Estimator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Outstanding Skills
  • Estimating /oversight experience on varied projects from straightforward and simple to complex and multi-faceted
  • Able to prioritize multiple projects and bid due dates
  • Comfortable working independently as well as part of a cohesive team
  • Broad experience administrative and office functions for estimating projects in a variety of industries
  • Over 20 years of experience in estimating construction and remodeling projects
  • Over 3 years experience in museum exhibits and custom fabrication industry
  • Unparalleled attention to detail while working toward big picture goals
  • High enthusiasm, drive and creativity
  • Ability to research materials, vendors, and fabrication methods that meet design
  • Ability to validate fabrication means and methods and formulate value engineering solutions
  • Strong customer service background and work ethic
  • Excellent proposal writing, and correspondence
  • Ability to build relationships with shop and field staff, as well as coworkers, upper management and clients
  • Lifelong love of learning and meeting new challenges
  • Software expertise: Windows; MS Office Suite Word Excell Office, Bluebeam, Acumatica, and Smartsheet
Professional Experience
03/2017 to Current Estimator Swinerton Inc. | Bend, OR,
  • High level oversight, coordination and creation of estimates and bid submissions for custom fabrication projects ranging from $50k to $5.5mm
  • Multiple bids submitted on-time for multiple project types, from museums and educational centers to aquariums, zoos, state parks and corporate headquarters
  • In-depth knowledge of material selection, including aluminum, acrylic, paint, glass, wood, laminates and hardware
  • In-depth knowledge of custom fabrication methods, including welding, display cases, acrylic fabrication, painting techniques, specialty finishes, wood working, CNC machining, electrical features, and lighting
  • Knowledge of Audio Visual and Lighting systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of commercial signage and wayfinding
  • Thorough understanding of fabrication process after contract award including design documentation, client review, kick-off, material allocation, fabrication means and methods, quality control, shipping and installation
  • Invitation creation and bid packet organization for subcontract review.
  • Review of contractor bid for accuracy, and clear understanding of scope and deliverables
  • Development of project budgets for fixed price bids, and design-build opportunities
  • Ability to help in change order creation and value engineering options
  • Creation and maintenance of forms and internal estimating office paperwork structure
  • Client and Subcontractor relationship building and contact database maintenance
  • Mentor other staff providing guidance in contracting, product deliverables, and client expectations
01/2005 to 01/2016 Owner /Estimator / Project Manager / Interior Designer TKS REMODELING | City, STATE,
  • Residential and Commercial project analysis, estimating, contract writing, and bid submittal
  • Define, and provided scope of work and plans for subcontractors to bid from
  • Exceptional customer service and interface including, clear communication, resourcefulness, responsiveness and prompt follow-up
  • In-depth knowledge of building materials, including flooring, solid surfaces, cabinetry, trim, lighting, hardware and coatings used in residential and commercial settings
  • Educate, and advise clients on best material selection, space planning, NKBA rules and guidelines, lighting design, project schedule, and expectation setting
  • Responsible for scheduling subcontractors and deliverables, site logistics, infield quality control, and code compliance for building permits
  • Ability to cultivate and nurture healthy interpersonal relationships within the design, estimate, and execute project cycle
  • Consistent presentation of company values and ideology, through integrity, transparency, and professionalism, before, during, and after project completion
  • Completed projects between $15K and $550K.
01/1995 to 01/2005 Owner / Estimator / Project Manager AFFORDABLE EXCELLENCE PAINTING | City, STATE,
  • Initial contact with clients to develop scope and requirements
  • Executed all office and field supervision duties for residential, commercial, and industrial painting company
  • Established brand identity, marketing campaign, administrative forms for estimates, payroll, and accounting
  • Established consistent stream of referrals for new clients and projects through exceptional customer service, adherence to high quality finished projects, networking, and relationship building
  • Completed projects between $5K to $45K.
Expected in BACHELORS OF SCIENCE | Construction Technology Illinois State University, , IL GPA:
Expected in MINOR DEGREE | Fine Arts Illinois State University, , IL GPA:
Expected in ASSOCIATE OF ARTS | Interior Design William Rainey College, Palatine, IL GPA:

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School Attended

  • Illinois State University
  • Illinois State University
  • William Rainey College

Job Titles Held:

  • Estimator
  • Owner /Estimator / Project Manager / Interior Designer
  • Owner / Estimator / Project Manager



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