Estimator - Residential Construction

Crescent Homes SC LLC Mount Pleasant, SC

Crescent Homes is seeking an experienced estimator to join our growing team in Charleston, SC. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the construction industry including construction cost, building codes, materials, products, methods and procedures. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to perform job cost estimates, establish material list for plan/elevation/foundation type, and perform ongoing budget management. The Estimator will also work closely with our purchasing estimating, architecture, sales and construction departs to assist in gathering necessary information related to each project. This position presents an incredible opportunity with a locally owned and rapidly growing company. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Estimate cost of construction for new and existing product, resulting in accurate job cost, via compiling material and labor unit price takeoffs, bids from vendors, and performing other estimates.
  • Estimate cost of structural and design related options.
  • Develop structural option material takeoffs, and contract pricing.
  • Coordinate w/engineers and field personal to incorporate value engineering concepts into the design and construction of the homes
  • Attend project manager meetings to answer questions about takeoffs or engineering issues and prevent misuse of materials and eliminate variances
  • Walk houses under construction looking for cost savings and material usage opportunities
  • Enter option takeoffs and budgets into the system.
  • Assist with take offs and pricing for custom options requested by Sales and design center staff
  • Review and correct takeoffs required by field contact, frame walks, and variance purchase orders
  • Research and help eliminate all material, trade contractor, and estimating related variances
  • Continually challenge and validate existing take offs to ensure variance objectives are met
  • Maintain historical cost data
  • Prepare analysis of cost impacts based upon potential decision and or specification changed as needed.  
  • Prepare reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends and presents data as requested.
  • Conduct product/material research.


Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • Qualified candidates will have earned a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related discipline preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of construction estimation work experience is highly desired.
  • A knowledge of materials, methods and costs involved in the construction of residential single family homes
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, problem- solving and reporting skills needed.
  • Proficiency in estimation and budget development at all phases of a project with varying amounts of available information is required.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of construction drawings and blueprints required.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is imperative.
  • Strong communication, documentation and listening skills essential.
  • Must be confident in ability to communicate with subcontractors, work quickly, and generate accurate and meaningful budgets.
  • An ability to multi-task and run multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining thoroughness, accuracy, and precision.
  • Strong knowledge of construction budgeting and estimating software is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel as well as the ability to learn internal software applications is required.



Crescent Homes SC LLC is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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