Full-service Atlanta based general contractor seeks a Preconstruction Manager/ Assistant Preconstruction Manager to assist with all aspects of estimating. The Estimator supports delivery of properly organized estimates, budgets and schedules, including managing the company’s risk. Our client portfolio includes higher education task orders, historic restorations, multi-family, senior living, municipal facilities, tenant build outs, and community amenities.

The Construction Estimator will be responsible for accurate quantity surveys, preparation of subcontractor and vendor work scopes, quote analysis, and estimating the cost of self-perform work. The Estimator will be a self-starter and work efficiently with some supervision. The Estimator must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to work as part of a team. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Aid in developing full-scope cost estimates based on proposal documentation on a variety of negotiated bids, hard bids, design-build and GMP projects for various public and private clients
  • Interpret and analyze project drawings and technical specifications, proposals and other documentation
  • Responsible for accurate, detailed quantity take-offs from project drawings and technical specifications
  • Assist in developing the initial project plan and project execution schedule
  • Responsible for the preparation and documentation of project estimate following estimating policy and procedures
  • Prepare detailed, comprehensive subcontractor and vendor work scopes
  • Solicit subcontractor and vendor quotations
  • Analyze and compare subcontractor and vendor quotations. Liaise with subcontractors and vendors for clarification of issues and scope
  • Present and promote work product and findings to senior and executive management
  • Perform research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services
  • Perform site visits on pursuits and ongoing projects, attend industry trade and outreach events
  • Assist project team with quantity takeoff, pricing and bidding of construction projects and various disciplines of the project
  • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors
  • Submits 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline
  • Enters all relevant information into database


  • Our ideal candidate will be supportive in a team environment; think “big picture” and take into account long term implications while constantly analyzing ways to improve performance and product
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Construction Management, Engineering or similar technical training/experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficient in Microsoft Office, Timberline and Planswift
  • Comfortable initiating phone conversations
  • Knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids, design-build and GMP processes
  • Experience dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work
  • Ability to read drawings, modification designs, technical documents and other engineering deliverables to accurately estimate the total cost of projects
  • Extreme attention to detail, highly analytical with the ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • Strong follow-up skills and ability to organize timelines
  • Strong technical and non-technical written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to accomplish multiple tasks within the agreed upon timeframes through effective prioritization of duties and functions in a fast paced environment
  • Strong track record of building and maintaining solid relationships with internal and external customers, subcontractors and vendors
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently to complete recurring tasks and respond to department requests and to collaborate with others to utilize their resources and knowledge to identify quality solutions.
  • Working knowledge of all crafts (ability to read and understand specifications and plans for all trades
  • US Citizenship (will be verified)
  • Drug Free (will be tested)
  • Pre-employment background check