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Hamilton, VA 20158, USA

Job Type

Full Time

SEG’s Assistant Estimator is a corporate position whose responsibilities encompass the development of cost estimates for small to medium size civil and building projects typically valued in the $500K to $3M range. The Assistant Estimator reports to SEG’s Chief or Senior Estimator and their efforts are to support and manage the estimating opportunities and work with SEG’s various project teams to provide estimating expertise to develop cost estimates for building renovations and restorations, historical structural restorations, civil and structural renovations and restorations.

Scope of Estimator Position

Manage and/or support all aspects of developing cost estimates and other pre-construction related services for civil and building projects with an approximate volume of $500,000 -$3 million.

Essential Functions of Estimator Position

Basic working knowledge of civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and/or electrical discipline and the capacity to understand unique project requirements. Strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively use a variety of estimating, scheduling and reporting software tools. The ability to effectively communicate with management, subcontractors, customers and peer groups. Ability to travel to different jobsites within a designated geographical area.

Estimator Responsibilities

• Support the creation of detailed cost estimates in CSI division format and arranged to follow the pricing format required by the project;

• Assist in the development of high level scope summary sheets and accurate quantity take-offs;

• Support and facilitate outreach to subcontractor and supply community directly and indirectly by delegating outsourcing responsibility to others;

• Visit project work sites, participate in pre-proposal meetings, clarify scopes of work, and prepare RFI’s;

• Support the effort to evaluate projects for constructability and value-engineer cost savings;

• Work closely with SEG project operations personnel and other stakeholders to assist in the development of strategy, competitive differentiation and an overall understanding of the project;

• Participate in and support the pre-proposal RFI process and list of clarifications and exceptions to SEG’s offer;

• Participate in subcontractor outreach activities to understand and nurture SEG’s relationship with our supply chain;

• Understand and seek out specialty subcontractors and suppliers that fulfill the unique requirements of the projects that we pursue;

• Support and/or manage the development of a preliminary bid schedule;

• Understand Division 01 requirements and support the development the General Conditions for the project;

• Develop and/or support self-performed estimates for the trades that we choose to self-perform;

• Work closely with subcontractors, suppliers and other stakeholders through the bid process to understand and capture the complete scope of each trade in the scope summary sheets and the estimate at large;

• Manage/support bid receipt of subcontractor and supplier pricing to develop SEG’s final selling price and offer;

• Be aware of SEG’s risk as part of the proposal preparation process;

• Support efforts in negotiating final scope, price and other terms;

• Participate in summarizing the estimate into the accounting budget and turn over the project to operations via a deliberate process;

• Participate in the process to negotiate subcontracts and purchase orders to assure that all project goals are being addressed;

• Track opportunities on multiple government posting sites such as and/or FedBizOpps (

Minimum Qualifications

• B.S. degree in engineering or construction management with a minimum of 2-5 years of experience with a commercial and/or industrial general contractor or 7+ years of directly related experience with no degree;

• Some experience estimating self-performed work activities and subcontracted work;

• A basic working knowledge of construction means and methods associated with the renovation of commercial and institutional buildings and site work related thereto;

• Extremely detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to organize, support and/or manage detailed analysis;

• High level of proficiency with spreadsheets and construction estimating software such as ProEst;

• A minimum of 1-2 years of experience in government contracting is preferred;

• Current safety credentials should include OSHA 30, First Aid and CPR;

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