Senior Estimator

Job Locations US-NJ-Camden
Michaels Const. - NJ


Our business is real estate, but our organization is so much more than bricks and mortar, beautiful buildings and well-managed properties. Our business is about people who need a place to call home and the people of Michaels who make it all happen. 


The Senior Estimator will be assigned to specific projects and work as a team leader supporting all aspects of the estimating and pre-construction process. The Senior Estimator will be responsible for preparing accurate detailed costs estimates for multi-family construction projects (new and renovations). This position will also be involved in the planning and the development of the design documents through plan review and coordination with our in-house Developers and Architecture team.


  • Prepare detailed estimates in all phases of a project (conceptual, design development and final bidding).
  • Review progress drawing and offer design suggestions to maintain budget and cost management throughout the entire design process.
  • Prepare Value Engineering (VE) to maintain budget.
  • Manage and train estimators/junior estimators assigned to your projects.
  • Meet project compliance goals when preparing final estimate.
  • Review, vet and level all subcontractor proposals
  • Prepare Construction Contract Exhibits.
  • Prepare bid packages along with detailed scopes of work for all trades.
  • Handle subcontractor negotiation on awards.
  • Ability to establish good relationships with subcontractors in the various regions of the country in which we Michaels Construction operates.


Required Experience: 

  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Bluebeam, etc.)

Required Education/Training: 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or an equivalent degree.
  • 10-15 years’ experience as an estimator or in the construction industry.

Required Skills and Abilities: 


  • Hardworking team player, Computer competent, blue print reading, good communication skills, and good time management with the ability to multi-task.
  • Extensive knowledge of the latest industry practices and standards.

Working Conditions: 


  • Occasional overtime & should have the ability for light travel and site visits.


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