top of page

Senior Estimator

Hamilton, VA 20158, USA

Job Type

Full Time

SEG’s Senior Estimator is a corporate position whose responsibilities encompass the development of cost estimates for larger civil and building projects typically valued in the $5M to $15M range. The Senior Estimator reports to SEG’s Chief Estimator or President and their efforts are to lead and direct estimating opportunities and work with SEG’s various project teams to provide dedicated estimating subject matter expertise to develop cost estimates for building renovations and restorations, historical structural restorations, heavy civil and structural renovations and restorations. 

Scope of Senior Estimator Position

Manage all aspects of developing cost estimates and other pre-construction related services for civil and building projects with an approximate volume of $5 -$15 million.

Essential Functions of Senior Estimator Position

Very strong 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.

Senior Estimator Responsibilities

• Manage a staff of estimators to include distributing the estimating workload appropriately and mentoring, developing and assisting each team member as necessary;

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

• Develop high level scope summary sheets and accurate quantity take-offs;

• 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 scope of work, and prepare RFI’s;

• Evaluate projects for constructability and value-engineer cost savings;

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

• Develop and manage 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 project that we pursue;

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

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

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

• Understand and manage SEG’s risk as part of the proposal preparation process;

• Participate in negotiating final scope, price and other terms; 

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

• On occasion, 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 10-15 years of experience with a commercial and/or industrial general contractor or 20+ years of directly related experience with no degree;

• Demonstrated experience estimating and managing self-performed work activities and subcontracted work;

• A very strong 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 and manage detailed analysis;

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

• A minimum of 5 years of experience in government contracting is preferred;

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

• Professional credentials – member of American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) with CEP (Certified Estimating Professional) credential preferred.

Apply Here

How did you hear about us?
Years of Experience
Upload Resume
Upload Cover Letter

Thanks for applying! We’ll get back to you soon.

bottom of page