Chief Estimator


Stockton, CA

15+ years

Posted 232 days ago

  by    Joel Raske

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This is your opportunity to join an already successful Top ENR general contractor and play a significant role in it's continued success and growth for it's new Central California Division. As Chief Estimator, you will plan, coordinate, and supervise company estimating program, for the Central Californian division which includes projects between L.A. and San Francisco, providing technical and administrative direction to insure corporate objectives are met. This person will also be responsible for building the estimating department and team.


  • Manage and administer department functions including operating budgets, staffing, wage reviews, work assignments, performance evaluations, etc
  • Advise corporate and district management group when determining what types of projects to bid, strategies and techniques
  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required
  • Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid
  • Supervise and review work of assigned staff to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Coordinate and review schedules of projects being estimated
  • Review total estimate of all projects to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation
  • Monitor comparison of historical costs to estimated costs
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings, bid strategy and representation meetings as required
  • Upon project completion, participate in debriefing with estimating, and production teams to discuss positive and negative aspects of the project
  • Delegate and/or monitor record keeping of bid results
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports
  • Lead and promote development of creative, innovative solutions to construction challenges
  • Research and promote more effective and efficient estimating methods
  • Chair JV meetings and hand over meetings
  • Understands best value approach to winning new work
  • Support published corporate policies
  • Perform additional assignments per management?s direction


  • Experience in California commercial construction
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 15years estimating & cost control related experience and/or training
  • Or 20 years related experience and/or training
  • Construction, design, finance and management experiencerequired
$170K - $225K