Big-D has an opportunity for a Estimator to join our team of construction professionals in Salt Lake City, Utah.  This position will evaluate drawings and bid specifications to determine project requirements and estimate costs to achieve profitability goals for the company. The ideal person will have estimating experience for a general contractor in the Salt Lake City, UT market. 


  • Bachelor degree in construction management or engineering, or similar degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience as an Estimator for a commercial general contractor
  • Construction field experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the subcontractor network in the Salt Lake City area preferred


Critical Skills

  • Great customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, typing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Bluebeam
  • Proficient in Timberline and OnScreen Takeoff (OST)
  • Consistently produces accurate work and has excellent attention to detail
  • Good time management skills
  • Profit oriented
  • Clear written and verbal communication
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Industry knowledge and aware of current market conditions and subcontractor network


Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations:  (other duties may be assigned to meet business needs)

  • Defines work scope and select subcontractors in cooperation with Sr. Estimator
  • Develops important relationships with subcontractors and considers the relationship when making decisions
  • Proficient in quantity takeoffs
  • Proficient in organizing and assembling estimates in Timberline
  • Successful in hard bidding projects, organize scopes of work in bidday program
  • Becomes proficient in conceptual estimating in Timberline through the CM Process (Program, Schematic, DD, CD, etc)
  • Understands CPM Scheduling and can translate into construction budget.  Clearly communicates with Subcontractors scheduling expectations.
  • Understands means and methods of construction. Know the different labor productivity rates of these items.
  • Knows unit costs of different construction materials and labor
  • Knows overall SF cost of construction for different building types
  • Begin working with Sr. Estimator in design build projects (conceptual estimating, working with architects in design, manage budget)
  • Understands VE process and participate in working session
  • Call subcontractors and develops interest in projects
  • Understands turnover process and conveys project information comprehensively
  • Participates in forecast meetings and tracks budget vs. actual costs through construction
  • Learns financial risk management with subcontractor bids
  • Supports Big-D’s mission and values as well as all policies and procedures



  • Free Medical & Dental Insurance premiums
  • HSA (Health Savings Account) with employer contribution
  • 401k with Match
  • Long-Term & Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Supplemental Benefits
  • PTO & Paid Holidays 

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