Cost Estimator

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States | Project Services | Full-time | Partially remote


AE Works is seeking a talented Cost Estimator to join our team. As a Cost Estimator at AE Works you will be responsible for successful execution of estimates and budgets for our clients and helping our design teams work within the allotted budgets for buildings and facilities renovation projects.

This position will be based out of our Pittsburgh, PA office and comes with a competitive salary based on relevant experience as well as generous perks and benefits including medical, vision, dental, and disability insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, a 401k, dress-for-your-day dress code, virtual working capability, and a work-from-home equipment allowance.

Role and Responsibilities for Position:

  • Manages AE Works’ cost database and maintains knowledge on construction industry trends and pricing to implement in estimate and advise teams and clients.
  • Owns and executes estimates through various phases of design on multiple projects.
  • Works primarily as the sole responsible estimator to lead estimates for projects.
  • Develops or reviews early project budgets to determine directional accuracy of early owner budgets and anticipated scopes of work.
  • Integrates with project design teams and owners to manage the value of the design and project, from concept through construction documents.
  • Creates and communicates preconstruction project schedules in support of estimates and deliverables to clients and teams.
  • Develops or assists in developing bids for projects, including soliciting, leveling and reviewing bids with recommendations based on the review.

Technical Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited institution with degree in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or Business highly preferred.
  • 8+ years progressive experience working on commercial building design and/or construction projects as a project estimator or similar.
  • Work experience leading and significantly contributing to estimates for commercial building projects in areas of federal, healthcare, senior care, higher education, commercial, public safety, and/or local governmental projects
  • Ability to understand design documents and conceptualize design when necessary to apply construction pricing to those design documents for Site/Civil, Landscaping, Architectural Façade, Structure, Architectural Interiors, Plumbing/Fire Protection, Mechanical and Electrical/Systems.
  • Strong technical knowledge of current construction pricing data in both total project $/SF for different project types and unit pricing for detailed estimates.
  • Ability to create and update basic construction project Gantt schedules to be utilized in preconstruction highly preferred.
  • Strong communicator with the ability to build relationships with clients and peers.
  • Skilled with using cloud based and mobile technology for collaboration.
  • Articulate in both written and verbal communication skills.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, Estimating Software, Scheduling Software, and familiarity with RS Means cost database (or similar cost database).


We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. EEO is the law

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