Estimator/Project Manager

Cain Contracting, LLC - Baltimore, MD


Construction Estimator

Job Summary:

The Estimator (Construction) position is based in Baltimore, Maryland. Typical projects range between $1M and $5M supporting a wide range of sectors including Commercial, Life Sciences, Healthcare, Residential, Education and Industrial. The Estimator (Construction) will be responsible for RFP responses, conceptual budgeting, CM trade package bidding and lump sum bidding to be delivered under various construction delivery methods, and other duties include:

Job Description:

Updating and maintaining estimating software, support services, departmental reference materials, department data, and the Master Call Sheet & Master Estimate template

Reviewing bid documents submitted by clients, identifying specific requirements necessary for a complete bid, identifying missing information and formulating questions to generate missing information

Attending pre-bid meetings and site visits to prepare for bidding

Developing a detailed estimate template customized for each bid and performing take-offs and in-house pricing as required to assist with estimates

Developing budget and entering it into draft estimate

Maintaining a list of prequalified subcontractors, suppliers and vendors

Developing and maintaining a Call Sheet for each bid and developing a Bid Invitation to be used for direct solicitation of bids

Reviewing subcontractor bids and determining if the bid is subject to special exclusions or reservations.

Evaluating bids to ensure they cover the scope of work

Identifying and documenting qualifications and clarifications required for each bid

Awarding subcontracts

As needed, writing Scope of Work for subcontractors and overall estimate

Participating in transfer of data from the Estimating department to Accounting

Maintaining Plan Room bid board, documents and website bid board

Specific qualifications for the Estimator (Construction) role include:

Required Education/Experience:

B.S. Degree or higher in engineering, construction management or similar applicable discipline is preferred

5 years minimum of experience estimating for commercial and institutional construction projects between $2M - $30M

Experience handling multiple jobs / estimates at one time

Ability to write, modify and collaborate on specific scopes of work

Job Type: Full-time


  • Estimating: 5 years (Preferred)