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Retail Remodel Estimator – Mid-Level Position with Excellent Growth Potential
Columbia, SC


  • A Full-Service General Contractor operating continuously since 1918.
  • Licensed in 13 states.
  • Strong presence in the retail business with clients like Walmart, Big Box Stores, Malls, Strip Malls, Grocery Stores, and Gas Stations.


All the benefits expected from a professional and successful General Contractor.

  • Opportunity to work for one of the most respected General Contractors in the Southeast.
  • A strong pipeline of work.
  • Commitment to investing in employees’ growth and training.
  • A team with longevity and experience.
  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits Program, including Medical/Dental/Vision, STD, LTD, Life insurance, 401K, Bonus Program, Vacation and Sick Leave, and a Payroll Savings Plan.

THE ROLE YOU WILL PLAY: The Remodel Estimator is a crucial role in the company responsible for estimating the costs associated with Retail Remodel and Rebuild Projects. Their primary duty is to analyze project specifications, blueprints, and other relevant documentation to provide accurate cost estimates, ensuring projects are financially viable and completed within budget constraints.

  1. Project Analysis: Review and analyze project plans, blueprints, and specifications to understand the scope and requirements.
  2. Cost Estimation: Calculate estimated costs for materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractor services, researching and updating cost data as needed.
  3. Quantity Takeoff: Conduct a detailed quantity takeoff to determine material and labor requirements for various project components.
  4. Vendor and Subcontractor Coordination: Collaborate with suppliers, vendors, and subcontractors to obtain accurate pricing and quotes.
  5. Cost Breakdown: Prepare detailed cost breakdowns, including labor, materials, equipment, and additional expenses like permits and inspections.
  6. Budget Preparation: Assist in developing project budgets and provide cost analysis for financial planning.
  7. Value Engineering: Identify cost-saving opportunities and alternative materials or methods without compromising quality.
  8. Bid Proposals: Prepare bid proposals and submit estimates to clients, contractors, and stakeholders promptly.
  9. Project Documentation: Maintain accurate records of estimates, project documents, and communication with clients and subcontractors.
  10. Cost Tracking: Monitor project costs and provide updates to project managers and stakeholders.
  11. Continuous Learning: Stay updated on industry trends, materials, and construction methods to enhance estimate accuracy.

The Successful Candidate Needs:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field is preferred.
  • 3 or more years’ experience in Retail Remodel / Retail Ground Up Construction
  • Proficiency in construction estimation software and tools.
  • Knowledge of local building codes and regulations.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Problem-solving skills and critical thinking.

A Commercial Construction Estimator is a pivotal member of the construction team, ensuring that projects are financially viable and completed within budget constraints. Their expertise is essential for the successful planning and execution of commercial construction projects.

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