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Senior Concrete Estimator

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Job Description

Our client is an established structural concrete subcontractor based in Southern California, specializing in commercial multifamily new construction projects. We are currently expanding into residential single-family residences, as well as Retail/TI scopes. With a legacy spanning over three generations, Meier prides itself on delivering exceptional quality and value to our clients. As we aim to formalize and grow our company, and enhance our services, we are looking for a motivated and experienced Estimator to join our team and drive our growth initiatives.

Role Summary:

We are actively seeking a highly experienced Senior Concrete Estimator to join our team, focusing primarily on commercial projects with some involvement in residential and retail/TI spaces. This role demands precision in estimating costs for materials, labor, and equipment, understanding of subcontractor pricing and scopes, and requires a deep understanding of commercial, residential and retail construction. The ideal candidate will be integral in project planning discussions, providing expert input on project durations and sequencing to ensure detailed, accurate, and competitive project estimates. They will be an integral part of the process creation and implementation team as it relates to Estimating.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Precision Estimating:
  • Conduct detailed cost analyses and estimates for all aspects of concrete construction projects, including materials like form lumber, miscellaneous materials, deck formwork and concrete yardage, as well as labor and equipment.
  • Calculate the minutiae, from the number of nails needed to the volumes of concrete, ensuring nothing is overlooked and accurate quantities of each provided.
  • The ability to provide a detailed estimate of all facets of concrete construction, including concrete, masonry, reinforcing and shotcrete, for the purposes of either self-performing or auditing the pricing from subcontractors.
  • Meier is established as a commercial multi-family concrete specialty subcontractor and is looking to add presence in the residential and retail sectors. Having the ability to estimate concrete in multiple sectors is required.
  • The ability to create estimates and budget workbooks from scratch and create processes for other members of the team to replicate as we grow.
  1. Project Collaboration:
  • Work collaboratively with project managers to define project timelines, phases, and resource requirements.
  • Serve as a peer in project discussions, offering valuable insights and strategic input to enhance project planning and execution.
  • Deeply involved with project hand-off from Pre-Construction to Construction.
  1. Software Proficiency:
  • Utilize advanced Excel skills to create functions and macros tailored to project estimation.
  • Assist in the management and creation of estimating templates for future use and growth.
  • Adapt and master new estimating software as needed, maintaining high proficiency across varying platforms. Meier is looking at various software including ProEst, On-Screen Takeoff, Procore Estimating, and is open to investing in software based on this role’s feedback.
  1. Budget Management:
  • Provide precise cost takeoffs to enable effective budget management and tracking by field superintendents.
  • Providing the Project Management team with a “handoff” document with precise durations and quantities of materials for ease of building and tracking budget/vs actual, will be an essential aspect of this role and the estimate workbooks that are created.
  • Regularly compare projected costs to actual expenditures, identifying variances and areas for financial optimization. Adapting estimates and budget values based on actual results.
  1. Continuous Improvement:
  • Engage in ongoing analysis and feedback cycles with project teams to refine estimating practices and enhance accuracy.
  • Innovate and suggest improvements in estimation processes and techniques, striving for efficiency and competitiveness in bid submissions.
  1. Team Collaboration and Communication:
  • Maintain open lines of communication with all team members, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and a commitment to timely project completion, while supporting the company’s vision for growth.
  1. Scheduling
  • Estimators will be required to create baseline project schedules, which will be resource loaded by project managers upon award.
  • It is important for estimators to understand scheduling, to be able to determine timeline for equipment and other general conditions/requirements, as well as labor.

The schedule for this role is 7 AM to 3:30 PM Pacific Standard Time Zone.

Why Join Us?

  • Impact: Play a pivotal role in the growth, process creation/implementation and expansion of a respected family-owned business in the construction industry.
  • Culture: Join a team that values transparency, honesty, honor, teamwork, and a data-driven approach to decision-making.
  • Growth: Opportunities for personal and professional development in a company poised for significant growth. As we grow into multiple markets, and push for expansion and growth, opportunities to add and lead estimating team members will become available.


  • Educational Background: Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience: Minimum of 10 years of experience as an estimator in commercial construction, specifically with expertise in structural concrete, masonry, reinforcing and shotcrete. Commercial experience is required, with additional experience in residential and retail highly preferred as we look to expand into those markets.
  • Industry Knowledge: Strong understanding of the construction industry, specifically related to structural concrete projects in the commercial and residential space. In-depth knowledge of construction materials, labor, and equipment requirements.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to collaborate with project management and business development team members.
  • Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and mathematical skills. In-depth knowledge of construction materials, labor, and equipment requirements; understanding lap lengths, construction details for reinforcing, plan schedules for foundation, beam, slab, concrete, masonry and reinforcing call outs, etcetera. Incredibly detail orientated, with an innate desire to be as accurate as possible while still adhering to bid deadlines and growth objectives.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple project estimates and priorities simultaneously. Organization with data, file/folder placement, WBS and other aspects of presenting and storing information is important.
  • Technical Proficiency: In-depth knowledge of construction materials, labor, and equipment requirements. Understanding of estimating theory,
  • Competitive, Team-centric and Winning Attitude: We’re looking for team members that ultimately want to be a part of a team, to collaborate and win together. Someone who continuously wants to improve, wants the team to win, wants to provide an excellent product to see the company grow and change through growth.
  • Currently living in Latin America
  • English and Spanish communication skills


  • Work remotely Monday - Friday, 40 hours a week (no weekends)
  • Vacation: 10 business days a year
  • Holidays: 5 National Holidays a year
  • Company Holidays: 5 Company Holidays a year (Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Zipdev Day)
  • Parental Leave
  • Health Care Reimbursement
  • Active Lifestyle Reimbursement
  • Quarterly Home Office Reimbursement
  • Payroll Deduction Purchase Plans
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Continuous Learning Bonus
  • Access to Training and Professional Development Platforms
  • Did we mention it's REMOTE?!!

Advice from our career coach

A successful applicant for this Senior Concrete Estimator role should have a solid educational background in Civil Engineering or Construction Management, along with at least 10 years of experience in commercial construction, specifically in structural concrete. Strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills are crucial for this position, as well as a technical proficiency in construction materials, labor, and equipment requirements.

  • Highlight your experience and expertise in commercial construction, especially in structural concrete, masonry, reinforcing, and shotcrete.
  • Showcase your analytical and mathematical skills, emphasizing your attention to detail and accuracy in estimating costs.
  • Demonstrate your ability to collaborate effectively with project managers and other team members through strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Emphasize your proficiency in software such as Excel and any estimating software mentioned in the job description, displaying your adaptability to new technologies.
  • Illustrate your experience in multi-sector estimating, including commercial, residential, and retail spaces, to align with the company's expansion goals.

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