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Cost Estimator

We are looking for a part-time Cost Estimator to join the team! The Cost Estimator will collect and analyze data to estimate time, money, materials, and labor required for a variety of residential remodeling tasks for both small and large projects.

You must have knowledge of a broad range of construction methods and techniques such as:

Read and interpret plans

Basic knowledge of electrical and plumbing


Painting and finishing

Air Sealing


Drywall work

Tile work

Roofing phases

Green Building Practices

Your responsibilities will include the following:

  • Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time, materials, and labor expenses
  • Read blueprints and technical documents to prepare estimates
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors on estimates
  • Consult with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues
  • Use computer software to calculate estimates (e.g. UDA, Builder Trend)
  • Evaluate a product’s cost-effectiveness or profitability
  • Recommend ways to make a product more cost effective or profitable
  • Work with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients
  • Develop project plans for the duration of the project

You will have the following qualities:

  • Strong attention to detail for all phases of remodeling
  • Responsible and organized, able to coordinate and supervise among various jobs
  • Committed to excellent customer service, has good communication skills, and works well with others
  • Motivated and Independent self-starter
  • Computer and smart phone proficient
  • Non-smoker, drug & alcohol-free on the job
  • Has a valid WA driver's license and a good driving record
  • Clean, well-kept appearance

In return we offer

  • Competitive compensation
  • Paid time off
  • Health/dental/rx and life insurance benefits
  • Simple IRA retirement plan

When responding to this posting please include the following:

  • Past work experience.
  • Why would you be an asset to our company?
  • Tell us something interesting about yourself.

Ready to apply?

Send resume, introduction and any other required information to be considered.


About Olga Lockhart

Olga Lockhart, Marketing Manager for Pathway Design & Construction, researches, analyzes, and writes about these key topics: Universal Design, Aging in Place, Northwest building & Seattle remodeling trends, air quality issues, and solutions, during construction. She's also willing to chat about travel and culture out of the office.

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