Diamond Peak Recruiting

Estimator San Francisco CA

Job Description

Our client specializes in luxury estates, high-end retail / hospitality, and tower residences. Their experienced team takes great pride in every project we undertake. They are fueled by passion and thrive on the excitement and challenges of each endeavor.

Position Overview

Currently in search of a motivated and detail-oriented Estimator to join our dynamic team. In this role, the Estimator will hold a pivotal position in accurately assessing project costs, meticulously preparing sub-contractor proposal requests, preparing budgets and comprehensive estimates. The ideal candidate should have experience in managing and estimating Luxury Custom Residential projects and or Luxury Commercial projects ranging from $5 million to $50 million and should bring an “Adapt, Improvise, Overcome” attitude for success. Strong proficiency in reading, comprehending, and preparing construction plans and project scopes is essential. We are looking for someone with excellent analytical skills and exceptional communication abilities. If you are a driven professional with a keen eye for detail and a passion for delivering excellence in construction, we invite you to join our client’s team. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Bid Preparation
    • Reviews and thoroughly evaluates potential project requests for proposals.
  • Change Management
    • Evaluate change requests from clients, architects, and engineers to determine the impact on project costs, timelines, and resources. Provide accurate and timely cost estimates for proposed changes.
  • Materials Procurement
    • Collaborate with vendors and suppliers to source and procure construction materials at competitive prices. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market trends and material costs to ensure cost-effective purchasing.
  • Plan Reading & Scope Analysis
    • Interpret construction plans and specifications to understand project requirements and the scope of work. Identify potential discrepancies, challenges, and opportunities in plans.
  • Project Scheduling
    • Create detailed MS Project schedules to accurately estimate general conditions costs. Collaborate with PM’s and Superintendents to develop project sequencing and trade durations.
  • Cost Analysis
    • Conduct thorough cost analysis by factoring in labor, materials, equipment, overhead, and other relevant expenses. Ensure accuracy and consistency in estimating methods.
  • Communication
    • Collaborate effectively with project teams, clients, architects, and subcontractors to gather information, clarify project details, and communicate estimates and potential cost implications.
  • Documentation
    • Maintain organized and detailed records of estimates, bids, change orders, and material procurement. Ensure all documentation adheres to company standards and protocols.
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Proactively seek opportunities to enhance estimating processes, accuracy, and efficiency. Stay updated on industry best practices and emerging technologies related to construction estimating.


  • Estimating experience in luxury residential and or high-end retail / hospitality construction.
  • Bachelor’s degree or certification in a construction related academic discipline preferred, but not required.
  • Self-Starter with the ability to build new processes/procedures.
  • Advanced proficiency in reading and interpreting construction drawings and specifications.
  • Strong analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Advanced understanding of construction materials means and methods, market trends, and vendor relationships.
  • Advanced knowledge of computer software including but not limited to MS Excel, MS Project, Procore, Onscreen Takeoff & Bluebeam
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

What We Offer

Our client offers the following benefits and pays 100% of medical, dental and vision premiums for employees and 70% for the dependent for Kaiser HMO plan and a buy-up option for an Anthem PPO plan.

Life Insurance
401k with 4% matching after 6 months of employment
Paid Time Off of up to 80 hours within a year
10 or more Paid Holidays
Fun company events

Salary Range: $120,000-$200,000K based on experience and skill level.

Tagged as: Estimator