chief estimator project manager resume example with 19+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

Highly talented, multi-functional, and integral team leader with a B.S in Architecture and exceptional skills in estimating and construction management of commercial and residential projects. Seeking a position in a challenging environment that can benefit from my unique skills including creative and sustainable design, success estimating, eye-catching 3D computer generated renderings and construction management.

  • Proposal writing
  • Architectural design
  • Accurate estimating
  • CAD - Revit Architecture


  • Concrete estimating
  • Project scheduling
  • Project buyout
  • Fluent in Spanish/English
  • Developed, implemented and directed a new team/division (Government Jobs Estimating Division), which expanded the company's client base and revenue by approx. 30%.
  • Proven track record of estimating construction projects with a high level of accuracy of plus or minus 5%.
  • Designed a project in Colombia, South America, which achieved an Honorable Mention by the Colombian Society of Architects. The project was also published by the "XVI Colombian Biennale of Architecture" and by the Latin American Magazine "Escala" No. 185.
07/2018 to Current Chief Estimator/Project Manager BS2 Building Services, Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Develop bid proposals with itemized costs for clients to review and approve before beginning work on commercial and residential projects.
  • Determine project scope, boundaries, time frame and possible complications to produce accurate estimates.
  • Collect data and information from vendors, sub-contractors and teammates to determine exact costs for all aspects of each project. 
  • Communicate with clients and teammates to gather information regarding project budgets, schedules and objectives and optimize plans. 
  • Improve profit margins by streamlining operations and workflow and negotiating competitive vendor contracts. 
  • Produce and maintain contract documents such as RFIs, submittals, change orders, substitutions and requests for payment. 
  • Produce and/or maintain construction schedules and develop solutions to meet deadlines.
05/2017 to 10/2017 Chief Estimator/Project Manager West Coast Deck Waterproofing | City, STATE,
  • Analyze and improve the current operational systems, information flow and management, business process and overall organization planning. 
  • Develop, create and manage systems to take the organization to the next level. From a single tier subcontractor (Thermal and Moisture Protection) to a new Design-Build contractor's level.
  • Produce, manage and/or control the design and cost of the projects from concept to completion.
  • Oversee analysis of past performance on projects (Historical data) and establish estimating standards for all future estimates based on such analysis.
09/2000 to 04/2017 Cost Manager/Lead Designer Collins Builders Inc. | City, STATE,


  • Propose Value Added Engineering concepts and pricing when required and/or applicable
  • Develop design ideas and create design presentations. Produce ROM estimates, preliminary schedules and other elements associated with the projects during their early stages.
  • Create conceptual designs and final construction drawings using AutoCAD, Revit Architecture and Sketch Up Pro software.
  • Develop precise takeoff using computer software such as Bluebeam Revu, Plan Swift, Sketch Up Pro and Excel.
  • Produce accurate quantity take-offs for complex projects using Revit Architecture and Navisworks.
  • Produce definitive construction estimates for private and public projects with a high level of accuracy.
  • Coordinate the Design-Build process of commercial and residential projects from concept to completion, always on time and on or under budget.
  • Review architectural, structural and MEP's documents for potential conflicts with all disciplines.
  • Foster relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, architects etc.)
  • Coordinate with subcontractors and suppliers and analyze information from several sources. Perform on-site inspections of work-in-progress; advise construction superintendents, subcontractors or employees on construction requirements.
  • Obtain proposals from subcontractors, installers and/or workers that can perform the jobs with high quality, and on or under the set direct cost. Negotiate prices with said vendors in order to increase the net profit of each project up to 5%-10%.
  • Review scope alignment and subcontractor's buyout processes.
  • Manage the process of RFI’s, SOVs, substitutions, submittals and samples among the general contractor and the owner's consultants.
  • Review and investigate Proposed Change Order Requests (PCOR).
  • Produce CPM preliminary, baseline and updated schedules.
  • Keep track of work progress, purchasing, costs control and results.
  • Produce estimates for buildings that need to comply with the Los Angeles Municipal Code, which establishes mandatory standards for earthquake hazard reduction in existing "soft story buildings" buildings. Buildings are usually reinforced with steel moment frames and concrete foundations.
Expected in 2015 Certificate | Construction Management - "Earned With Distinction" UCLA, Los Angeles, CA GPA:

April 2013 - June 2015   

Core Courses included: Construction Management, Construction Technology, Construction Planning and Management Systems using Primavera P6, Construction Job Site Management, Electrical Systems and Design, The Solar Energy Solution, Estimating and Design Analysis Using BIM and Revit Architecture II.

Expected in 2012 Certificate Program | BIM - Revit Architecture Westech College, Los Angeles, CA GPA:
Expected in 2010 Certificate Program | Green Building and Sustainable Design California State University Fullerton, Fullerton, CA GPA:
Expected in 2008 LEED AP BD+C | Green Building USGBC, Los Angeles, GPA:
Expected in | Drafting Technology, Estimating and Arts (Product Illustration) Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Architecture Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia GPA:
Computer Skills

Bluebeam Revu, AutoCad, Sketch Up 14, BIM - Revit Architecture, Microsoft Project, PlanSwift/On-Screen Take Off, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook Express.

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School Attended

  • UCLA
  • Westech College
  • California State University Fullerton
  • Orange Coast College
  • Universidad del Valle

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  • Chief Estimator/Project Manager
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  • Cost Manager/Lead Designer


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