Jan 13, 2022

Construction Estimator- Pittsburgh, PA

  • RES
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Full-Time Construction

Job Description


Are you interested in a career that truly makes an impact? Do you want your job to help make nature and communities better with each project you touch?


At RES, we believe that human progress and the restoration of nature’s resources can go hand in hand. Our belief made us what we are today - the nation’s leading ecological restoration company, with over 300 stream miles restored and conserved, 20,000,000 trees planted, and 15,000 acres of special-status species habitat established. We restore our land and waters with integrity and innovation, one community at a time. 


Do you want to be part of a team whose talent and dedication are unmatched in the industry? RES is currently accepting resumes for a Construction Estimator. The primary function of the Construction Estimator is to coordinate, complete, and submit all private and public sector bid opportunities.


The primary function of the Construction Estimator is to coordinate, complete, and submit all private and public sector bid opportunities. Other responsibilities include:

  • Attend site visits and pre bid meetings for further evaluation of the project.
  • Review and understand all project documents including plans, addenda, and specifications.
  • Estimate time, quantities, and costs for all project components with assistance from Project Managers and Technical Leads.
  • Perform quantity takeoffs for all civil components reflected in our bid proposal. Input takeoffs to spreadsheets or estimating software.
  • Use your knowledge and insight from experience in our scope of work to develop questions and comments for the engineer prior to submitting the bid.
  • Be able to incorporate the sequence of construction steps to build a project and analyze how the sequence relates to the estimate.
  • Provide well organized, detailed, and accurate estimates to RES management for review prior to submitting.
  • Assist the construction superintendents and project managers with review of cost-effective project execution on awarded projects, prior to hand off to the project manager. 


  • Previous Construction industry and Estimating experience preferred
  • BS in Engineering is preferred or construction (civil) estimating experience to compensate for same.
  • 4 years of experience in construction (2 of which must be estimating) are both preferred.
  • Organization and accuracy are required, as are strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Possession of strong communicative verbal and writing skills to interface with project engineers, owners, as well as estimating team and construction field superintendents / project managers at RES.
  • Strong computer skills required: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint), estimating software such as Bid2Win or Heavy Job preferred.
  • Established relationships with suppliers is a plus.
  • Familiarity with green infrastructure and flood resiliency projects is preferred.


Come join our team! #Veterans are encouraged to apply for this position.


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RES is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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