Commercial Construction Estimator in Falls Church, VA at HITT

Date Posted: 3/21/2018

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Commercial Construction Estimator 

An Estimator must have strong commercial building knowledge and excellent verbal communication and management skills in order to prepare cost estimates for bidding purposes. Estimators are responsible for analyzing plans, specifications and other contract documents to prepare clear, concise scopes of work and detailed estimates as an active team member of HITT’s preconstruction team. HITT’s preconstruction team in providing quality services for commercial projects over $10M.


  • Obtain accurate and up to date pricing information from databases, subcontractors, suppliers, etc. to utilize in estimates
  • Review and finalize pricing to reflect current market conditions and specific project logistics, comparing historic benchmark cost information and comparing budgets to bids to highlight and explain variances
  • Work with an energetic team of construction professionals to interpret project documents and preparing clear, complete and competitive budgets, bids and value engineering
  • Manage subcontractor relationships in a challenging and fast paced environment
  • Illustrate the value of HITT’s Preconstruction Services to clients


  • High school diploma required, four-year degree from an accredited university within the construction, engineering, or business concentrations strongly preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience minimum in commercial construction, including experience with competitive bidding, detailed budgeting and quantity take-offs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to organize necessary resources; including people, tools and time to meet tight deadlines and achieve desired results
  • Working knowledge of current market conditions including pricing conventions and trends
  • Consistent attention to details with the ability to identify discrepancies
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and strong computer skills with a variety of software packages
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Must be self-motivated and punctual
  • Must demonstrate a strong ability to:
  • Communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally, with a strong focus on audience appropriate business writing and verbal skills
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and passion for construction and our industry
  • Gather data, interpret it into meaningful information, and relay that information through clear, concise communication strategies; ability to see how pieces and processes fit into and affect the bigger picture/business model
  • Organize and manage tasks and priorities
  • Demonstrate integrity consistently with The HITT Way and HITT’s core values
  • Seek continuous improvement of knowledge and abilities, internal focus on self-improvement
  • Adapt and exercise flexibility with the ever-changing world of technology, design, means and methods; “rolls with the punches” the construction world produces
  • Collaborate with people of various backgrounds and styles
  • Create and maintain relationships with colleagues, clients, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Exhibit respectfulness by being punctual, engaged/focused, and respectful of others

HITT Contracting Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


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