Commercial Construction Estimator in Columbia at GPAC

Date Posted: 11/17/2021

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Job Description

My client is a growing, progressive Commercial Construction Contractor, is looking to bring on a Commercial Construction Estimator


  • Utilizing Timberline Estimating software, Estimators will produce construction/renovation spreadsheets for multiple divisions to create accurate estimates used for submission to our clients.
  • Confirm site-specific information such as existing conditions, measurements, photo documentation, logistical planning, and other project-specific details.
  • Work closely with various vendors and suppliers to source products and materials.
  • Review, analyze, and qualify incoming vendor and subcontractor bid submissions for monetary and scope accuracy.
  • Create bid leveling spreadsheets for all vendors and subcontractors to ease in bid analysis and selection.
  • Coordinate pre-bid site meetings with vendors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and other appropriate project-related professionals to obtain and provide accurate project details related to both pricing and scope specifics.
  • Utilizing on-screen take-off, perform and confirm multiple measurements and quantity take-offs for project-specific needs.
  • Use Microsoft Projects scheduling software. It is a required component of the estimating process.
  • Traveling to and from project sites.
  • Utilize Share files, Dropbox, and various FTP sites, receive and log a client-initiated request for proposals (RFP's) and other pertinent project information for potential bid/estimating opportunities.
  • Utilize web-based GradeBeam software, communicate information to vendors, subcontractors, and material suppliers to obtain accurate pricing/estimates for input into a client bid submission.
  • Create transmittals for RFIs, product and material submittals, shop drawings and plan distribution.
  • Communicate effectively with vendors and subcontractors to accurately assess project scope and/or supply capabilities within the parameters of the pricing submitted and actual project requirements.
  • Work with internal team members such as project managers, coordinators, and superintendents to assist in information gathering for accurate bid submission.
  • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously and manage time to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Work independently and on a team with minimal supervision on assigned tasks.


  • Candidate must have thorough business knowledge of the construction industry as it relates to new build commercial and heavy-duty renovations.
  • The position requires full knowledge of CSI divisional cost codes, best building practices, and construction methodology.
  • Candidate must be highly skilled in reading, understanding, and accurately interpreting specifications and drawings.
  • Knowledge in MEP divisions specifically as well as ground-up concrete construction.
  • Conceptual budgeting and constructability analysis are equally vital to the position requirements.
  • Experience leveraging technology and effectively communicating to stay uniformly connected to all project members.
  • Self-motivated, strong work ethic and drive for success.
  • Effective presentation, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Must be a strategic thinker and multi-task-oriented individual with strong problem resolution capabilities as well as the ability to prioritize often changing and conflicting issues.
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in commercial estimating.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook) and other project related software.

This is a great team to work for- demonstrated by the average tenure of the employees measuring into decades as well as the local recognition of a top place to work in the market. This longstanding company is a place everyone wants to work.

Today is the day to make your move. This opportunity will not last- this could be the career move you have been waiting for- so do not delay!

If you are interested, call/text Rita Torres at 605-705-3248 for a CONFIDENTIAL conversation and pre-interview.

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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.