Estimator- Buildings


Spokane, WA, US, 99212

Graham is an employee-owned construction solutions partner that services the buildings, industrial, infrastructure, water and project finance sectors. We deliver lasting value for our clients through meticulous planning and scheduling, while upholding rigorous safety and quality standards. With offices throughout North America, our passionate and knowledgeable teams deliver projects that enable communities to thrive and people to live, work, move and grow in a rapidly changing world. With over nine decades of experience, Graham has the resources, capacity and expertise to undertake projects of every scope, scale and complexity. Join our team to deliver a better tomorrow.

We are seeking top-tier talent to join our Buildings division and deliver innovative projects in the healthcare, education, hospitality, recreational, entertainment, retail, commercial office, mixed-use, multi-family residential and light industrial sectors. As a member of this collaborative team, you can expect a safe, diverse and inclusive environment, and on-going learning and career development opportunities.


About The Role

You will support and lead a number of higher-complexity project pursuits within our Spokane Buildings division, reporting to the Estimating Manager. The individual is responsible for identifying project scopes, precise quantification and costing, managing deadlines, and coaching more junior team members.  


As an Estimator at Graham, you will:


  • Provide coaching and mentorship to the estimating team throughout all aspects of the estimating process.  
  • Oversee project scope of work reviews to ensure completeness of estimates and that all technical specifications, subcontractor scopes, and general condition items have been quantified and costed. 
  • Propose and approve potential bid strategies, constructability requirements, and advantages or innovations to increase bidding success. 
  • Confirm subcontractor bids as selected are clear of irregularities and ensure the full scope of work is included
  • Participate in or lead the bid close of larger sized or more complex projects
  • Oversee bid closings of mid to large projects led by more junior team members. 
  • Review requirements, delegate work and assemble overall conceptual and budget costs using past project analytics, benchmarking, and historical data. 
  • Develop scopes of work for subcontractors to provide budgeting assistance on larger and more complicated projects 
  • Engage in subcontractor post award scope clarification and negotiation. 
  • Conduct market testing or benchmark costing to ensure estimates / budgets reflect current construction values. 
  • Lead the estimating team on large or more complex projects pursuit. 
  • Manage the Kick-Off Meeting and weekly strategy meetings, and chair any formal meetings for large complex projects, ensuring the estimating process will meet the milestone dates established. 
  • Provide input to the business development process, assuring potential projects and clients are tracked
  • Oversee all estimates, including detailed review of others’ work. 
  • Review and approve risk mitigation plan, ensuring proper bonding and insurance costing and appropriate contingencies


Qualifications & Experience:


  • Completion of a Construction related Degree or Diploma training program
  • 5-10 years of commercial construction-related experience, including a combination of field and estimating experience, is an asset
  • Experience estimating high end multi-family projects is preferred
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Excel, Primavera, Onscreen Takeoff, Bluebeam and BIM modelling is an asset
  • Thorough understanding of most contract types
  • Proficiency in conceptual estimating, benchmarking, market testing, and knowledge of analytics related to project pursuits 
  • Full understanding of all subcontractor scopes of work with the ability to develop scopes of work and Requests for Proposal / Requests for Quotation

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary Range: 100k-130k
  • Opportunity for ownership and increased income through dividends and share equity increases
  • Sharing of annual profits paid out in bonuses
  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Life insurance, AD&D. LTD and Flex Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 12 paid holidays a year
  • 3 to 5 weeks of vacation per year, with credit for prior industry experience
  • Professional and career development opportunities


If this sounds like you, then Graham may be the right fit. Apply today.

Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

Applicants with disabilities will be accommodated if you are unable to apply online.

No unsolicited resumes or phone inquiries from agencies, thank you.

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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Nearest Major Market: Spokane