Chief Estimator – Building Construction


Category: Estimating
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Title: Chief Estimator – Building Construction
Job ID: 13592
Job Status: Full Time Regular

Job Summary

You’re a Chief Estimator with 10+ years of experience working in multi-disciplinary commercial, multifamily, hospitality, gaming and/or institutional construction projects. You will supervise the estimating team’s activities of quantity take offs, cost analysis, sub-trade negotiations, competitive bid management and document control while utilizing current estimating software (OST). You will lead negotiation and contract execution involved in preparing hard bid, cost plus and design build estimates for projects.

Are you ready to assume a leadership role? Join the Ledcor Building team in Las Vegas, NV.


• Manages and provides input into estimating, costs, profitability, budget and risk management across multiple projects
• Provides clear direction and technical guidance to estimating team members and distributes workload to capitalize on individual and group strengths while ensuring balanced exposure to work experience and development opportunities
• Supervises the solicitation of trades regarding bid invitations, pricing, addenda, and tender/bid closings
• Supervises estimating staff’s quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate while ensuring the take-off is well notated for hand-over to the project team and includes safety and security requirements required by Ledcor policies and applicable legislation
• Analyzes plans, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare bid estimates for projects, performs complete estimates on selected projects consisting of project site visit, quantity take-off, pricing, and presentation of the estimate for management and client review
• Applies knowledge and skills through the handling of complex problems and shares expertise with the estimating team in an ongoing effort to develop, recommend revisions and implement procedures, standards, rules and regulations
• Evaluates and presents or supports the presentation of estimate proposals
• Prepares conceptual estimates by interpreting historical data
• Oversees and manages selection and maintenance of subcontractors within a database
• Provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on their estimating related requirements
• Researches and analyzes cost data for review and presentation to management
• Interfaces and communicates effectively (written and oral) with other estimating staff, all levels of management, clients and Industry contacts; contacts and develops business relationships with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing within estimates
• Explores future opportunities pursuant to the business plan, manages bids and leads the team in programing and pre-construction phases
• Prepares for and attends major trade pre-award meetings as required
• May perform other related duties as assigned


• 10+ years estimating experience preferably within commercial, multifamily, hospitality, gaming and/or institutional construction projects
• Completion of post-secondary education with a diploma or degree related to Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, Engineering or related education
• Stays current with development of estimating technology; strong computer background including experience with MS Office and Estimating software
• Acts as a facilitator and mentor, a team leader and technical contributor in extremely complex or interdependent projects; conducts performance management meetings for supporting or professional staff
• Ability to manage and coordinate multiple priorities, project deadlines and resources from multiple business units and locations
• Anticipates problems and challenges, proposes innovative solutions and ensures solutions are consistent with the organizations objectives and strategic positioning
• Creates and maintains formal networks with key decision makers internally and externally
• Explains and presents complex ideas while anticipating potential challenges, prepares case accordingly to influence others

Work Conditions

Ledcor Building offers full-service construction for commercial, residential, institutional, and light industrial projects, along with expertise in green building. Our depth of knowledge and expertise come from building hundreds of projects – of all sizes – across North America each year.

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!
Ledcor is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with disability, or any other legally protected status. All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

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Date Posted 5/18/2017 7:30:13 PM