Assistant Estimator

Nichols Contracting, Inc. (NCI) is a family-owned and operated Construction and Contracting business headquartered in Columbia, MD with offices in Venice, Royal Palm Beach, and Orange City, FL with a team of 150 employees. NCI is a full-service general contractor focused on providing premier services in all aspects of the construction process, from concept to completion. We manage a broad range of commercial construction projects, including new construction, tenant fit outs, and renovations. NCI services a diverse group of markets including federal, state, and local governments, as well as a variety of corporate and special industry organizations that require complex life safety and critical infrastructure needs.

The Assistant Sales Estimator will coordinate and produce the proposal (RFI, ITT, RFP etc.) document. Responsibilities include introduction and implementation of all necessary document version control procedures and processes. This role requires the highest levels of attention to detail, the ability to work under pressure, and the ability to meet demanding deadlines.  Duties to include but not limited to: 

  • Conduct quantity take-offs and material quantity estimates based on project drawings and specifications
  • Assist in preparing detailed cost estimates, including labor, materials, equipment, and overhead costs
  • Collaborate with senior estimators to compile comprehensive bid proposals that align with project requirements and client expectations
  • Communicate with suppliers and subcontractors to obtain competitive quotes and ensure accurate pricing for project components
  • Analyze historical cost data and industry trends to inform accurate cost projections and enhance the competitiveness of bids
  • Maintain organized and up-to-date documentation of all estimating activities, ensuring accessibility for project reference and audits
  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather necessary information and ensure alignment between estimates and project goals
  • Stay informed about industry best practices, emerging technologies, and market trends to enhance estimating skills and contribute to the continuous improvement of the estimating process
  **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**  

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a related field is preferred
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team and take direction from senior estimators

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Ability to independently ascend and descend stairs
  • Ability to independently reach, twist, and bend
  • Ability to independently remain stationary for extended periods of time
  • Ability to independently lift up to 30 pounds when required by work assignment

Benefits: 401k, Health Insurance, PTO, Employer Paid Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Holidays and much more

Salary: Competitive Salary plus performance based Bonus incentives

  **$5,000 Sign-On Bonus**