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Construction Estimator in Washington, DC at GPAC

Date Posted: 2/20/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Develop construction cost, schedule and logistic models by: setting priorities, collecting, analyzing and studying project related information. Effectively implement the overall estimating / preconstruction planning process with a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.

Responsibilities/Requirements include:

  • Responsible for conceptual, schematic, design development estimates, GMPs, and lump sum bidding.
  • Coordinate and direct the estimating, scheduling, and purchasing functions as they relate to the preconstruction phase of the project.
  • Develop and monitor the preconstruction budget for the project, with a focus on preconstruction recoveries, and provide financial updates monthly or as frequently as necessary.
  • Conduct preconstruction operation review meetings
  • Participate in meetings with the owner, architect, and engineer including being available to review all aspects of the project and its budget and provide advice and counsel as needed.
  • Ensure that appropriate quality assurance/quality control processes are established and planned into project models.
  • Review all drawings and specifications and bring any issues to the attention of the architect.
  • May have overall responsibility for Purchasing, Estimating and/or Logistics.
  • May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.


  • A Bachelor's degree in construction science, construction management required
  • Knowledge of estimating, construction costs, scheduling, purchasing, and engineering principles and techniques, various construction methods and installation procedures; along with a general understanding of the operation of various building systems.
  • Strong computer skills and a familiarity with Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Onscreen Takeoff programs are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly understand drawings and specifications, general contract and subcontract documents, materials, means and methods.
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to manage tight deadlines and the responsibility of accurately forecasting the budget for a project.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated, well organized and able to communicate effectively.
  • Must have valid NC Driver's license and no criminal record.

Please contact Darrin TeBeest directly at 605-978-5477 for more information on this or any other positions you may be interested in, or forward resume directly

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States over the past 24 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.