estimator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Motivated, hard-working estimator with an education in Architecture and Construction and a proven record in the glass/glazing, building envelope, and special construction scopes.
  • Skilled negotiator
  • Understanding of client needs
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Able to see the big picture
  • Fluent in contract language
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Long-standing relationships
  • Able to bring teams together, manage workload, and execute given tasks for solid performance
  • Successfully estimated and earned contracts for projects worth tens of millions of dollars over the past 15 years.
  • Explored and earned new business in previously under-served or overlooked markets to maintain and bolster year-over-year growth and profitability.
  • Have prosperously built and maintained relationships with architects, contractors, and suppliers to ensure good standing and "go-to" reliability.
  • Expert in special building methods including bullet-resistant, blast-resistant, photovoltaic, and sound-resistant building envelopes.
  • Have trained, mentored, and managed colleagues to establish their own credibility in the industry and allow for their personal career growth.

Commercial Services Specialist-Projects Estimator, 01/2018 - Current
Mears Group Odessa, TX,
  • Meet with company executives, product managers, and outside sales personnel to identify new markets and new large scale customers.
  • Provide project specific design and engineering support to solar designers, engineers, distribution partners, and installers.
  • Analyze project documents to ensure correct product use, feasibility, and code compliance.
  • Supply distribution partners and national direct customers with accurate project pricing.
  • Provide project drawings using CAD and Sketch-Up.
Estimator, 04/2006 - 01/2018
The Walsh Group La Crosse, WI,
  • Met with architects, contractors, building owners, and suppliers to advise on specific scope requirements and ensure smooth project progression.
  • Estimated project scopes from small renovations to multi-million dollar installations. 
  • Planned and managed an aggressive monthly bid schedule to ensure customers received proposals at required bid times.
  • Prepared initial budget estimates to set benchmarks for cost and evaluate possible VE items prior to project construction.
Chief Estimator, 2002 - 04/2006
Western Glass And Panels City, STATE,
  • Managed an estimating team of three, delegated project reviews, and oversaw all outgoing proposals.
  • Managed CAD department and reviewed shop drawings to ensure complete and timely deliveries of submittal documents after award.
  • Assisted in project management and tracked changes in scope through project completion.
PM/Drafter, 04/1995 - 04/2006
Western Glass And Panels City, STATE,
  • Planned schedules, drew shop drawings, and priced changes in work.
  • Controlled issuance of warranties after punch and routed any claims to proper channels.
  • Met with architects and contractors to help plan project direction for our scope.
: Architecture, Expected in
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
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: CAD, Expected in
CNM - Albuquerque, NM
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: Structural/Curtain Wall, Expected in
Kawneer - Dallas, TX
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School Attended

  • University of New Mexico
  • CNM
  • Kawneer

Job Titles Held:

  • Commercial Services Specialist-Projects Estimator
  • Estimator
  • Chief Estimator
  • PM/Drafter


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