Estimator – Construction Management

Greater Cleveland Area

Posted on 02/13/2019

Position Details




Construction / Commercial Construction


Building Construction / Skilled Trades

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Associate's Degree

Reference ID:


Estimator – Construction Management

Highland Consulting Group is a nationwide recruiting firm that focuses on placing top construction talent within the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors.

We are recruiting an Estimator for a nation-wide Construction Management firm in the Cleveland, OH area. Successful candidates must have a minimum of 3 years estimating experience.  The preferred experience is a combination of commercial, institutional, government and industrial projects that include all the construction divisions. The position needs to be filled immediately.

The Estimator will create conceptual and hard bid estimates.  Projects range from the initial design to final drawings and range from $1M to $800M with the sweet spot in the $40M - $50M range.  Pre-Construction experience is preferred.

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Help support the business development team to win new projects
  • Actively participate in developing a bid strategy for each project
  • Develop master budgets and cost models for all Construction Divisions / CSI Divisions
  • Provide conceptual & hard bid estimates of projects
  • Create general conditions estimates for entire project prior to bid date
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of the cost databases
  • Assist in estimating change orders if required
  • Review drawings, specifications and all other construction documents. Make senior management aware of design-related problems, completeness of documents and other potential risks
  • Analyze cost data, unit prices, back-page costs and information that can be developed and used as a “rule of thumb” for all building systems to estimate costs
  • Work with, and as part of the estimating team to prepare preliminary estimates and studies during pre-construction to monitor design development cost trends in order to detect potential overruns and problem areas

Position Requirements:

  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to establish timelines and budgets
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Solid proven and verifiable record of career stability and estimating success is a must
  • Proficient computer skills including estimating and industry specific software
  • Must have the ability to create conceptual bids for Design / Build projects
  • Strong pre-construction skills, including estimating, quantity survey, value engineering and constructability reviews
  • Experience: 3 years experience as an Estimator for a Construction Management firm or General Contractor with projects larger than $5M  
  • Must have solid computer skills and experience on some of the major estimating software packages 
  • A four year degree is preferred. Candidates with construction management or general construction experience and a concentration in pre-construction estimating will be highly considered for this position


This company cares about and is committed to the well being of its employees and their families. This commitment is reflected in a comprehensive benefit package provided to all employees.  The company benefits include medical insurance, 401K savings plan, paid vacation & holidays and other benefits.


If you are interested in this opportunity, and you have the experience and meet the job qualifications, please apply using the “Apply” link below.  If you have questions about this opportunity, feel free to call me @ (724) 837-6336.

David O'Connor
Managing Director
Highland Consulting Group 
2000 Tower Way 
Suite 2041 
Greensburg, PA 15601 



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