Job Opening Construction Estimator

Boise Location

Construction Estimator

When you work for Hawkins Companies, you’re joining a company of loyal, seasoned professionals who are proud of where they work. Our average employee tenure is over 10 years, and several have been with us for 20 years. Our high employee retention means you’re collaborating with experienced people who bring a wealth of knowledge to complex projects. We’re problem solvers at our core, and we love what we do.

Job Summary:

The Construction Cost Estimator/Pre-Construction Services will be responsible for preparing complete detailed accurate cost estimates for multiple types of construction projects.  This a full time salaried exempt position with full benefits available.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Candidates Must Have Extensive Experience in Multi – Family Construction Management and Land Development
  • Present and explain cost estimates to owners, designers and development teams. Works with those teams throughout the process to help determine the general requirements on each project
  • Utilize the appropriate company and industry historical data for pricing estimates.
  • Estimates quantities and unit costs needed to determine project costs, providing consideration for general and special conditions
  • Develop and prepare conceptual estimates with minimal assistance using preliminary or conceptual design documents/information
  • Attend pre-design meetings
  • Monitor budget and design progress and identify any potential risks
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quantity take-offs for select scopes
  • Prepare detailed critical path job schedules
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Will report directly to the Director of Construction


Required Skills /Abilities:

  • Thorough understanding of civil engineering principles, practices, and tools
  • Thorough understanding of contracts, plans, specifications, and regulations
  • Thorough understanding of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of buildings, bridges, roads, and other related structures
  • Ability to remain flexible and efficient in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to identify and solve complex problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be both creative and analytical
  • Extremely detail-oriented and accurate
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Xcel, Microsoft Project and Bluebeam
  • Maintain strong work and personal ethics
  • Self-starter that takes sincere pride in your work
  • A team player that can work well with others and can effectively receive direction and direct others
  • Well organized, able to plan, prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to interact, develop and maintain positive professional relationships at all levels of personnel


Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science, Construction Management, or Civil Engineering preferred
  • At least 10 years of construction/estimating experience required
  • Previous experience estimating projects between $5-$100 million. Previous experience estimating commercial retail, multifamily, hospitality and warehouse
  • Extensive knowledge of industry practices, procedures and market trends

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be able to travel to various project sites
  • Must be able to access and navigate job sites and construction areas

Work Hours & Benefits

Position is full-time in our Boise office. We offer a competitive benefit package. Our desirable downtown location puts us in the heart of Boise’s best restaurants, shopping, and entertainment district. Our office is inspired by the creativity and culture of our city. We showcase local artwork throughout our space, and, as a team, we frequent performances at our neighboring Knitting Factory Concert House. With a full kitchen, library and workout facility our office is designed to be the optimal work environment with all the amenities that maximize employee productivity and fulfillment.

What to Expect Next

Please email your resume to and we’ll be in touch!  If you look like the right fit for our position, our Director of HR will be reaching out to schedule an interview with you to learn more about your career interests and goals. In the meantime, we encourage you to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn or our Website.