April 27, 2017

Construction Estimator, Westcott Homes, posted 4/27/2017


Establish a professional working relationship with the Purchasing Manager, VP of Production, Production Coordinator, Superintendents, and Subcontractors.  Analyze construction plans, specifications, and communicate scope of work to vendors.  Create accurate time, cost and labor estimates for products, and services. Work with the Production Manager to supply budget reports. Ensure all parties comply with contract requirements and company standards.  Consistently operate as a team player.


  • Distribute subcontractor bid packages.
  • Process subcontractor documents.
  • Estimate labor and material costs.
  • Assist with maintaining take-offs, item cost and contract prices.
  • Meet with vendors and assist in cost negotiation.
  • Obtain and maintain complete vendor quotes.
  • Research and find new vendors.
  • Assist with new project set-up and maintenance in the Mark System software.
  • Create and maintain project budgets.
  • Review, create, approve and manage WO, PO, CO, and VPO.
  • Generate and distribute subcontractor notices and reminders.
  • Process subcontractor documents.
  • Maintain and manage all subcontractor insurance expiration dates and maintain information database needed for OCIP.
  • Consult with Westcott’s insurance agent and outside insurance companies regarding subcontractor insurance requirements and ensure that subcontractors meet and maintain current standards


  • Excellent organizational skills and detail oriented.
  • Able to meet sensitive deadlines.
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents such as construction contracts, operating instruction, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to understand unit costs, and to accurately calculate amounts such as percentage, discounts, and tax. Able to apply basic algebra and geometry.
  • Outstanding customer service and people skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.), two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


The environment and demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  All reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions to the extent those accommodations do not create a burden for the company as employer.

Physical Demands: 1) employee is frequently required to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods; 2) frequently required to talk and/or hear; 3) occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds; 4) occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch; 5) frequently uses hands and fingers to handle, feel or move objects, tools or controls, to reach with hands and arms, and to write; 6) vision abilities include close, color, and peripheral vision as well as depth perception, the ability to adjust focus, and the ability to read; 7) the noise level in this environment is usually quiet to moderate, although noise levels at field jobsites can vary tremendously and become loud.

Tools and Equipment Used: 1) telephone; 2) computer system; 3) copy and fax machine, typewriter, calculator; 4) first aid equipment and fire extinguisher.

Contact info:

Nariko Kawashima