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Estimator - Reston
Turner Construction Reston, VA

Estimator - Reston

Turner Construction
Reston, VA
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info
Division:Washington DC Main
Project Location(s):Reston, VA 20190 USA
Minimum Years Experience:Travel Involved:Job Type:RegularJob Classification:ExperiencedEducation:Job Family:ConstructionCompensation:Salaried Exempt

If you picture yourself doing great things that make a difference in the lives of others, Turner is the place to be. Turner Construction is an industry leading commercial construction general contractor with a 120 year history spanning iconic projects around the globe, including 10 of the world's 100 tallest buildings.

Turner is committed to sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment where everyone feels connected, sees themselves represented at all levels of the company, and feels supported to reach their ultimate potential. Turner builds some of the most ambitious projects in the world. The technical expertise of our people makes us a recognized leader in many markets. Our projects are well known. Our people set us apart. We inspire greatness. Can you picture yourself at Turner? If so, apply and let's do great things together!

Position Description: Prepare detailed estimates for the project based on the construction drawings and specifications. Communicate bids and scopes of work.

Reports to: Lead Estimator, Senior Estimator, or Preconstruction Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*: In the areas assigned:

  • Prepare detailed estimate including completing quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate input, and studies for items incorporated in assigned scope.
  • Prepare and assemble bids and proposals for different contract types (e.g., Lump Sum, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), Cost Plus).
  • Lead document management for project, including receiving drawings and specifications, providing proper file structure and distribution to stakeholders.
  • Serve as liaison with Trade partners, Design team (architects, engineers, consultants) and client; and as point of contact for managing assigned trade partners and distributing information.
  • Support constructability reviews through communication with project team, designers, and trade partner market.
  • Develop value analysis study including defining more cost-efficient alternatives to proposed scope.
  • Gain full comprehension of factors required for comprehensive trade package scope including contract documents, site logistics, schedule, coordination, means and methods.
  • Prepare scope requisitions for assigned trades as required; coordinate with project team to identify and eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
  • Prepare comparison analysis to previous estimate for assigned scope.
  • Obtain and evaluate trade partner proposals relative to their scope of work, document and organize information into Bid Recording Sheet, and participate in Post Bid Review.
  • Manage action items from Post Bid and finalize trade partner scope and make recommendations to Project Lead for bid awards.
  • Supervise Assistant Estimators and Estimating Interns as assigned.
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.



  • Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 3 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Building construction, materials, systems, market conditions, trade practices knowledge
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule
  • Knowledge of estimating documents and ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of documents
  • Conceptual ability, able to work with minimum information and quickly develop understanding of owner/architect requirements
  • Project management of competing demands, and meet established deadlines
  • Familiar with operating procedures and methods of other departments - Procurement, Operations
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills and Microsoft Office suite of applications, and familiar with estimating software
  • Limited travel


    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, talk, and hear. The employee frequently views a computer monitor and frequently uses a computer keyboard. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is occasionally required to be mobile, and the employee occasionally travels both short and long distances via a variety of conveyances. The employee occasionally performs work on-site at construction work sites, office locations, and/or off-site venues. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting. The noise in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work at construction work sites where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is required to work in compliance with company safety policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

    *May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.

    Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer
    Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
    VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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