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posted on Nov 10

C1S Group, Inc. is looking for an Estimator to join our Preconstruction Team. You will be responsible for preparing sections of schematic, design development, and construction document estimates, including soliciting and evaluating trade partner bids, scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys, reviewing project plans and specifications for all CSI (Construction Specific Institute) MasterFormat categories of work.


  • Performs accurate, thorough, and timely quantity takeoffs using company format, detail, and coding for all CSI categories at all phases of drawing development (schematic, design development, construction documents).

  • Reviews and understands project plans and specifications for all CSI categories of work.

  • Solicits and evaluates trade partner bids.

  • Develop accurate and concise clarifications and assumptions with the project management team’s assistance.

  • Obtain clarification on plans and specifications from architects and engineers when necessary.

  • Solicit and analyzes trade partner and vendor pricing input when required.

  • Attend project site pre-bid meetings, site tours, and post-bid interviews as required.

  • Develop unit costs accurately.

  • Develop and analyzes value management analysis options.

  • Perform technical/plan review when required.

  • Consider and understand problems and identify appropriate solutions.

  • Develop knowledge in building designs, systems, and construction materials through available resources.

  • Accurately assess and plan takeoff workload.

  • Become proficient in all computer software programs used in preconstruction with particular emphasis on estimating software (On-Screen Takeoff, Procore, and Building Connected).

  • Constantly strive to improve individual capabilities and performance and expand knowledge of construction technologies and techniques.


  • 5+ years of experience in commercial construction estimating.

  • Knowledgeable in some or all of the following: civil/site construction, foundation and structural systems, miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, interior finishes, exterior building wall systems, mechanical and electrical systems, and the costs of these systems.

  • Possess good organizational and time management skills; excellent verbal and written communication.

  • Resourceful and diligent in seeking solutions to problems and adapting to new situations.

  • Proficient user of Excel, Bluebeam, Word, and Outlook.

  • Design-build project estimation experience preferred.


  • We are SAFE:  Proactive, Intentional, Uncompromising commitment to safety

  • We are REAL:  Honest, Trustworthy, Genuine, Serve with Integrity and Humility

  • We are SELF-PROPELLED: Driven, Determined, Passionate, Never Satisfied

  • We MAKE IT HAPPEN: Resourceful, Flexible, Finish What You Start

  • We WALK OUR TALK: Dependable, Committed, Steady, Do What We Say We’ll Do

  • We WORK HARD & PLAY HARD: Have Fun, Enjoy Life, Laugh Often, Strive for Balance

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