Estimator – Levels I, II, III

THE JOB DESCRIPTION:  The Estimator reports directly to the Vice-President Pre-Construction Services or the Operations ManagerThe position is responsible for developing the complete system estimate, ensuring all estimating and job-specific processes and procedures are followed. The estimator prepares and reviews all portions of multi-discipline project documents for complex construction work as well as a variety of other projects as assigned. The position supports all estimating needs including managing the estimate process from start to finish.

WHAT YOU DO:   The duties and primary responsibilities below are intended to describe the general content and requirements of this job and are not intended to be an exhaustive statement of duties.

  • Prepare project estimates in accordance with the scope of work, developing quantity take-offs, determining manpower, equipment, materials, and subcontractor requirements
  • Obtain quotes from material suppliers, equipment vendors, and subcontractors
  • Develop and apply labor factors based on site conditions, work activity types, and historical performance data
  • Clarify any questions or conflicts that affect the estimate
  • Obtain, review, and input (using software platform) estimating information from contracts, finance, and other resource supports
  • Establish early communications with General contractor/Client
  • Follow documented processes and procedures related to estimating take-off, file storage, proposal writing, ect. Work with entire team to continually develop process improvements
  • Work with Project Managers to review project construction including the development of preliminary plans and equipment selection
  • Communicate with the Operations Team during the bid cycle to validate execution strategy and develop indirect cost models on a project-by-project basis
  • Partner with Project Managers to Identify, analyze and mitigate potential project risks and contingencies
  • Prepare cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis, cost/quantity comparisons, and work to meet the specific needs of the project
  • Conduct bid review meeting with Vice-President of Pre-Construction Services and/or Operations Manager to finalize estimate, markup, and strategies
  • Prepare pricing sheets, bid forms, and other proposal documents for in-house review and submittal
  • Attend bid meetings
  • Attend project kick-off meetings with Project Manager, General Contractor and/or Construction Foreman to communicate the approach and methods used in the estimate
  • Assist with choice and maintenance of estimating databases
  • Manage time to meet objectives; forecasts and plans resource requirements as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience and education (trade school certification, etc.) and construction estimating
  • Ability to productively work either independently or in a collaborative environment
  • Working knowledge of electrical/mechanical installation, estimating techniques, and cost control
  • Ability to interpret computerized cost data and system information
  • Ability to perform detailed work and successfully meet deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills and ability to maintain relations with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Problem-solving mindset, organizational abilities, and logical thinking skills
  • Team-oriented outlook, keeping the organizational needs at the forefront.
  • Familiarity with computer software and databases (e.g., estimating systems), Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and technical drawings
  • Flexibility and willingness to accept changes in priorities as necessary

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:  Martell Services Group is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued but prioritized. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and committed to creating a welcoming and diverse environment. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Martell Services Group makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and organizational needs.