Junior Estimator - General Contractor

Eric F. Anderson, inc. - San Leandro, CA

Full-time | Internship

Junior Estimator for General Contractor

Are you interested in construction but not sure where to start? We have a position for you!

We are Eric F. Anderson, Inc. and we have been building in the Bay Area for 75 years. Our projects include grocery stores, breweries, sports facilities, restaurants, coffee shops and more! We are actively seeking a new member of our estimating team.

This candidate would be assisting the Lead Estimator in the performance of the following tasks:

  • Review client RFP’s and download bid documents
  • Set up invitation to bid on web-based bidding software, Building Connected
  • Review plans and specifications to generate a list of subcontractor trades required
  • Select subcontractors and vendors for invitation to bid
  • Perform take-off of quantities of selected materials using Plan Swift software
  • Set up estimate sheet using templates on Excel spreadsheet
  • Attend pre-bid job walks and take notes per Client and Architect
  • Conduct separate pre-bid walk with subcontractors
  • Collect information and photos for job conditions during job walk
  • Set up General Conditions costs on estimating sheet
  • Consult with General Superintendent to develop project duration and/or schedule
  • Update current bid set of plans and specifications during bidding due to Addendums and other changes
  • Follow up subcontractor and vendors on status of their commitment to bid
  • Collect bid Requests for Information (RFI’s) from subcontractors and submit them to Architect for clarification
  • Collect subcontractor bid proposals and identify gaps in coverage
  • Qualify subcontractor proposals for inclusions and exclusions and follow up to clarify as needed
  • Prepare draft proposals for clients per RFP instruction
  • Complete bid forms and breakdown for Client
  • Develop unit pricing database
  • Update and maintain Subcontractor Directory


  • Excellent phone and computer skills are required
  • 3-5 years minimum experience working in construction or currently enrolled in construction field of study

If you are interested, please apply!

Job Types: Full-time, Internship

Salary: $50,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • relevant: 3 years (Preferred)