The Bergaila Companies

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Real Estate Construction Estimator

Real Estate Construction Estimator

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We are currently seeking an experienced Real Estate Construction Estimator for a leading independent company at our client's West Houston office in Texas. Our client specializes in program management, project management, cost management and consulting across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.


The Real Estate Construction Estimator will be responsible for evaluating and interrogating specifications, drawings and any other pertinent project documentation to formulate specific class type estimates for internal use and issue to clients. You will also be interrogating and critically analyzing existing estimates to ensure project costing is robust and complete.


The Real Estate Construction Estimator will also be responsible for:

- Pro-actively following-up with subcontractors/suppliers/vendors and clients to ensure that information is received in a timely fashion

- Working with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets to close the business

- Providing cost estimates for Real Estate/Technology/Healthcare/Manufacturing clients across various sectors and to a variety of Class levels
- Reviewing and validating cost estimates prepared by contractors and technical disciplines within the Client organization
- Coordinating costing of complex projects
- Benchmarking for validation and target-setting
- Performing cost risk analysis
- Participating in updates of in-house estimating tools, updating of benchmarking data and data sets
- Maintaining central feedback and learning on cost estimating from prospects and projects and contribute to updating of “Best Practices” in estimating


- 10-15 years cost estimating experience in Real Estate or Commercial construction environment

- Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Accounting, Business or Finance
(If no degree – minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience in cost estimating)

- Must have computer based estimating software experience
- Be able to demonstrate strong listening and communication (written & oral) skills, as well as strategic thinking skills