Commercial Construction Senior Estimator

HITT Contracting   •  

Falls Church, VA

Industry: Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 341 days ago

Job Description

Senior Estimator

The Senior Estimator is responsible for all preconstruction phase estimating services from initial programmatic intent through construction documents pricing for assigned projects. Estimating services include feasibility studies, variance reports, budgets from conceptual design to bidding, comparative studies, value engineering and presentation of the same to both internal and external clients. The Senior Estimator is responsible for the accuracy of the estimate and personification of The HITT Way.


  • Providing complete suite of estimating services described above with minimal oversight
  • Estimating a variety of building types
  • Managing multiple projects and deadlines, with ability to prioritize and complete tasks
  • Presenting technical and financial information to stakeholders, including changes from previously presented information
  • Managing a team of Estimator and/or Assistant Estimators. Responsibilities include, but not limited to, training, reviewing budgets, and maintaining budget accuracy.
  • Managing client relations and subcontractor relations.


  • Bahelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field, required
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) years’ of related work experience, with five (5) of those years in estimating required
  • Experience reading construction drawings and specifications and identify missing elements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Analyze technical information
  • Analyze market and trade trends
  • Understand geotechnical reports
  • Coordinate with stakeholders (developers, architects, subcontractors and HITT Operations) throughout design-assist process, including attendance at design meetings as a HITT representative during preconstruction phase services
  • Provide oversight to Assistant PreconstructionManager/Assistant Estimator
    • Make and influence decisions under tight deadlines and sometimes with incomplete information
    • Exhibit business sense, forge partnerships with subcontractors, analyze risk
    • Distribute documents without the support of an administrative assistant
  • The Senior Estimator should be proficient in the use of the following software:
    • Microsoft Office Suite, with high level of proficiency using Excel
    • On Screen Take-off (OST)
    • Adobe products, including Bluebeam
    • Building Connected, preferred, but not required
  • The Senior Estimator should demonstrate integrity consistent with company values