Senior Estimator


As a national leader in the construction industry, Suffolk is redefining what it means to build. We challenge the status quo every day by gathering the people, innovations, and partnerships that can explore and go after new ways to do our jobs. Our focus on high-performing teams and technology translates to groundbreaking solutions for all industry sectors and phases of building. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services alongside vertical service lines, an approach that is revolutionizing the industry and making a permanent mark on the world of business. Join us for a thrilling experience that will energize you, challenge you, and propel your career.

About Suffolk

Suffolk is a national enterprise that invests, innovates, and builds. We provide value throughout the entire project lifecycle by leveraging our core construction management services with vertical service lines that include real estate capital investment, design, self-perform construction services, technology start-up investment and innovation research and development. We have $4.5 billion in annual revenue, 2,400 employees, and main offices in Boston (headquarters), New York, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego. We serve clients in every major industry sector, including health care, science and technology, education, gaming, transportation and aviation, and commercial. Suffolk is privately held and is led by founder, chairman and CEO John Fish. We’re ranked #23 on the Engineering News Record list of “Top 400 Contractors.” And we’re proud to be a certified 2022 “Great Place to Work.” For more information, visit and follow Suffolk on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram.

The Role

Suffolk is seeking people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We’ll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We’ll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you’ll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job. Join us for the chance to achieve your ambitions and build your legacy.

The Senior Estimator is responsible for all aspects of estimating the most complex and large-scale jobs, including pre-construction, hard bids, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating.


Ensure that the estimating process runs smoothly and efficiently, and client expectations are exceeded throughout the duration of the project(s)

Build relationships to understand client, designer and subcontractor needs and expectations

Effectively facilitates collaboration amongst team members

Effectively communicate with all stakeholders

Manage Assistant Estimators

Participate in business development activities, presentations, and interviews

Lead the Estimating team including Assistant Estimators, MEP Estimators and Career Start team members on projects

Develop others and act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Prepare an in-house budget and GMP

Prepare quantity take-offs and apply unit pricing for material and labor to establish a value for the work

Understand the full scope of the project through document review and asking questions of the design team and owner

Prepare value engineering and risk analysis

Prepare qualifications and assumptions for the estimate

Prepare cost comparisons/reconcile with previous estimates

Reconcile with outside Estimators

Lead constructability reviews

Manage Subcontractor solicitation & selection process

Prepare Exhibit B, and/or scope sheets

Ensure quality control of departments bids and estimates


Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field

Minimum of 8 years of experience in Estimating, or equivalent

Computer skills

Working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and Word processing programs

Experience with estimating software such as Timberline, OST, MC2

Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing

Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism, and Caring

Our good faith estimate of the compensation range for this opportunity is a base salary of $190,000-$235,000 if based in San Diego market. Individual pay decisions will vary based upon the experience and qualifications of the applicant. This range is based upon San Diego market rates and determined by considering many factors such as external market salary survey data, internal data for comparable roles, and the operational and budgetary objectives of the company. Suffolk also offers a comprehensive benefits package as part of its overall compensation strategy.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.

Job Type
Full Time
12 days ago

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