Construction Estimator/Purchaser

REDCOM, LLC is a Construction Management firm that is seeking a full time Senior Construction Estimator/Purchaser to join our team. The ideal candidate will have 7-10 years experience performing duties as a Senior Construction Estimator/Purchaser on commercial construction projects. The Senior Construction Estimator/Purchaser responsibilities will perform on-screen takeoffs, as well as manage the bid, negotiation, and award process for all vendors. They will be expected to meet with clients to conceptualize and revise designs, as well as make necessary changes to estimates until a final design and price are agreed upon and should feel comfortable speaking about construction to people at various levels. This person will also be responsible for procuring subcontractors and materials and expediting and scheduling deliveries of materials/services to jobsites.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to read architectural drawings, write scopes of work and level bids
  • Skills should be strong in writing, organizing/prioritizing, easy to work with, negotiation expertise, the capacity to be analytical and use critical thinking, have construction plan take-off skills and pay attention to details


  • Experience managing a team of estimators and/or purchasing employees
  • 7+ years of construction project estimation/buy-out experience
  • Highly versed in commercial construction standards and practices
  • Ability to multi-task several projects at any given time
  • Must understand construction economics for change-order evaluation
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited University in construction management, finance or other related field preferred
  • 5 years of purchasing and expediting experience in a commercial construction or retail environment
  • Responsible for all aspects of Estimating and purchasing process
  • Conduct thorough analysis of drawings and specifications, ensuring required information is provided
  • Perform detailed project cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quantity take-offs for select trades
  • Research selected products from a cost and constructability perspective
  • Solicit sub-contractor pricing and bids for different trades in preparation of cost estimate and manage the subcontractor RFP process
  • Qualify and level subcontractors proposals according to project specifications
  • Itemize trade specific scopes and prepare bid packages

Please send us your resume, including specifics about the sizes and types of projects you've worked on. Also include any other pertinent information regarding your construction and purchasing background. Email or call: Ellen at 908-233-4030 x255

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