Construction Project Estimator

Construction Project Estimator


Responsible for preconstruction and estimating services at the Schematic, Design Development and GMP phases of design.

Job Summary: 

Tandem Construction is now actively seeking to employ a Construction Project Estimator. This individual will support pre-construction and construction services on commercial construction projects in Southwest Florida. The Estimator will work with Company Principals, Sr. Estimator, Project Managers and Contract Administrators. The Estimator’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Solicit subcontractor and supplier quotes for concurrent projects

  • Develop rapport with subcontractors and suppliers

  • Communicate with subcontractors regarding scope of work and value engineering alternatives

  • Review bid documents and develop scope of work for each discipline

  • Create bid tabulation sheets for subcontractor bid comparison

  • Perform digital takeoffs using on-screen takeoff software

  • Qualify subcontractor and supplier proposals to ensure in accordance to plans and specifications

  • Assist in developing estimates from conceptual, schematic, design development and final bid construction documents

  • Collaborate with design team in regards to details and product specifications

  • Prepare qualifications to accompany each level of estimate

  • Review projects with Company Principals in regards to subcontractor selection and final estimate preparation

  • Prepare all exhibits to accompany Owner contract

  • Assist in developing internal project database

  • Assist in developing customized data for estimating software

  • Attend local industry related networking events

  • Assist in preparing bid packages for state and/or local government projects


An experienced construction professional who has recently served in the capacity of Project Engineer, Assistant Project Manager or Estimator for another construction firm. You should meet the following criteria to apply for this position:

  • 3+ Years of Experience in Commercial Construction Estimating in the fields of: Higher Education, Sports & Recreation, Government, Multi-Family, Commercial Office Construction, K-12 and Hotel

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or a related field

  • Understanding of Plans and Specifications

  • Communication, Multi-Tasking, Time Management and Organizational Skills

  • Detail oriented and ability to work to deadlines

  • Experience with Construction Management Software:

    • Estimating –MC2 or Equal

    • Scheduling-Primavera, Microsoft Project or Equal

    • Additional PM Tools (Finance and Accounting)

    • On Screen Computer Takeoffs

    • Invitation to Bid-Pipeline or Equal


Job Location: 
Sarasota, FL

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