Experienced Construction Project Estimator

About Us

Midstate Construction has been a top Northern California general contractor for the last 80 years. We pride ourselves on building quality relationships and maintaining them through cost effective, quality construction. We were most recently voted one of the North Bay’s best companies to work for and are proud of the accomplishments of each team member for their loyalty, innovation and dedication. At Midstate Construction, quality relationships are built from hard work, trust and accountability.


The successful candidate will become an integral member of the estimating team by pricing projects thoroughly and accurately within stringent time requirements. The candidate will consistently work to establish and grow relationships with the Project Management department, fellow estimators, subcontractors, and company clients in order to grow and maintain successful business operations. The candidate will become a key player in adapting to changing economies and will become an asset in assisting management to achieve future growth goals.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Prepare comprehensive and accurate construction project estimates for the complete construction of new commercial and residential construction projects.

  • Analyze contract drawings to provide take off calculations and develop estimates.

  • Prepare estimates for the entire project scope of work, including but not limited to site development, concrete, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and prepare estimates as required to price the work of all trades contributing to future project completion.

  • Prepare hard bid, negotiated, design/build, and public works project estimates.

  • Utilize Project Managers and Superintendents to ensure the estimate is completed within realistic field and administrative capabilities.

  • Read, understand, identify, and price information contained in the contract drawings, contract specifications, and related contract documents.

  • Solicit subcontractors and answer questions, RFI’s, and act as the liaison between subcontractors and the architect to ensure the scope of work is clear and priced correctly.

  • Prepare general conditions information based on historic data and forecasting of project requirements.

  • Research subcontractors, suppliers, and new or improved construction materials to ensure estimates are prepared with the most competitive products and pricing available in the marketplace.

  • Prepare the Job Book for projects awarded, detailing estimated amount per item of work.

  • Write subcontract exhibits and purchase orders to identify the contractual work responsibility of each company to be awarded a contract.

  • Provide the Project Management department with complete subcontracts, including the prior negotiation of terms and conditions as required to ensure contracts are agreeable to all involved parties.

  • Establish preliminary budget estimates for clients and/or architects during design development of the project documents.

  • Perform all tasks and provide all support as required by the Chief Estimator.

Education, Training, Skills, and Experience Requirements

  • Strong reading, writing, and personal communication skills.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to read and understand construction drawings, specifications, and related construction documents.

  • Microsoft Office Suite experience (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

  • Experience in the commercial construction industry.

  • Familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

  • Performs a variety of complicated tasks.

  • Must have 5 years experience.

Other Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. citizen and possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must be able to work individually and in a team environment.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful and demanding office environment.

Compensation & Benefits