• Estimator-Specialty Construction

    Location US-MD-Bethesda
    Posted Date 6 days ago(5/21/2018 9:53 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Construction - Estimating
    Company : Name Linked
    Donohoe Construction Company
  • Overview

    Donohoe Construction Company, one of the most prominent General Contractors in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area is actively seeking a highly motivated Estimator to join our Specialty Construction team. 


    About Us: The Donohoe Companies, Inc. has been providing service to the Washington metropolitan area for over 100 years and has grown into one of Washington's largest and most successful commercial real estate and construction companies.


    Donohoe Construction Company (DCC), founded in 1955, is now one of the largest general contractors in the Washington area. This division has built over 1,000 projects across the spectrum of commercial, residential, institutional, and government buildings.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities


    The position is responsible for project types such as major building renovations, hotel renovations, technology work, and tenant build-outs. The typical project cost ranges between $100,000 to $6M, with an average of 1-2 bids per week.


    • Perform quantitative and trade specific scope analysis of construction documents and project program requirements; prepare a complete cost estimate
    • Prepare conceptual cost models, budgets, and feasibility models based on historic and current cost data and/or subcontractor input, as appropriate 
    • Analyze project program, design, costs, and subcontractor input and provide comparisons, cost savings, value engineering options, and other recommendations
    • Create pre-bid qualification packages and RFP responses
    • Develop and review subcontractor scopes of work based on the project program and desired outcome
    • Manage subcontractor pricing, including information dissemination, review of subcontractor's proposals, and coordination with the desired scope of work
    • Assist with current, as well as new business development
    • Other duties as assigned


    • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or equivalent degree and/or work experience
    • 3-8 years estimating experience in Construction
    • Must have a proven track record in performing lump sum bid and negotiated bid work
    • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Project, BlueBeam, and iSqFt
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
    • Ability to work well with a diverse group of individuals
    • Maintain a high sense of urgency and attention to detail
    • Possess a high degree of integrity and dedication to superior customer service





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