Construction Estimator – York PA

Division: Building Construction
Location: York, PA


We are seeking a motivated Construction Estimator for our growing Special Projects department of the Building Division. Based in Kinsley’s York, PA office, the Estimator prepares estimates for part of or all of a project, and must work as part of a team.

A successful candidate should possess an Engineering or Construction Management degree or background along with applicable field experience, strong computer skills, good communication skills and a willingness to learn.


  • Develop preliminary project schedules.
  • Review plans and specifications for completeness and prepare RFI’s for additional information required.
  • Prepare detailed estimates and update the current project estimate for changes or additions to the scope of the project for the project using the Timberline computer estimating systems.
  • Prepare takeoffs for all work including, but not limited to, concrete, steel, carpentry, doors, specialties and equipment installations.
  • Obtain competitive pricing from material suppliers and subcontractors as required.
  • Work with the project manager to purchase and order materials required for the project as may be required to facilitate project start-up.
  • Monitor cost on projects for variances to the estimate and for use in preparation of bids on future projects
  • Secure required bid bonds and coordinate insurance requirement.
  • Review contract requirements with in-house legal and subcontractors.
  • Coordinate the final scope of work, contract, manpower and schedule requirements with subcontractors prior to award of the subcontract.
  • Experience or comfort with construction and estimating software including Timberline/Sage, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, On-Screen Takeoff, Paydirt, and more.
  • Advanced comprehension of drawings and specifications.
  • Prior construction estimating experience preferred
  • Prior construction field experience preferred
  • 2-4-Year post-secondary degree preferred

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