• Estimator - Los Angeles

    Job Location : Location
    US-CA-Los Angeles
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Estimator is responsible for all aspects of estimating including pre-construction, hard bids, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating. 


    If you are an innovative collaborator and proven performer who enjoys working on teams that deliver superior results, you may qualify for a rewarding career at Suffolk, a construction management firm that is sparking an industry revolution and has consistently been named a “best place to work”!


    • Leadership and Relationship Building.
    • Ensure that the estimating process runs smoothly and efficiently and client expectations are exceeded throughout the duration of the project(s).
    • Build relationships to understand client, designer and subcontractor needs and expectations.
    • Effectively facilitate collaboration amongst team members.
    • Effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
    • Manage Assistant Estimators.
    • Periodically participate in business development activities, presentations and interviews.
    • Lead the Estimating team including Assistant Estimators, MEP Estimators and Career Start team members on projects.
    • Act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).


    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field.
    • 1-10 years of experience in Estimating, or equivalent.
    • Computer skills.
    • Working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and Word processing programs.
    • Experience with estimating software such as Timberline, OST, MC2.
    • Able to work with speed and efficiency.
    • Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing.

    Necessary Attributes:

    • Actively participate as a team member.
    • Work effectively with all colleagues and constituents.
    • Possess and understand Suffolk’s core values, goals, and vision.
    • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring.

    • Detail oriented.
    • Time management skills.
    • Sense of urgency and ‘can do’ attitude.
    • Take ownership of projects/clients managing both up and down.
    • Able to work with minimal direction.
    • Problem solving skills.
    • Able to work with speed and efficiency.
    • Able to anticipate issues, reactions, etc.

    Working Conditions

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

    EEO Statement

    Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk


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