Estimator. Job in Raleigh FOX8 Jobs

  • Job Reference: 425341997-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Drees Homes
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Drees Homes is a family-owned home building company with a passion for making custom homes easy. For 90 years, we have taken care of our employees and our customers. It's why we rank as the 18th largest privately-owned builder in the country and have a track record of long-tenured employees. Enrich your career at a company that values integrity, excellence, opportunity, stability and success.

Headquartered in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, Drees has operations in ten metropolitan areas: Greater Cincinnati and Cleveland, Ohio; Austin, Dallas and Houston, Texas; Indianapolis, Indiana; Jacksonville, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Washington, DC.


If you are interested in building a career with an established leader in the homebuilding industry, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for! We are looking for candidates for entry-level and experienced Estimators working in our Raleigh Division.

The objective of this position is to be responsible for performing all activities associated with costing, estimating, pricing, maintenance of estimating related programs, and cost analysis of residential homes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare detailed estimates and purchase orders for all product in a timely manner while ensuring accuracy
  • Utilize estimating software to verify take-offs and resolve disputes
  • Update and maintain bid pricing from all vendors
  • Work closely with with vendors/subcontractors to enhance effective communication and resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Obtain permits prior to releasing homes to construction and create and maintain good working relationships with all municipalities
  • Create and distribute job packets to the field upon completion of job estimates
  • Other duties as assigned

We're seeking process-oriented individuals for this position and we're willing to train the right candidate. If you possess all or some of the below listed knowledge and skills, we want to hear from you!

Desired Knowledge and Skills:

  • College degree in Construction Management, Construction Technology, Accounting or related field of study, preferred
  • Strong computer skills including Excel and Bluebeam
  • Experience with JD Edwards or related programs and/or On-Screen or other Takeoff program a plus
  • Estimating experience and basic knowledge of residential construction is ideal
  • Ability to read bid sets, architectural plans as well as construct cost estimates is a plus
  • Experience conducting bid analysis is a plus
  • Analytical, detail-minded, with strong organizational skills
  • Team oriented and a good communicator with both internal and external customers
  • Self-motivated to be able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • A problem solver who can take ownership of projects

The schedule of this position will be Monday - Friday from 8 AM - 5 PM plus additional hours as necessary.

Excellent hourly rate, bonus potential plus a comprehensive benefits package including profit sharing and 401(k) plans.

Join a special team that works together to make Drees a successful company and a rewarding place to work!

Job Requirements:


Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug-Free Work Place

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