Lead Estimator

Swinerton Inc. Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 2 months ago

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Job Description Summary:

Swinerton Builders, the ENR #1 General Contractor in California, is seeking Lead Estimators for its Orange County / Los Angeles Division for commercial and vertical construction (High-rise, Aviation, Higher Education, Commercial, and Civic) projects. We are seeking experienced estimators who thrive on challenges, seek promising opportunities and want to take a leadership position in those diverse markets.

Job Description:


  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications

  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing

  • Coordinate subcontract solicitations and jobwalks

  • Determine labor and construction equipment costs

  • Prepare conceptual estimates

  • Meet and maintain bidding and work schedules

  • Submit requisitions for purchase of materials

  • Compare competitive trade bids

  • Review preliminary quotes and pre-bid estimates with Project Manager Secure all bid documents (bid forms and quote letters)

  • Prepare subcontractor bid list and submit drawings to subcontractors

  • Participate in bid compilation on bid day

  • Assist jobsite staff with estimates after bid award

  • Perform post-bid buyouts (if applicable)

  • Maintain good relationship with suppliers and subcontractors

  • Supervise and train estimating staff (if applicable)

  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned


  • Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in the construction industry out of which 3 years project engineering experience is required

  • Ability to read and understand specifications and drawings

  • Ability to make accurate judgments and calculations

  • Working knowledge of construction costs and principles

  • Estimating experience (quantity takeoffs, purchasing accounting; engineering design knowledge and project management experience desirable)

  • Drafting and computer skills

  • Knowledge of Revit and 5D Estimating experience is desirable

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!

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