Restoration Estimator – Concrete, Masonry, & Waterproofing

Washington DC Metro area

Posted on 08/09/2020

Position Details




Construction / Commercial Construction


Building Construction / Skilled Trades

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Some College

Reference ID:


Restoration Estimator – Concrete, Masonry, & Waterproofing

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 experienced Restoration Estimator for a Restoration Contractor in the Washington DC area. Successful candidates must have a minimum combination of 3+ years Concrete, Masonry, and Waterproofing estimating experience.  The preferred experience is a combination of estimating experience in all three focus areas.  Our client is a leader in the industry and has a very deep backlog of projects, they are stable, and growing

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Help support the Chief Estimator to win new projects
  • Respond to any change orders and communicate with chief estimator in a timely manner
  • Develop master budgets and cost models for all Construction Divisions / CSI Divisions
  • Provide hard bid & conceptual estimates of projects
  • Create general conditions estimates for entire project prior to bid date
  • Maintain the cost databases
  • 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 to detect potential overruns and problem areas


  • At least 3 years construction estimating experience
  • 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
  • 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

Preferred Behaviors

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity

Character Qualifications

  • Innovation – We create a culture of relentless improvement of solutions and processes to make every day better.
  • Integrity – We are open, honest, and committed to giving the straight story every time.
  • Service - We serve our clients, families, communities, and most importantly our people who are empowered and safe in making decisions and taking actions that dare to make us better.
  • Ownership - We take full, personal, individual responsibility for our actions and our work.


  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help
  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business


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.


If you have this type of experience, please apply to this position.  You can also contact me, John Kane, directly @ (724) 972-4753 to learn more about this opportunity.


John Kane
Highland Consulting Group
2000 Tower Way
Suite 2041
Greensburg, PA 15601


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