Chief Estimator


Diamond Peak Recruiting

Chief Estimator Concord CA

Are you ready to take ownership of a dynamic and growing estimating department? My client is looking for a Chief Estimator to join their team. Let’s break down the key responsibilities and qualifications for this position:

Job Description 

    • Establish and enforce estimating processes.
    • Lead and mentor the estimating team, ensuring a collaborative environment and managing individual performance.
    • Coordinate with other company departments to enhance efficiency.
    • Manage estimating functions, including project identification, staff scheduling, and contributing to winning strategies.
    • Implement value engineering strategies.
    • Own the company bid schedule, prioritizing resources.
    • Review cost elements of bids and negotiate with contractors and suppliers.
    • Collaborate with finance and heavy shop departments to establish accurate equipment and labor costs
    • Recruit, hire, train, and retain estimating staff.
    • Promote cross-training to build a versatile team.
    • Analyze bidding risks and devise competitive advantage strategies.
    • Evaluate major takeoff risks and implement solutions.
    • Mitigate risk based on contract language and operational requirements.

Estimating & Bidding:

      • Prepare complete bid packages for complex heavy civil projects.
      • Understand general expenses and finalize costs.
      • Analyze data for accurate project cost estimation.
      • Review drawings, specifications, and site conditions.
      • Ensure timely bid submissions and compliance.


    • Minimum 10-15 years of experience as a Construction Estimator or related field.
    • Proven ability to prepare accurate and competitive construction bids.
    • Strong understanding of heavy civil construction materials and methods.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, communication, and negotiation skills.
    • Proficiency in construction estimating software (e.g., HCSS Heavy Bid, Agtek, Blue Beam, P6, Office 365).
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Complete comprehension of relevant drawings and specifications.

What you get:

    • Salary Range $195,000-$240,000¬†
    • Health insurance and paid time off.
    • Professional development opportunities.
    • Company Vehicle, Gas Card etc.

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