Senior Level Estimator

Las Vegas, NV posted on December 20

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The Company

Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. (SLA) was founded in 1974 and provides construction services as a general contractor, construction manager and design/builder serving a variety of clients in the retail, entertainment, multi-unit, educational, commercial, governmental, institutional and industrial markets. The company currently has 2 offices in Minnesota and Nevada. 

The company’s core target is to be a nationally recognized Asian-American owned enterprise with a national footprint and $300 million in revenue by March 2022.

The core focus of the company is to Build Better Lives through client-focused solutions for complex construction projects. Building Better Lives looks beyond the physical building and looks at the creation and use of the building and how it will provide better lives through learning, living, and working for everyone. Client focused solutions for complex construction projects compel us to learn and understand the owner’s goals and drives us to ensure a successful project for the client.

Improving Lives by Building with Integrity and PRIDE is our commitment statement to ourselves, which commits us to the core purpose and values of SLA


              Integrity – Do I do the right thing even when no one is watching or looking?

              Professionalism – Do I work and represent myself and SL in a manner that I am proud of?

              Respect – Do I respect others and have I earned their respect?

              Ingenuity – Do I seek to improve the current situation?

              Determination – Do I do my best and demonstrate a commitment to get the job done?

              Excellence – Do I have completely satisfied clients and colleagues?

Job Description

This individual will be responsible for effectively and accurately directing and coordinating all activities relating to project budgeting and bid proposals. Responsible for the management of all pre-construction planning, pre-bid attendance, bid management , and estimating activities of the estimating staff(and for self-assigned projects). This is a management position. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work and communicate with the Client and Architect, work with Design Development drawings through Construction drawings and have proven construction estimating experience as well as a complete understanding of contractual requirements, design drawings and project specifications including, but not limited to:

  • Working and understanding of various stages of drawings and concepts for the project
  • Ability to convey project scope with means and methods to the client/owner
  • Creative and thoughtful planning for project logistics
  • Ability to ensure accurate and comparative Subcontractor pricing and scope
  • Ensuring that estimates are completed on time and accurately
  • Obtain all bid documents to submit for review
  • Attend pre-bid meetings
  • Interpret blueprints, specs and addendums to prepare quantity take offs, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Submit requests for information to the architect/client for any discrepancies or missing information in the bid documents
  • Submit complete and reviewed bids by deadlines
  • Maintain accurate, complete and updated project plans, specifications, correspondence and estimating documentation on projects, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Soliciting and evaluating subcontractor pricing information
  • Conceptual and DD Budgets & Control Estimates
  • Cost Analysis, construction means and methods, value engineering and project scheduling


  • 8 years’ experience in construction estimating with 1 year experience in Las Vegas/Hospitality/Entertainment/Restaurant/Retail market preferred
  • Bachelor Degree in Construction Management, Administration or equivalent
  • Preferably experience  with projects up to $100M
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Must know Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must be self-motivated & punctual
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow up skills both internally and externally
  • Experience with On-Screen Take Off, D. Profiler, BIM, Isqft, MC2 is a plus
  • LEED AP or LEED GA is a plus
  • Willingness to travel if required


  • Health, Dental, Life and Disability options
  • Paid Vacations
  • Holidays and PTO
  • 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan and a flexible spending account