Chief Estimator - Life Science Construction - Raleigh

  • Job Reference: 425340264-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Michael Page
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Salary: $125,000 to $150,000
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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Chief Estimator opportunity with a large general contractor in the Raleigh-Durham market. The Raleigh office focuses mainly in the pharmaceutical and biotech markets and has seen an influx of work due to the current climate amid COVID-19. The business is seeking a qualified Chief Estimator due to growth. The business is growing rapidly and offers a great opportunity to progress from a Lead or Senior estimating role into team leadership.

Client Details

Michael Page has been retained by a national construction management firm with a storied history in the Carolina's market. With an established presence in Raleigh-Durham, the office builds predominantly in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Life Science markets in the RTP and surrounding area, with work typically $20M - $40M range but have built $100M projects. Since the business has focused on its core markets, they have proven market stability during any economic turns. The business is seeking a Sr Chief Estimator - Life Science Construction - Raleigh with a track record in life science or commercial construction.

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Reporting into the Vice President of Preconstruction, the Chief Estimator - Life Science Construction - Raleigh will be responsible for the following:

  • Taking a leadership role during the design and construction document phases of the project in an effort to reduce construction costs through design efficiency and value engineering
  • Collaborating with architects, engineers and other design and third party consultants in the preparation and review of contract documents including landscape architects and interim designs
  • Communicating with VP and Project Managers on design, pricing models, forecasting, trends, and issues
  • Lead the constructability review and redlines of plans and specifications at designated design miletones
  • Developing RFP for design-build subcontractors and leading the coordination meetings for subcontractors
  • Oversee and manage all staff who have been assigned to preconstruciton efforts. Responsible for participating in the recruitment of other personnel needed to execute the preconstruction tasks
  • Collaborating with the project cost estimating group in assuring design efficiency, design build elements, cost control, and quality
  • Prepare and distribute bid packages, review, spreading and comparison of bid proposals and conducting interviews of potential subcontractors and vendors
  • Build relationships with material suppliers, subcontractors, and other construction precon managers and estimators in the local market


The successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelors Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a related field
  • 10+ of construction experience, with 5+ years of preconstruction experience
  • Proficient in AutoCAD, Rivet, BIM, Procore and related software
  • 5+ years experience in preconstruction and estimating within life science, healthcare, or commercial construction
  • Strong communication skills both written and verbal
  • Local to the Raleigh area preferred, although relocating candidates will be considered

Job Offer

The successful Chief Estimator will receive:

  • Competitive base salary contingent on experience, ranging $125,000-$150,000
  • Great benefits package including health, vision, dental insurance
  • 3+ weeks of PTO in year 1
  • Above market bonus plan
  • Opportunity to for career progression into leadership for one of the most established GCs in the Triangle!