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Project Estimator
MCN Build Washington, DC

Project Estimator

MCN Build
Washington, DC
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Who We Are:

Founded in 2007, MCN Build is a diverse, dynamic commercial construction management firm headquartered in Washington, DC. We specialize in developments that enhance the community; including transformational projects that promote economic sustainability, including education, recreation, healthcare, affordable housing, and institutional spaces. While building strong, continuous relationships with our clients and the community, we recognize that our success is rooted in the professional and personal fulfillment of our most valuable assets-our employees.

We are proud to have been named a Best Place to Work by the Washingtonian in 2015. Our biggest win is from our own employees who still today overwhelmingly choose to grow with MCN as evidenced by our 95% employee retention rate and average tenure of 4 1/2 years.

We truly invest in our own people by offering top notch, company-sponsored benefits found in firms twice our size to all 100+ MCN team members. Student loan repayment plans, 529 college savings plans, tuition reimbursement, flexible working arrangements, PMP/LEED/CCM/CQM certification preparation classes, industry conference networking, pups in the office, #WellnessWednesday yoga sessions, and free downloads of the Calm meditation app are just some of the benefits that empower every member of the MCN team to choose their own professional and personal journey to work-life balance.

In the last 7 years, we have doubled our size, added 2 new office locations in Baltimore & Prince Georges' County, celebrated 20+ employee promotions, and won two 2021 Engineering News Record (ENR) Best Project awards all while expanding our philanthropic efforts both here at home in the DMV as well as abroad in Ethiopia, Lebanon, and El Salvador. We are 50% millennials, 20% women, and 100% driven to build our community together.

Who We’re Looking For:

We are seeking a result-driven Project Estimator with experience in multifamily estimating to be an integral part of our preconstruction team. The ideal candidate will have formal training in a broad range of commercial construction estimating, and a minimum of 3 years of estimating experience for a commercial construction management company with solid MEP knowledge and proven success in renovations and new construction ranging in magnitude of $200,000 - $100 million – your assignment will be commensurate with experience. Experience with multifamily is a plus. Our highly motivated preconstruction team works collaboratively with project management teams to ensure that our clients get the most cost-effective solutions by providing accurate and timely costing, constructability and value engineering information starting at the conceptual phase and through buy-out and execution. This role is a blend of pre-constructions services, quantity takeoffs, pricing, and procurement.

Our new Estimator will work directly with the Senior Estimator, Director of Preconstruction, Executive Vice President of Construction, and Business Development teams to provide competitive, thorough project estimates and win proposals while partnering with the operations to complete an effective internal hand off to ensure project success. If you are motivated by working efficiently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with multiple project relationships and competing priorities, this may be the perfect fit for you. Now is the perfect time to join the MCN team!

What You’ll Do:

  • Support the Senior Estimator and Director of Preconstruction, proactively assisting with all aspects.

  • Assist with multiple projects from time of RFP to bid submission

  • Perform and provide complete, thorough, and accurate take-offs electronically

  • Understand unit pricing through various aspects of construction.

  • Seek alternative sources for subcontractors and labor to get the best possible pricing

  • Follow up with all invited subcontractors via phone and email to ensure deadlines are met.

  • Qualify sub bids with care to ensure scope of work required is covered within bid.

  • Input data into bid forms, create detailed qualifications, and assemble bid packages.

  • Maintain internal organization, adhering to tracking of RFPs and bids

  • Lead and perform as necessary administrative duties on projects

  • Build winning unit costs for all trades to assist in future bidding

  • Attend bid review meetings and show the bids from the subs in GMP scenario

  • Provide conceptual estimates and become well versed in historical square footage costs in our vertical markets

  • Work with accounting and project managers to estimate fees, overhead, and profit


MCN Build

Washington, DC
20007 USA



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