Project Estimator & Manager

Lovett Deconstruction
August 8, 2023
Portland, OR
Job Type


Job Summary:
The role of the Project Estimator & Manager is to thoroughly describe a scope of work, to calculate the associated cost of completing the project, and to communicate a bid to clients in a timely manner. The Estimator will collect and analyze jobsite details noting relevant information while following the Lovett Deconstruction template & checklist to accurately estimate jobs. An Estimator must be comfortable with numbers and analytics. Additionally, the Estimator must pay great attention to detail and possess excellent computer and communication skills. The goal is to provide accurate information to help operations and strategic planning. Once a bid is accepted, the Estimator will attend the job start to liaise with both contractor and Project Lead. The duty of an Estimator at a job start is to clarify any final scope questions and make note of changes on the day. They are also responsible for setting the tone for the job. This includes instilling both the lead and the contractor with confidence in the estimators understanding of the job and the scope allowing for a seamless transition to the deconstruction phase. The estimator remains in constant contact and acts as primary administrative support for the job.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Receive requests for potential projects
  • Vet projects by asking questions, in accordance with the Lovett script, about the scope of a project and gathering appropriate information to create a bid, which includes photographs, plans or doing a walkthrough
  • Attend walkthroughs to make meaningful and essential connections with contractors and/or homeowners
  • Collect and analyze jobsite details and carefully note relevant information while following the Lovett Deconstruction template and check-list
  • Create and return clear, detailed, and accurate bids using Microsoft Excel within 2-3 days while considering use for the Lead during the course of the job
  • Attend job starts and act as liaison between contractor and Lead clarifying scope questions and noting any changes
  • Once the deconstruction has begun, continuously check-in with the Lead about timeline, scope changes, crew changes, tool needs, drop boxes, and estimated completion date, functioning as the administrative contact person for the job.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5 years of construction industry experience or related field working with contractors and subcontractors
  • Professional experience of basic accounting principles, project management concepts and software
  • 3-5 years of experience leading teams

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal skills for friendly and efficient manner on the phone, in person, and in text
  • Proven competency using or creating systems for project management, time management, estimating, and invoicing such as Excel, Google Sheets and Calendar
  • Ability to read building plans
  • Familiarity with deconstruction project flow
  • Familiarity with deconstruction or construction related logistics and building terminology
  • Highly proficient with numbers and technology
  • Great attention to detail
  • Well-organized and reliable
  • Proficient in data analysis, and estimation metrics
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent knowledge of MS office, databases, and information systems
  • Strong spatial awareness
  • Excellent time management
  • Experience calculating team hours
  • Continuing Professional Education is a plus

Compensation:  $55,000-$65,000 per year with salary potential increasing depending on experience.

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