Lead Estimator

Fairbanks, Alaska, United States
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5 + Years Experience
Posted: Nov 01, 2021

Company: Airswift
Skills: Cost Engineer, Estimating
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Rotational Contractor
Salary: Hourly, $50 to $60
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

Lead Estimator


Fairbanks, Alaska & Anchorage, Alaska

Rotational - 3 Weeks On, 1 Week Off. (2 Weeks in Fairbanks, 1 Week in Anchorage, 1 Week Off)

$50/HR to $60/HR


Responsible for the overall project estimate; works with clients, architects/engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers to plan cost factors for building projects. Analyzes construction documents, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for projects. Adheres to company policies and procedures.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Must have ability to manage and track multiple preconstruction projects at once. Manage the subcontractor pre-qualifications process and assure that awarded subcontractors have the proper experience and financial capabilities to perform on the project.
  • Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists.
  • Computes cost factors and prepares quality take-offs and estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work; preparing bids; selecting vendors or subcontractors; and determining cost effectiveness
  • Understands how to create proper bid packages and works with the design team on the information required in each package to assure complete bids and giving the field team the right information needed to start construction or maintain the project schedule
  • Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions
  • Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Interfaces with other individuals in the organization to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates
  • Organizes and manages a centralized cost estimating database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized.
  • Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated budget costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.
  • Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
  • Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.


  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

  • Knowledge/Experience with EJE, AutoCAD
  • Project Management software; Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Internet software and Tekla Structural Design software.


Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.