GH Phipps Construction Companies

Project Estimator


Colorado Springs, CO


Full Time

JOB TITLE:  Estimator                 

LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO

REPORTS TO: Director of Preconstruction

COMPANY INFORMATION: As one of the largest, most successful construction companies in the
region, GH Phipps Construction is a recognized leader in the medical, education, religious, high-tech,
commercial and public arenas. Our high-profile clients expect buildings they can be proud of. With
inspired leaders and empowered employees fully committed to project success, GH Phipps
safely delivers uncompromised quality balanced with each clients budget and timeline.

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The Estimator provides leadership and guidance to projects and assumes
overall responsibility for the project estimating/preconstruction effort. Ensures estimates, schedules,
constructability reviews, value engineering efforts, cost report planning and purchase planning efforts and
documents meet detail, schedule and quality requirements. Prepares estimates at all design stages
(Conceptual through Construction Documents) on negotiated and competitive bid projects. Interfaces
with Owner, Architect/Engineers and subcontractors to resolve technical matters during design or prebid,
and provides engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.


  • Professionally represent GH Phipps  and effectively support Company strategic initiatives
  • Establish and foster positive long-term relationships with all business partners including owners, architects, engineers and subcontractors
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with new and existing clients; Provide client with accurate estimates and value engineering
  • Assume single responsibility for large, complex projects; assume overall responsibility for the
    preconstruction stage of each project
  • Identify tasks to be accomplished in order to satisfy contractual requirements
  • Provide overall Preconstruction effort oversight and show ability to lead a project team and project solutions
  • Manage estimating process through initial advertising/prequalification and solicitation of subcontractors, bid evaluation process and award
  • Effectively schedule complete Preconstruction effort including all estimate milestones, durations and identifying long lead items and other needs
  • Organize departmental team so that each estimator involved knows responsibilities and deadlines
  • Mentor/teach junior estimators all aspects of preconstruction process
  • Prepare estimates for all stages of design from Conceptual through Final Construction Documents (Design/Build, Guaranteed Maximum Price, and Hard Bid diversity)
  • Perform value engineering and life-cycle costing
  • Develop and write all bid packages and subcontractor scopes of work
  • Participate with the Project Manager in award of subcontracts and write all subcontracts before turning over to construction team
  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation and sales skills while serving on RFP/Interview teams

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (unless otherwise noted):
- B.S. degree in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent field
- Minimum of three (3) years of Construction Management/General Contractor experience
- Verifiable work references demonstrating exceptional accomplishments, leadership and communication skill
- Successful completion of post-offer background & drug screenings


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