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General Construction Estimator

Jostin Construction is a growing business of over 100 team members, celebrating 25 years of providing construction services. We are proud to have built our business out in concrete construction first, and then expanded to General Trades, Construction Management, and General Construction services to our high-profile clients in commercial building remodels and new construction.

Our organization is driven by our “WHY” – To create and provide a diversity of opportunities for all. This purpose has guided our work, how we run our business, how we engage with the community deeply and genuinely; and most importantly, how we support and develop our employees.

Our prized Culture is entrenched in our Values. The Jostin Construction Values are:

• Diversity Wins
• All in, All the time
• The Golden Rule
• The Best at Getting Better
• Good Old-Fashioned Ridiculous Fun
• Go First


Assist the VP of Estimating, and spearhead the development of accurate, timely and detailed job cost estimates. Responsible for forecasting project cost, gathering details and compiling data to estimate all production cost according to proposal requirements. Considers raw materials, labor, equipment, tools, and transportation for estimation. Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on cost estimates and budgetary constraints. The GC Estimator will collaborate broadly across the Jostin organization, externally with an array of vendors, subcontractors, and business partners. This position reports to the Vice President of Estimating.
• Accurately analyze and assess contract documents, technical construction, and architectural documents to prepare estimates
• Identifying qualified subcontractors and suppliers for bidding opportunities
• Invite and obtain bids from subcontractors and suppliers
• Identify and quantify bid and project cost factors such as production time, materials and labor expenses
• Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness
• Perform research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services to increase competitiveness
• Develop accurate, timely and detailed job cost estimates
• Evaluate each estimate with the VP of Estimating and team to determine estimate accuracy, operational efficiency, and job profitability
• Attend Pre-bid meetings, job site visits, bid openings and collaborate with external partners
• Recommend ways to improve estimate process
• Value engineering
• Analyze and evaluate bidding risks and strategies
• Aid in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required
• Travel to jobsites to gather information on materials needed, labor required, and other factors
• Demonstrated organization skills, including planning, problem recognition and resolution skills, scheduling work and follow-thru
• A work history of partnering and collaborating with all levels of an organization (internal/external) and with diverse teams of individuals
• Public speaking/presentation ability
• Ability to create and maintain processes
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
• Solid understanding of civil/site construction, foundation and structural systems, exterior building wall systems, interior finish construction systems, and mechanical and electrical systems, and associated cost
• Knowledge of applicable building codes. Familiar with OSHA and safe work practices for the construction industry
• Ability to work on multiple estimates simultaneously
• The ability to work independently and as a member of a bid and project team
• 3-5 year’s general contracting estimating experience
• Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, architecture, or construction management a plus
• Expertise in reading construction drawings and specifications
• Conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of owner/architects’ requirements
• Knowledge of estimating documents and the ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of the documents
• Advanced Excel and Spreadsheet knowledge and use
• Valid Driver’s License
• Some travel may be required

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2335 Florence Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45206