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Position Summary

Branch Builds is searching for a driven, detailed-oriented Estimator to join our well established, growing company.  Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project.  Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received.  Estimators also work with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets to close the business.


  • Bid Administration

o Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction

o Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors

o Prepares subcontractor bid packages

o Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors 

o Ensures that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day

o Contacts supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids

o Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors

o Submits 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline – no exceptions

o Enters all relevant information into estimating software 


  • Project Knowledge

o Review bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up question on every bid 

o Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned


Duties/Responsibilities Cont.

  • Follow up & closing 

o Consistently follows up on submitted bids and budgets with Architect and/or

Construction Manager to close business.

o Knows architects, construction managers, property managers, brokers and can close business


  • Project turnover 

o Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management in

a timely manner.  Goal is 100% of awarded projects turned over within 90 days of notification.

o Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concern

o Review job cost with Project Management team and highlight any subs/material vendors that still need to be awarded

o Complete project kick-off form to ensure compliance


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

• Must know Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, and preferably Project.

• Must be self-motivated & punctual. 

• Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow up skills both internally and externally. 

• Must be professional and polished in appearance and speech.

• Understand and embrace Branch’s core purpose and values

• Believe passionately in the strength of highly effective teams.


Budgets/Cost Control
Acting Decisively
Technical Skills
Managing Resources
Solving Complex Problems


Travel is estimated at approximately 20%.

Supervisory Reponsibility

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: Roanoke