Estimator Position Available

Position: Estimator

Experience: 4+ Years

GW Liles Construction is seeking an Estimator. The positions primary duty is to plan, coordinate, and compile the projected construction costs for projects being considered by the company. These projects will be competitive bids or negotiable opportunities for public and private markets within North Carolina and the upstate counties of South Carolina. The estimator will oversee the entire bid or preconstruction process and if awarded the project they’ll assist the construction manager with contract execution and buyout.

The ideal candidate will apply their expert knowledge of construction costs to develop complete, accurate cost estimates that are consistent with company and department objectives and that achieve profitability based on company requirements.

As a senior-level team member, this individual will provide their expertise and leadership to encourage the development and growth of any assigned staff. This position will work extremely close with the Preconstruction, Construction, and Operations Managers. This position will report directly to the VP of Preconstruction.


This position is based in Concord, NC 28027.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all areas outlined for this position in a satisfactory manner.
  • Manage a diverse group of activities encompassing many people and disciplines.
  • Build, develop and grow business relationships vital to the success of a project; work collaboratively with outside parties/design teams to achieve client goals.
  • Review all project documents thoroughly to determine the scope of work and items required to compile a complete estimate, and to ensure the documents accurately reflect agreements made with the Client, Architect and Engineer.
  • Work with Construction Management to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and establish a project strategy.
  • Collaborate with Operations and Construction Management in the up-front setup of projects to ensure profitability and client satisfaction.
  • Identify and assess areas of profitability, construction risks, constructability issues, and value-engineering alternatives.
  • Conduct site visits to assess/analyze site conditions and to determine how subcontractor pricing may be affected.
  • Seek and identify new subcontractors and vendors to further enhance core subcontractor list; assist with prequalification of subcontractors to ensure compliance with both company and project expectations and requirements.
  • Create and manage bid lists that fit the scope and complexity of the project, ensuring the best methods, subcontractors and vendors are invited and adequate coverage for each trade is provided.
  • Effectively communicate project scope and requirements to subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors, review quotes for accuracy and scope.
  • Compile and calculate statistical data (estimates, take-offs, material pricing, subcontractor, and labor costs, etc.) required to provide job costs.
  • Prepare multiple budgets for all phases of preconstruction estimates (conceptual, schematic, design/development, final) and provide thorough reconciliation.
  • Write scopes of work for purposes of bidding and vendor subcontracts.
  • Write and compile project deliverables that include – proposal summaries, qualifications, clarifications, scope of work, owner/client bid forms, etc.
  • Understands and can execute the requirements for lump sum bidding public projects within the states of North and South Carolina.
  • Assist in managing various areas of the preconstruction department such as and not limited to tracking current cost trends, unit price database, subcontractor/vendor/supplier database, estimator tools, etc.


Job Qualifications

  • 8-10 years experience within the commercial construction industry with at least 5 years as Field Superintendent, Project Manager, or Estimator/Pre-Construction
  • Skilled at planning and coordinating multiple bids/projects with exacting deadlines.
  • Must be able to work on multiple sets of tasks simultaneously.
  • Must be able to understand and perform the processes and equations necessary to perform detailed material take-offs, estimate cost and execute projects.
  • Must have good analytical, observation and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to read and interpret construction drawings, specifications, and site plans.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of estimating/bid process, technology, and related software
    • Software utilized by GW Liles Construction Company:
      • Pipeline Suite (Bid Management/Solicitation Software)
      • Planswift (on screen take-off software)
      • Microsoft Excel (Estimating Spreadsheets)
      • Procore (Project Management/Bid Management)
      • Microsoft Office Programs
  • The ability to effectively communicate with customers, subcontractors, vendors, and employees.


  • Health Insurance
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Opportunity for Growth
  • Access to Continuing Education
  • Generous Vacation
  • Stay Close to Home


Liles Construction is an equal opportunity employer. 

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