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Position Summary

Branch Builds is searching for a collaborative and driven Senior Estimator to join our well-established, growing company.  The Senior Estimator must exhibit a thorough working knowledge of wood frame and concrete multi-family and commercial construction as related to all disciplines and phases of construction.


  • Performing quantity take-offs, pricing, scoping and bidding of construction projects.
  • Soliciting and developing relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Pricing subcontractor, supplier and self-performed scopes of work.
  • Assessing site exposures/construction risks to appropriately analyze, cost and reflect these in an estimate.
  • Assisting in material selection, bid strategy, and estimate presentation.
  • Identifying constructability issues through the estimating process.
  • Identifying value-engineering alternatives.
  • Leading the project team through the estimating process on select projects.

Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Executing accurate, detailed and complete conceptual, preliminary contract and final estimates.
  • Producing accurate estimates from conceptual and schematic drawings.
  • Producing detailed final contract estimates.
  • Reviewing estimates with project managers, superintendents and other estimators.
  • Tracking and documenting historical data for future use.
  • Leading a collaborative and timely subcontract buyout and negotiation phase
  • Ensuring, directly or through support, the development of comprehensive and concise subcontract scopes of work and terms and conditions
  • Conducts post-bid investigation on lost projects to ascertain reasons for losing (i.e. subcontract awards from low bidder differing from our apparent low subcontractors)


Required Qualifications/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in building science, construction management or engineering, preferred; or equivalent experience.
  • 10 years of industry experience in various types and phases of new construction and rehabilitation, including concrete, masonry, steel, wood frame, MEP systems exterior and interior finishes.
  • Self-motivated, self-starter, who demonstrates the ability to manage time effectively.
  • Life-long learner looking to grow your knowledge and skills.
  • Ability to work with Owners, Architects, Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Branch Project Managers and Superintendents.
  • Highly organized, efficient, detail oriented and accurate.
  • Strong leadership, communication and people skills..


Budgets/Cost Control
Managing Resources
Critical Thinking
Driving Projects to Completion
Using Computers and Technology
Working with Financial Information


Travel is estimated at approximately 20%.

Supervisory Reponsibility

This position will potentially supervise 3 employees.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

Office days and hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

AAP/EEO Statement

It has been and will continue to be a fundamental policy of the Company not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or status as a veteran, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and condition of employment.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Nearest Major Market: Washington DC