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Estimator II in Milwaukee, WI at Gilbane

Date Posted: 3/5/2018

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Job Description

At Gilbane we’re building more than buildings, we’re helping create schools, hospitals, laboratories and other facilities across the United States and throughout the world that will be helping people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like a member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Estimator II is responsible for generating all estimating deliverables required on projects having estimated costs ranging from $15 million - $50 million

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Estimator II typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Perform conceptual estimating on civil, architectural and structural portions of projects (total project volume: $15mm)
  • Produce quantitative surveys and accurate pricing for a project from its early inception through an acceptable working budget, GMP, or Lump Sum Price
  • Coordinate project documents for the GMP and Lump Sum Bid project delivery methods.
  • Lead detailed reviews of civil, architectural and structural subcontractor’s scope before award of project contracts.
  • Obtain and present unit pricing data
  • Responsible for outlining clarifications and qualifications within an estimate
  • Provide back up for estimates to be used during analysis and review
  • Secure and contact sources for cost estimates for all specialty items
  • Identify indirect costs and General Condition items within estimate
  • Possess and apply knowledge of unit prices and the material/labor component
  • Establish and maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure competitive pricing
  • Produce manpower estimates to coincide with construction estimate
  • Compile complete estimate/bid package breakdown based on input from others.
  • Establishes estimating protocols for specific types of documentation
  • Participate in document review process, and related reports to ensure that bid documents are coordinated and complete.



  • Bachelor in Engineering or other related field
  • 2+ years relevant experience
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience



  • Use of Sage/Timberline software, On Screen take-off, Assemble/Revit and site work software tools for take-offs
  • Familiar with market pricing and trends
  • Basic understanding of Conceptual estimating

Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Gilbane has an unwavering focus on safety, the environment and caring about everyone involved in our work.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.



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