Job Title

Estimator (Design-Build)

Position Summary

SSOE is looking for a Project Estimator that can provide accurate conceptual budgets and construction estimates, sometimes with limited or incomplete information, from quantity takeoffs, field investigations, and construction knowledge.

The ideal candidate would possess a good understanding of local and project cost factors to apply to a cost estimate. Ability to interface with engineers and contractors to gather and decipher needed information. Ability to analyze contractor bids and assist in bid reviews with contractors, and ability to effectively communicate expectations.

Position may require periodic field assignments and some travel. Long term travel should be less than 25%.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Construction estimating, quantity take-offs and unit pricing.
  • Conceptual budgets, detailed construction estimates, bid package scope reviews, cost verification of contractor bid packages, change orders and bulletins.
  • Estimating will focus on all aspects of facilities and process estimating (M,E and general trades).
  • Looking for someone with experience estimating and procuring for a self-performing General Contractor.
  • Planning Procurement and buy-out strategies, developing bid packages, assisting with bid review meetings, assembling contracts, and contract administration.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree / DIRECT / 8+
OSHA 10/30-hour Construction Certificate preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelors degree in construction management, engineering or architecture preferred with 5 years direct working experience in Scheduling, Estimating, Cost Control, and other Project Management related activities, OR 10 years direct working experience in this field in lieu of degree.
  • Certified Cost Engineer (CCE), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred.
  • Ability to interface with engineers and contractors to gather and decipher needed information.
  • Ability to use construction knowledge to fill information gaps and define appropriate scope and costs to include in a budget or estimate.
  • Ability to foresee factors that will affect labor costs or overall project costs and apply an appropriate allowance or mark-up.
  • Ability to analyze contractor bids and assist in bid reviews with contractors.
  • Familiarity with Sage Estimating and Aspen software a plus. General proficient use of MS Office Suite products with strength in Excel is required.
  • Demonstrates good organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Due to the travel associated with this role you will need a valid US driver’s license and ability to qualify for company auto insurance.

About SSOE Group

As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 6 years (BD+C), SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

  • SSOE was founded in 1948 and currently has more than 20 locations worldwide.
  • We are a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management.
  • SSOE offers program management services from design through construction, to commissioning and start-up, for seamless project delivery.
  • 9 out of 10 clients surveyed would recommend us to a colleague.
  • 95% of our fee has been returned to our clients in project savings over the last 5 years.
  • 150 of our clients have been with us for over 20 years.

Equal Opportunity and Disability Accessibility Statement

SSOE is an equal opportunity employer and provides fair and equal treatment to all individuals, employees, and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability, genetic information, military / veteran status, or any other protected group status under federal, state, or local law. SSOE complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and related laws. SSOE does not make employment decisions based upon any protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may email their request to for assistance. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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