Junior Construction Estimator

Engineering Indianapolis, Indiana



The Junior Estimator is critical to the organization to ensure the production of detailed labor and material budgets for each project utilizing the established tools and guidelines.


Takeoff (40%)

  • Precisely and thoroughly analyze all variables for each project to create and list all correct material and labor takeoffs to ensure appropriate pricing.
  • Thoroughly forecast labor utilization and calculate materials required for each project

Communication (20%)

  • Clearly communicate installation strategy and material handling assumptions to appropriate personnel
  • Carefully ensure effective handoff of project information from estimating to field staff by specifically communicating unique needs or pertinent items for each project with field construction staff during handoff meetings
  • Proactively communicate with subject matter experts needed for each project, phase, or system and collaborate with project managers
  • Independently reach out to CAD for support in receiving accurate takeoff for portions of the building

Budget (10%)

  • Accurately set up system templates to start staging each job by reviewing historical data on past jobs to capture similarities in approach and consistency in the budget, incorporating appropriate building and unit counts, unit matrixes, and job styles

Information Gathering (30%)

  • Vigorously review all applicable documents including scope of work, contracts, prints, proposals, schedules and estimates to gain an overall perspective for each project
  • Methodically account for construction schedule, sequencing, geographic area, travel, and type of build (value engineered or design-build) while developing budgets
  • Clearly communicate with purchasing department to ensure accurate quotes on each job basis


  • Independent – Manages tasks proactively, motivated internally while seeking key facts
  • Accurate – Performs all duties with careful precision and expertise to ensure quality
  • Task-Focused – Primarily focused on completing all tasks while maintaining communication with others
  • Resourceful –Introspective development of ideas, systems, and processes to create accurate budgets
  • Thorough –Takes the time to check and double check work to ensure all aspects are considered


  • 3+ years of field experience in construction, plumbing, or HVAC
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft business suite of products
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
  • Ability to use Bluebeam software or other PDF editing software
  • Clear, effective communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Preference for accuracy, attention to detail, and organization
  • Aptitude for prioritizing and problem – solving
  • A high school diploma or GED is required


  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting
  • Moderately noisy environment with light traffic, office equipment, and guest entrance
  • Sedentary physical activity performing non-strenuous daily 
activities of an administrative nature
  • No travel required


  • Attitude
  • Initiative
  • Quality and Quantity of work
  • Customer and RTM partner satisfaction
  • Attendance
  • Safety

Company Core Values

  • Build something that matters
  • Do what’s right; be honest and fair
  • Build strong relationships
  • Share in the company successes


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only activities to be performed by the associate occupying this position.  Associates will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities requested by their supervisor.