Construction Estimator, 3499

Nations Roof
Location Boise, ID
Date Posted January 29, 2018
Category Commercial/Residential
Job Type Full Time


We are seeking an dynamic, ambitious, assertive individual who thrives in a conceptual and conscientious based environment. The Commercial Roofing Estimator is responsible for preparing accurate, timely estimates and contract negotiation on potential projects.

Nations Roof is one of the largest and fastest growing commercial roofing contractors, ranked #4 in 2017 Top Roofing Contractors in the US.  We were founded to give today’s businesses a clear choice for trustworthy, cost-effective roofing solutions. At Nations Roof, we embrace safety as an important part of a job well done. Nations Roof is an expert in every type of roofing, waterproofing, coating, green and metal system application. Our emphasis is not just project based: we work to understand the budgets, solutions and maintenance that fit best with all roofing assets.  

We offer more than a job….we offer a challenging career in a company that values our employees. 

(Please No Recruiter calls to the local office)


  • Monitor bid opportunities, prepare bid packages, and solicit subcontractor and vendor proposals
  • Read takeoffs from plans/specs for projects
  • Estimate, compile bids and generate proposals so that they are completed on time
  • Make site visits to collect bidding information
  • Work in tandem with sales staff to prepare proposals for completion before prospective customer due date
  • Assist in winning new business by reviewing estimates within established parameters (Bid Review)
  • Review/prepare proposed project bids in accordance with company bidding procedures, with essential overall cost accuracy
  • Review contracts for accuracy in price and scope
  • Prepare submittal packages
  • Prepare notice of award for manufacturer guarantees
  • Prepare change order estimates for approval
  • Prepare purchase orders request
  • Participate in pre-construction meetings
  • Participate in pre-job meetings with handoff from estimating to project management on assigned projects
  • Coordinate project activities to attain successful goals on all projects by focusing attention to on time and in budget project completion
  • Complete project closeout documents
  • Participate in post-job review/analysis of actual costs to estimated costs through job cost system for use on future projects
  • Assist in winning profitable repeat business by cultivating customer relationships during management of projects


  • Knowledge of various roof systems, materials, construction process and design, code compliance and manufacturers requirements for warranty.
  • Commercial roofing industry experience
  • Blueprint reading skills and understanding of specifications
  • Ability to analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Programs (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point)
  • Outstanding communication and time management abilities
  • Ability to give instructions and clearly explain problems or situation
  • Understand complex problems and make decisions to benefit everyone as much as possible
  • Must be able to work well with others and within a company system
  • Lift and climb up and down a ladder
  • Must be team orientated
  • A valid driver’s license
  • High-school diploma or equivalent



  • Edge estimating software
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.


This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all of the responsibilities, duties and skill required of personnel so classified. 


Benefits Include:

Competitive wage and exceptional benefit package:

  • Medical, dental insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(K) retirement program with employer contribution 
  • Paid vacation and holidays


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and E-Verify compliant Employer.   Our company is a Drug Free Workplace.  Drug screens will be conducted on all new hires.  Prior to employment, the candidate must complete a satisfactory background check.


Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.


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