Project Estimator Position

Job Description

Catalyst Construction is seeking qualified candidates to fill the role of Project Estimator for commercial construction projects. Since starting the company in 2011, we have grown to a team of over 30 employees who enjoy working together with some amazing clients on unique and challenging projects.


Project Estimator Job Description



We offer competitive compensation and benefits including a vehicle, health insurance, 401k, paid time off, paid holidays, and many other perks.


The Project Estimator is primarily responsible for client communications, design development/management, budgeting, estimating, procurement, preliminary construction scheduling, job phasing and project buyout in conjunction with the Estimating & Project Management Team(s).


Project Estimators must look professional, be honest, have integrity, and assure that our projects are developed with a high degree of quality. Conversations and communications must be carried out in a respectful, appropriate, and professional manner.

Daily Expectations

Project Estimators establish regular meetings with their clients and architect teams throughout the pre-construction phase. The Project Estimator leads these meetings for all Design/Build projects where design progress, milestone schedule, changes, and budget are established, tracked and discussed.

Software & Training

Catalyst uses ProCore project management software, BlueBeam takeoff software, Pipeline
Suite IT software & Excel estimating sheets on most of our projects. Project Estimators need
to become proficient with the use of each of these programs for the ultimate success of their projects.


You will need to understand architectural and structural details and become familiar with MEP details and systems. Project Estimators are responsible to perform constructability reviews throughout the design phase and make recommendations to the design team and the client regarding any potential value engineering solutions or design changes needed to correctly detail and/or clarify construction scopes of work for the ultimate success of the project.

The above description, while certainly not exhaustive, describes the major responsibilities of a Project Estimator at Catalyst. Project Estimators play an extremely important role in the success of our projects and the company as a whole and they are a valued part of our team. In addition to the hard skills noted above, the ideal candidate is someone who enjoys working together with a team of project estimators and providing vision, support and motivation to key parties so their projects stay on schedule and within budget.

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