GH Phipps Construction Companies

Senior Estimator


Greenwood Village, CO


Full Time

SUMMARY OF POSITION:  The Senior 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 pre-bid, 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

  • Six (6) years CM/GC experience

  • Three (3) years healthcare and technology construction experience preferred

  • Verifiable work references demonstrating exceptional accomplishments, leadership and communication skills including:

    • Ability to complete large CM/GC projects and large, complex competitive bid projects

    • Independent sales strengths for presentations and projects pursuits

    • History of strong communication internally with Project Manager and Superintendent and externally with Owner, Architect/Engineer, and subcontractors

    • Previous experience with projects in the medical, educational and technology sector (preferred)

  • Successful completion of post-offer background & drug screens

GH Phipps Construction Companies is an equal opportunity employer. GH Phipps does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

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