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Assistant Construction Estimator

Brighton Builders, LLC
217 Goethe Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910
$40,000 - $50,000 a year - Full-time


217 Goethe Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance

Full job description

Assistant Construction Estimator Bluffton, SC

Brighton Builders, LLC is seeking an Assistant Estimator to join our growing team. The ideal candidate will have excellent numerical skills and an analytical mindset to perform construction takeoffs and build professional estimates accurately. The estimator must be a flexible and adaptable team-player, as well as have strong communication and client service skills.


  • Conduct quantity takeoffs for all trades and review project plans/specifications to gain a complete understanding of the projects scope
  • Acquire complete understanding of the requirements of the project at hand.
  • Solicit new Sub-Contractor and Vendors that represent the Brighton Builders Brand
  • Utilize Brighton Builders technologies and software to improve building efficiency
  • Assign subcontractors to job based off of quality, scope and estimate
  • Utilize metrics to produce valid estimates
  • Visit sites & other venues to gather essential information
  • Assist customers with technical information and pricing during pre-construction
  • Manage estimating workflow & Pipeline to provide complete proposals before bid deadlines
  • Define scopes of work for various trades and distribute subcontract bid packages
  • Obtain a minimum of three qualified subcontractor quotes for each scope of work
  • Review each subcontractors’ scope of work and negotiate final bid prices
  • Solicit written quotes for hard materials and site furnishings
  • Complete plan take-off and enter bid information
  • Calculate total direct cost estimates for each bid
  • Assign or propose profit margins based on current pricing guidelines
  • Prepare a Bid Summary for each estimate
  • Review bids with Managers
  • Prepare proposals/presentations
  • Develop value engineering/cost driver budget and alternatives
  • Estimate large change orders to support production staff
  • Participate in pre-job and post-job meetings
  • Improve estimating system based on feedback solicited from production staff
  • Foster relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, architects etc.)
  • Ensure Profit and Overhead Ratios
  • Update/Modify and Utilize internal price book.
  • Value Engineer jobs as needed


  • Previous working experience as construction estimator
  • In-depth knowledge of project management
  • Hands on experience with complex data research activities
  • Good understanding of data analysis methods and Key Performance Indicator
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as like UDA Construction Suite, Buildertrend, Planswift
  • Good time-management skills
  • Ability to Focus and complete estimates in a timely manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver
  • Construction Estimating: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Advanced Microsoft offices skills, experience with Xactimate Professional demeanor and appearance, excellent telephone skills.



  • Full-time, salaried position
  • Business Hours are Mon-Fri, 8:00a.m.-5:00p.m., additional hours may be required on deadlines
  • Business-casual attire
  • Paid Days Off
  • Retirement Benefits available after one year of employment
  • Mobile Phone
  • Laptop Computer

Compensations: $60,000-$80,000

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $40,000.00 - $50,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus pay


  • Associate (Preferred)


  • Construction Estimating: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Auto Estimating: 5 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No