are the client's choice to perform multiple complex projects We believe in building long-term relationships with our employees, clients and our partners. With our  ability to self-perform many aspects of our construction projects, we have  a distinct advantage over our competition.


We are looking for experienced, motivated, hard-working and responsible Construction Estimators that want to become employee-owners. We also offer competitive pay, benefits, and opportunities for advancement along with a hybrid schedule. All eligible employees become an owner through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). 


This position is responsible for developing estimates and proposals for construction projects up to $10 million. The Estimator will work with the Project Manager to develop an accurate and timely estimate for Private, Federal and Public Works projects.

Essential Functions: 

         Visit potential job sites to obtain the information needed to create an accurate estimate.

         Review and understand drawings, specifications, and project site conditions.

         Prepare “take-off” of the materials included in the job.

         Prepare supplementary scope of work for subcontractors and suppliers.

         Develop a detailed and accurate estimate of the work to be completed per drawings & specifications.

         Develop a summary project schedule.

         Prepare and submit RFI’s prior to bid.

         Receive, evaluate, and compile subcontractor and vendor proposals.

         Analyze alternative construction solutions to increase the competitiveness of the bid.

         Present estimate to senior management in bid reviews prior to final submittal.

         Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and subcontractors to solicit competitive bids.

         Develop and maintain relationships with owners and architects to increase bid opportunities.

         Involved in buyout process with the Project Manager.

         Other duties as assigned. 

Required Skills & Experience: 

·         5+ years of experience estimating vertical commercial construction work.

·         Must be able to understand drawings and be able to break down assemblies into individual tasks.

·         Knowledge of terminology used in construction.

·         Must be able to work on multiple estimates at the same time and be able to multi-task and prioritize tasks according to deadlines.

·         Meticulous, thorough and detail oriented.

·         Strong communicator, through phone, email and in person.

·         Are very organized and a problem solver.

·         Have above average Microsoft Office skills, especially Outlook and Excel.

·         Sales and Marketing experience a plus.


         Salary DOE $90k - $110k

         Paid Vacation/Holidays starting at 10 days a year

         Medical/Dental/Vision insurance 75% paid by the company

         401k with a 3% Company match

         Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) 

Valdez Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Type: Full-time
Pay: $90,000.00 to $110,000.00 per YEAR

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Valdez Construction

Valdez Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contracting company that has been in operation since 1999. We have earned a reputation in the construction industry for providing high-quality and efficient construction services. In addition to general contracting services, Valdez Construction specializes in and self performs all heavy civil construction services.

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