Senior Estimator - National Building Group

Estimating Sandy, Utah


Headquartered in Salt Lake City and supported by 12 offices nationally, at Layton we're builders and we're family! Through delivering predictable outcomes, we've been inspiring confidence in our customers since 1953. We know that behind every project are the highly-skilled people making it happen every day, which makes investing in hiring, developing and retaining the brightest minds a top priority. We want the opportunity to help you achieve your career goals. 

Joining Layton isn't just a new job, it's a career move that will provide lasting success for you and your family. 


A Senior Estimator manages and assists in the compilation of estimates for various projects and is responsible for cost accuracy. A Senior Estimator gives appropriate responses to the Owners requirements and maintains a high level of professionalism in estimating. A Senior Estimator reports to the SBU Executive; alternatively, the Senior Estimator may report to the Chief Estimator at the SBU Executives direction. 


  • Champions "The Layton Way" by delivering predictable outcomes for internal teams, external teams, and customers.
  • Ensures that "Constructing with Integrity" is delivered by working with honesty, unity, safety, and quality of work.
  • Prepares estimates and supplementary information for potential projects.
  • Reads, understands and offers improvements to the contract documents (plans, specifications & addenda). Offers Value-Engineering and Life-Cycle cost options for review.
  • Performs quantity take-offs, organizes, prices and analyzes information.
  • Understands the difference between the narrow focus of just cost estimating services and the broader scope of preconstruction services.
  • Works well with Architects and Owners and provides leadership in the preconstruction process and demonstrates best practices throughout preconstruction.
  • Solicits bids and quotes from subcontractors and suppliers. Creates listings of appropriate contacts for specific projects.
  • Communicates with subs and suppliers to clarify pricing information. Determines the suitability and competitive stance of subs and suppliers.
  • Prepares and analyzes estimate formats in such areas as general conditions, general bidding, quantity takeoffs and bid analysis.
  • Is responsible for the preparation of bid proposal for submittal.
  • Attends Owner meetings during estimate development.
  • Prepares detailed schedules for proposed projects.
  • Initiates various special projects related to estimating. Assists and guides staff
  • towards completion of special projects.
  • Initiates schematic plans or sketches to illustrate approach and strategy.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or construction related field or equivalent education and experience.
  • Over 5 years experience in estimating large commercial projects ($100M+) demonstrating competence in hard-bid, design-build, and conceptual estimating.
  • Possesses sufficient knowledge of all construction systems and disciplines, including mechanical and electrical, in order to complete comprehensive cost estimates without assistance from others.
  • Good working knowledge of self-performed concrete construction.
  • Has experience in estimating at all stages of design: conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction documents.
  • Understands and utilizes proven estimating and bidding strategies.
  • Fully understands and practices the principles of Target Value Design.
  • Has the ability to utilize the latest estimating software used by Layton.
  • Proven working knowledge of Destini Estimator software, BlueBeam, Assemble, and other latest software and technology.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meets tight deadlines, and coordinate team members.
  • Has integrity: maintains normal standards of ethics, conduct, and organizational policies in job-related activities.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, computer, printer, phone, copier, fax, etc.
  • Effective written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Presents well in interviews and in all meetings with clients.
  • Excellent knowledge of construction practices, methods, trends and crew data.
  • Working knowledge of Revit and Primavera systems.

This position is not remote. You will be required to work in the office at our headquarters in Sandy, UT. 

Benefits: The Company offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Healthcare Flexible Spending Account, Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, Life & AD&D Insurance, Long-term Disability Insurance, Short-term Disability Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance, Family Support, Pre-tax Paid Parking/Public Transportation, Paid time off, Time Away Benefits, Paid Holidays, Group Legal, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Identity Theft Protection, Group Legal, Pet Insurance, Employee Assistance Program. 

EEO Statement: Layton Construction an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.