Senior Estimator

Job Type:
Full Time
10 Years Experience

Job Description

We’re looking for only high performing talent with integrity; and a professional grade Construction Project Estimator that has a steely dedication. If you loath errors and are accountable to design complex projects, we urge you to take the next step in your career path to build a brighter future at Gunter Construction.

The Construction Project Estimator will be responsible for projects with significant construction risks; ensuring that the company reads the plans correctly, has the proper calculations, adheres to design specifications, and creates solutions to maximize financial strength and minimize cost overruns. The Estimator will work on a variety of projects from municipalities to private clients.

General Knowledge

  • Report directly to C.O.O.
  • Minimum of 10 yrs experience in dirt work, concrete work, civil construction / street rehab projects
  • Communicating with Project Administrator to give them information needed to send out invitations to bid
  • Strong math skills
  • Self-starter & ability to make decisions independently
  • Ability to multi-task without impacting attention to detail or quality of the final product
  • Proven record of successful projects
  • Familiarity with APWA, KCMO/MODOT/KOT standard specs
  • Extensive experience in Estimating software, Microsoft Outlook, Word, & Excel skills
  • Promotes the highest level of professionalism & ethics when dealing with clients, other contractors, suppliers, and vendors
  • Good leadership skills, Communication (oral and written), and inter-personal skills
  • Maintain and build strong relationships with new and existing clients
  • Ability to make decisions in the best interest of the company​


  • Prepare Project estimates in B2W or HCSS
  • Accurately set up each job in the bidding software
  • Correctly reading and interpreting blueprints and specifications and agenda’s
  • Prepare Takeoff quantities in Plan swift and Microsoft excel templates
  • Provide an overrun/underrun comparison for self-performed items of work
  • Be prepared for bid reviews
  • Compile Sub and Supplier quotes. Utilize the quote subsystem in estimating software for comparisons
  • Price project on bid date and submit bid closing summary to PA
  • Recommend final margin
  • Pricing should take advantage of overruns and underruns when possible
  • Establishing and setting priorities according to your workload
  • Estimate up to $10mil/project and can handle multiple projects averaging $750K
  • Producing timely and accurate estimates through use of our estimating software
  • Producing 3-4 complete estimates per week, with multiple in the pipeline
  • Providing timely and accurate material take offs
  • Become intimately familiar with plans & specifications for the Project
  • Develop a complete understanding for our bid, bid assumptions, budget, SCA’s & P.O.’s
  • Develop a good “big picture” understanding of the Project


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