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Estimating Assistant in Northfield / Stapleton at Staffing Now

Date Posted: 2/9/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Estimating Assistant is responsible for assisting in the preparing and/or coordinating the preparation of full estimates on large/small and complex projects as required by client's documents and provides complete conceptual and total bid price. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


  • Prepares quotes, contracts and RFP/RFI responses for potential clients.
  • Maintains all quote documentation with accurate pricing and configurations.
  • Prepares bid calendar and ensures timely completion of estimates.
  • Reviews estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy.
  • Creates job folders.
  • Obtains pricing for materials.
  • Prepares cost analysis in computer by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead costs incurred in the installation of items.
  • Makes an estimate where predetermined standard(s) are not available.
  • Informs immediate supervisor of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or computer database.
  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
  • Attends departmental meetings as required.
  • Photocopies documents and plans.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • 2 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.