Construction Estimator

    • Job Tracking ID: 512255-625870
    • Job Location: Dallas, TX
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: June 21, 2018
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Brookfield Properties | Retail is a New York-based real estate investment company that ranks among the largest mall owners in the United States. Founded on a legacy of innovation and creativity our culture embodies a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that encourages creativity, rewards initiatives and empowers our team members to excel. The foundation for this effort is our unique corporate culture, which encourages our people to think outside the box and take initiative while inspiring them to uphold the exceptional quality standards that are our hallmark. The Company’s geographically diverse portfolio spans the United States from coast to coast and includes 38 malls and retail centers in 22 states encompassing 23.8 million square feet.

Job Description

Working with the Senior Director, Tenant Coordination, Development and Construction, the Estimator will contribute to the team effort in developing a bid strategy to lead and execute the entire bid process for both negotiated and hard bid projects.


  • Prepare cost and labor estimates for construction projects by way of analyzing project drawings, specifications, and RFP's.
  • Submit timely questions for clarification during the bid process.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings.
  • Prepare qualified subcontractor lists.
  • Solicit bids from a comprehensive set of subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Confirm scope of work and bid proposals for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assist with change order pricing.
  • Stay current with estimating methods and knowledge.
  • Build relationships with subcontractors and company clients to maintain a competitive edge

Experience and Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • Excellent cost estimating skills on competitive hard bids and conceptual estimates.
  • Strong analytical skills to predict a problem, not just a problem solver.
  • Ability to identify risks.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong personal initiative and solid judgment.
  • Work accurately under the pressure of bid day deadlines.
  • Ability to accurately estimate the cost of materials, labor, equipment and subcontractor work while determining all portions of the work have been fully addressed in the final bid preparation.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management.
  • Superior attention to detail with strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to gather and utilize historic bid data for use on future bids.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent.
  • 5-7 years of strong and stable experience in an Estimator position