Goldbelt, Inc.

Estimator (Construction)

Job Locations US-PA-Allison Park
Program/Project Management
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Goldbelt Operations Support Services, LLC (GbOSS) offers expert construction, renovation, and support services. GbOSS has expertise in construction, renovation, and support services, from design-build to finish work. GbOSS utilizes a skillset as general contractors to assist federal clients and is 8(a) certified.



The estimator will work closely with many other professionals including consultants, subcontractors, and operations personnel to provide the most accurate and comprehensive financial and budget analysis for our company.  The estimator's primary job is to be familiar with various regulatory and permitting requirements, perform mathematical calculations for takeoffs, and solicit and obtain quotes from vendors and subcontractors to establish the costs needed for labor and materials to complete a construction project.  It is essential for the estimator to be intimately familiar with construction means and methods when reviewing design plans and specifications for bidding.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Prepare detailed estimates for the project based on the construction drawings and specifications
  • Communicate bids and scopes of work
  • Prepare a detailed estimate by completing quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate input, and studies for all items incorporated in the assigned scope
  • Prepare and assemble bids and proposals for different contract types (Lump Sum, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), Cost Plus, etc.)
  • Lead the document management for the project, including receiving drawings and specifications, providing the proper file structure and distribution to all parties
  • Serve as liaison with subcontractors, the design team (architects, engineers, consultants), and client
  • Point of contact for managing assigned trade subcontractors and distributing information
  • Support contractibility reviews through communication with the project team, designers, and subcontractor market
  • Develop a value analysis study by defining alternatives to the proposed scope that are more cost-efficient
  • Responsible for understanding all factors required for a comprehensive trade package scope including contract documents, site logistics, schedule, coordination, means and methods
  • Coordinate with Operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that General Conditions and General Requirement items are properly addressed in the estimate
  • Prepare scope requisitions for assigned trades as required; coordinate with the project team to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps
  • Prepare a comparison analysis to the previous estimate for the assigned scope
  • Obtain and evaluate subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work
  • Document information into Bid Recording Sheet, organize and participate in Post Bid Review
  • Manage action items from Post Bid and finalize subcontract scope
  • Make recommendations to the Project Lead for award
  • Supervise Assistant Estimators and/or Interns as assigned
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to occasionally climb permanent and temporary stairs, climb ladders, negotiate work areas under construction, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in an office or on-site at the construction work site
  • In the on-site setting, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock
  • May perform other duties as necessary or assigned


Necessary Skills and Knowledge:

  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals

Minimum Qualification:

  • Five (5) or more years of construction experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years’ related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Proven written and verbal communication abilities; proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills


Compensation:  $80,000-$100,000 Annually.


Pay and Benefits

At Goldbelt, we value and reward our team's dedication and hard work. We provide a competitive base salary commensurate with your qualifications and experience. Our annual incentive compensation plan is designed to reward your contributions to Goldbelt's success. It's a profit-sharing initiative tied to our strategic objectives, demonstrating that your efforts directly impact our achievements. As an employee, you'll also enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with company matching, tax-deferred savings options, supplementary benefits, paid time off, and professional development opportunities.


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