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Residential Estimator in Fairfax, VA at RealStreet

Date Posted: 10/20/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Fairfax, VA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

Job Description

Job Description

Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  We are the only firm in the country specializing entirely in construction staffing.  Founded and operated by building professionals, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies. 

We currently have a great assignment for an Estimator with one of our top clients.  As an Estimator, you will be assembling estimates and proposals for garden style apartments with a local Real Estate developer located in Fairfax, VA.

Job Responsibilities

The Estimator will be responsible for the leadership of on-site construction operations.  The Estimator will play an active role working closely with Architects, Engineers, Owners and Subcontractors on garden style apartment complexes located around the Washington, DC area, and shall:

  • Analyze drawings and specifications
  • Understand contractual terms and conditions
  • Assemble accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner for Stipulated Price, Design-Build and Construction Project Management formatted projects
  • Provide clear detailed quantity take-offs
  • Itemize trade “scope of work” and prepare bid packages
  • Organize sub-contractors quotations, negotiate to insure quotes meet contract documents and issue properly documented purchase orders
  • Manage RFP process
  • Complete Budgeting and Scheduling for projects and track same
  • Monitor progress, requisition change orders and identify any potential risks
  • Maintain relationships with sub-contractors and clients
  • Ensure site personnel are provided with proper documentation related to project
  • Work and deal with the concerns of field personnel
  • Provide and maintain unit pricing and database for material and labor costing
  • Formulate cost breakdown from estimates and for project progress

Job Requirements

Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Estimator role include:

  • 10+ years of experience working as an estimator for a general contractor
  • College degree in architecture, engineering or construction management program
  • Experience constructing garden style apartment buildings (1-3 story apartments)
  • Experience with MS Office Suite products with advanced skills in Excel; experience with takeoff software, CAD programs
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands
  • Demonstrated effective organizational and interpersonal skills


Our client offers one of the best benefit packages in the industry including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Profit Sharing / 401K
  • Personal Time Off Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer-paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance

Build a better construction career with RealStreet and apply now!