Estimator I

Atlanta, GA | Preconstruction | Full-time


Here at Batson-Cook, the first thing we build is the relationship. We specialize in general construction in all the top commercial markets including healthcare, commercial, wood frame and more. We’re looking for talented individuals to help us foster relationships with our clients while building projects that stand tall for generations. With competitive salaries and a robust benefits package, there is no better time to join us.

We are currently seeking an Estimator I in Atlanta, Ga. to join our family.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor's direction
  • Sets up budgets
  • Prepares estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work; prices work items
  • Reviews design options and recommends best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • Participates in presentations to clients (if required)
  • Reviews all pricing with the Chief Estimator
  • Uses historical unit price and productivity data
  • Participates in project hand-off meetings; attends meetings with supplies and subs as needed
  • Visits project sites to observe construction methods
  • Reviews proposal specifications, drawings and attends pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man hour fgures
  • Determines critical path schedule and sequence of work
  • Investigates site before bid, identifying waste area, borrow area and dump sites
  • Updates skills for software tools and technology utilized
  • Reviews terms and conditions of subcontractor and vendor quotes; serves as liaison with subcontractors and vendors during the bidding process
  • Provides technical support to personnel preparing estimates for assigned bids
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Investigates value engineering options
  • Maintains files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers
  • Ensures all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures
  • Communicate with (or to) individuals or groups verbally and/or in writing (e.g. customers, suppliers, employees). Maintain relationship to ensure needs are met and problems/conflicts are resolved.
  • Communicates and reinforces the Company vision, mission and values

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University and 0-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.