• Nashville, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Effective on the first of the month following hire date! Including Paid Time Off, 11 Paid Holidays, 401K and a Wide Array of Insurance Options

This position is responsible for overall estimate completeness, accuracy and control of project budget.

Elmington is comprised of multiple locations and lines of business that are operated as their own living, breathing corporation. They have income and expenses, debt and a bottom line - all of which we will look to you to help optimize through your role. Along with this responsibility comes a very high level of expectations. We are asking you to be an integral part of a multi-million dollar company. At Elmington, you will be pushed to Forget The Ordinary & Think Like an Owner. Every day.

To be an effective Elmington teammate, you will need to:

  • Have a great attitude
  • Have high expectations
  • Think BEYOND the box
  • Work with passion
  • Have a tireless work ethic
  • Be confident
  • Be self-sufficient and self-motivated
  • Take pride in your work
  • Be a good listener
  • Offer a solution with every problem
  • Go above and beyond for everyone you support


  • Communication skills: Ability to read, analyze and write proposals, reports and correspondence
  • Presentation skills: Ability to sell and represent the company in the best possible light to clients and design teams
  • Work effectively with others as team member
  • Demonstrate effective leadership in coordination of group work efforts
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate drive and initiative in performance of duties
  • Meet deadlines and honor commitments made to others
  • Demonstrate ability to handle stressful situations and deal with adversity
  • Ability to handle heavy workload and multiple tasks concurrently
  • Demonstrate sound judgment in matters of discretion
  • Demonstrate effective negotiating skills / savviness


  • Prepare clear, properly formatted, conceptual and detailed take-offs for all CSI divisions (simple thru complex)
  • Perform job specific take-offs for live jobs
  • Prepare Cut-sheets and material lists for projects
  • Audit full estimates for contract alignment
  • Confirm estimate conforms with requirement of local municipalities
  • Confirm selections and specifications on each order
  • Confirm any allowance designation and validate assumptions made
  • Review final Contracts ( PO's and Work Orders) for accuracy
  • Provide input, coordination, and problem solving at all stages of design that relate to construction and pricing.
  • Review documents for completeness; verify that previously accepted cost management suggestions are incorporated; provide constructability and check-set review comments to design team to ensure quality.
  • Prepare & update subcontractor/vendor list as necessary
  • Identify, cultivate and attract new subcontractors and vendors; develop, maintain and enhance relationships; demonstrate knowledge of subs in various trades and regions.
  • Prepare and/or assist operations with preparation of subcontractor and self-performed bid packages for project, as required to coordinate work of various trades, maximize profit and reduce risk; obtain consensus with operations personnel on requirements
  • Prepare Bid Packages to Bidders - Communicate packaging, pricing breakdown, alternates, etc. to bidders
  • Issue bid invitations to subs / vendors - Ensure adequate bid coverage for each trade package (receipt of 3 bids minimum, 4 to 5 preferred); generate interest and get commitments on sub participation; obtain local participation to meet project needs
  • Perform / manage document distribution - Ensure complete inventory of documents; distribute plans, specifications and all other pertinent documents to subcontractors; ensure sub information needs are met
  • Lead pre-bid conferences and/or perform jobsite visits, as required.
  • Appropriately address questions to architects / engineers for clarification
  • Obtain and incorporate adequate costs in estimate to match contract terms and maximize profits (self-performed work, special conditions, labor burden, insurances, permits, bonds, taxes, licenses, contingency, fees, etc.); coordinate with Project Executive and/or Senior Project Manager
  • Fully analyze / scope subcontractor and vendor bids - Verify proper and complete scope; establish consistency between bids to allow evaluation of apparent low bidder; coordinate scope with other trade packages
  • Ensure that all work scope items from scope review are included in estimate and that cost trail from bids to Bid Scope Worksheets to estimate is clear and correct
  • Assemble complete Excel estimate based on review of project requirements
  • Input data into Estimating Software and modify pricing to suit project; assist in updating / maintaining Estimating Software database and other programs
  • Produce conceptual and programmatic estimates; review and analyze historical cost information to develop and/or adjust estimates.
  • Provide alternate systems evaluations between milestone estimates, if required
  • Evaluate labor pricing/production for specific projects and/or locations; demonstrate proficiency in material, labor, sub and equipment pricing for all trade disciplines.
  • Assemble general conditions estimates for review by manager
  • Prepare innovative, technically creative cost management reduction options to resolve budget issues and meet project budget
  • Coordinate preparation and assembly of complete, well formatted estimate presentation / report
  • Transfer / roll completed estimates to accounting / operations budgets
  • Organize and file data for historical cost purposes
  • Assist in the development and actively participate in achievement of long range strategies for estimating functions
  • Assist with preparation of RFP responses and sales presentations; attend pre-proposal meetings, as required
  • Strive to attain 100% Customer Satisfaction rating for assigned projects; develop, cultivate and expand Client relations


  • Minimum of 1-2 years experience in the construction field (estimating or project management)
  • 4 Year College Degree (Construction Engineering/Building Science/Construction Management Focus)
  • Proficient with blueprint reading, document interpretation for all design disciplines
  • Proficient with estimating techniques for CSI divisions 1 thru 14 (simple thru complex); proficiency with conceptual estimating techniques for CSI divisions 15 and 16
  • Demonstrate effective use of technology with estimating related computer software (Planswift, Excel, Word, Outlook, other MS Office products, etc.).


  • Frequently sit, stand and walk
  • Regularly required to talk or hear
  • Frequently required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls
  • Occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • Vision abilities to include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and the ability to adjust focus
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • Temperature in the workplace is typically moderate



The Elmington Experience

We're creating a different kind of company at Elmington. We promise we will never be ordinary, which we hope you can see by this job description. There will be many days you simply aren't comfortable. You will be pushed to accomplish more than you ever thought possible. You will be challenged by your team leader and your peers to achieve more and to find better ways. With that said, we know Elmington is not for everyone. BUT, if you believe in yourself, enjoy a challenge and appreciate working with exceptional people, then Elmington could very well be the last company you ever work for.

Are you ready to FTO? It's time to TLO!

The company will recruit, hire, train, promote, and compensate its employees based upon factors such as work quality, behavior, training, and experience. In compliance with local, state, and federal laws, we provide equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, protected age category, gender, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, military status, or physical or mental disability of any individual who is otherwise qualified.

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