Assistant Residential Construction Estimator – Norwood, MA 02062

This job position is part-time or full-time. See job duties described below:

Position: Junior Residential Estimator / Assistant Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze drawings and specifications.
  • Assemble estimates and proposals.
  • Complete quantity takeoffs as requested by estimating and PM.
  • Obtain and organize subcontractor’s quotations.
  • Draft budgets and schedules for projects for review.
  • Look at potential new projects.
  • Assist the Project Manager in all phases and aspects of the project.
  • Provide support to Field Staff.
  • Prepare and assist with pre-installation meetings.
  • Review Owner contract and become familiar with terms & conditions.
  • Work to obtain all necessary permits as requested by the PM.
  • Ability to review drawings and specifications to become completely familiar with the project and identify long lead times and critical path items
  • Complete sub evaluations/comparisons of bids, scope review, and complete buyout as requested by PM
  • Develop a project submittal log and obtain designer’s approval.
  • Manage said submittal log and ensure all submittals are processed promptly
  • Ensure contracts, insurance, and bonds are current and received before subcontractor performs any work on site. Follow up on collection of all non-received documents and escalate any issues to the PM.
  • Attend weekly project meetings as requested by PM and keep detailed meeting minutes for publishing to project team.
  • Draft, submit, and track all RFI’s and distribute to all teams members as appropriate.
  • Review project logs (RFI’s, Submittals, PCO’s) with Superintendent on a weekly basis or as needed.
  • Pursue and monitor submittals and track deliveries of materials.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • 1+ years’ experience with residential construction experience
  • HS Diploma required, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree (Mathematics, Accounting, Engineering, Construction technology or related field) a plus
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to read construction documents with attention to detail and focus
  • Possess strong computer and mathematical skills and perform accurate analysis within deadlines
  • Dependable, driven and possess a strong work ethic
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Clear and fluent knowledge of computers and experience working with spreadsheets
  • Ability to use takeoff programs.
  • Knowledge of PlanSwift a plus

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: $25.00 to $35.00 /hour


  • residential estimating: 1 year (Required)

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