Gilbane Senior Estimator in Jacksonville, Florida

The Senior Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/BD staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications and will organize and supervise a team of estimators to perform pricing, and bidding of projects.

• Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications

• Coordinate and supervise a team of estimators to develop large, multi-disciplinary estimates.

• Determine labor and equipment costs

• Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks

• Understand project logistics and project schedule

• Prepare bid packages and compare and analyze competitive subcontract and supplier bids

• Review quotes and estimates with Project Team and prepare recommendations

• Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction

• Accurately develop cost models

• Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation

• Develop meaningful VE contributions to reduce price

• Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team

• Identify escalation factors in marketplace for specific materials and labor rates

• Responsible for sound conceptual pricing assumptions with sound documentation for the basis of the estimate

• Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates


• Bachelors in Engineering or Construction Management preferred

• 5-10 years relevant experience

• Federal experience helpful

• Or equivalent combination of education and experience


• Able to estimate all types of building projects, including residential high rise, healthcare, interiors and institutional

• Knowledge of suitable electrical contractors and suppliers for all types of projects

• Familiar with both union and merit shop electrical contractors preferred

• Knowledge of typical electrical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects preferred

• Able to take concept and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail

• Familiar with the use of On-Screen Take-off software program preferred

• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Estimating software (Isqft, Timberline, OST, etc.)

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Tracking Code: 2019-2632

Name: Gilbane Federal

External Company Name: Gilbane Building Company

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Street: 4190 Belfort Road