Commercial Construction Estimator in Gaithersburg, MD at GPAC

Date Posted: 11/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


One of the best full-service General Contractors to work for is seeking an Estimator that is well versed in Commercial Construction. The right candidate for this position will also have a rare opportunity to transition into an executive role! The Estimator calculates preliminary job budgets and prepares formal job bids through interpreting blueprints, performing take-offs and estimating job costs. The Estimator interfaces with clients and their representatives to ensure that technical specifications and designs are feasible and consistent with industry standards.


  • Estimators are responsible for developing accurate and complete job estimates.
  • The Estimator identifies project labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, written specifications and related documents.
  • Conducts site visits and attends pre-bid meetings to understand the project scope.
  • Conducts review and take-off of blueprints.
  • Solicits bids from subcontractors.
  • Gathers subcontractor pricing and conducts scope review.
  • Evaluate subcontractor bids to bid documents and plans to ensure that the full scope of work was considered.
  • Calculates costs of subcontract labor, general conditions, and materials.
  • Collaborates with the client to help them achieve their project cost budget through consideration of plan details, alternate material/finishes and building methods.


  • Must possess a working knowledge of commercial construction documentation and pricing; able to read plans and specifications and translate them into estimates
  • BS/BA in Construction Management, Engineering or a related field preferred, and 3+ years of construction estimating experience
  • Experience estimating all divisions is strongly preferred
    • Needs full comprehension of drawings
    • Proficient with computers, tablets and smartphones, including typing skills
    • Willingness to work necessary hours to ensure all project estimating needs are being met
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with RFIs, Change orders, is highly preferred


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Full Medical, Dental, Long-Term Disability, IRA with company match, two-weeks vacation and five personal days within the first year, tuition reimbursement, certification assistance, gym membership reimbursement, Christmas parties, team-building activities (paintball, zipline, Main Event, Go-Cart racing)
  • Bonus opportunity

If you want to be part of a team that takes pride in workmanship, is family-focused, fun and provides an incredible opportunity for growth, apply now for the next step in your Estimator Career!

For more information on this opportunity, call David Burgess at 605-403-5099. Resumes may also be confidentially sent to

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.