September 30, 2016

Construction Cost Estimator, posted 9/30/16

Construction Cost Estimator:

The Robinson Company located in Seattle, WA (near the Pike Market) is looking for a talented cost estimator to join our consulting firm.

The Robinson Company is one of the leading cost estimating and project/construction management firms in the Northwest.  We have been in business for over 30 years and many of our employees have been with us for over 20 years!  We are a small close-knit group of 13 employees.  Our cost estimating department works with a large number of architectural firms and owners throughout Washington on a wide variety of public and private sector projects.

We are looking to expand our estimating department.  We offer a completive salary (DOE), great medical benefits, profit sharing, retirement contributions, paid vacation/sick leave, parking/public transit compensation and a very friendly atmosphere that does not require excessive overtime.

We are looking for someone with the following qualities and skills to join our team.

Important Qualities/Skills:

  • Analytical skills:  Accurately read, evaluate and quantify from plans and specifications
  • Detail oriented:  Cost estimators must pay attention to small details because such details may have a large impact on a project’s overall cost.
  • Technical skills:  Detailed knowledge of industry processes, materials, and costs are vital.  Prior experience in general construction and estimating a plus.
  • Time-management skills:  Must be self-motivated and punctual.  Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow-up skills both internally and externally.  Must be able to plan the work to meet schedule deadlines and work efficiently and accurately.
  • Communications:  Must be able to verbally communicate as well as provide written detailed reports and executive summaries.

Estimating Job Description

·         Read blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare construction cost estimates

  • Provide quantity survey for all elements of a project from CSI/Master Format Sections 0-14 and Section 30.
  • Review estimates provided by others (M/E/P, civil and landscaping) for scope, exclusions, overlaps and check of pricing.
  • Compile, review and analyze historical data
  • Review and analyze contractor estimates or schedule of values for deltas and differences between estimates
  • Contact generals, subs and suppliers to obtain current unit pricing
  • Attend meetings with architect and/or Owner, as necessary, to understand project and/or review estimate.
  • Knowledge/use of various software programs such as Microsoft Office including Access, On Screen Take-off, Bluebeam, Revit Light

We are a great company to work for. If interested in a career with us please send your resume to: