Estimator – Stuart, FL

Do you go over and beyond to exceed your customer’s expectations?  Do you thrive using your estimating and creative problem solving skills in challenging situations?  If so, Benchmark III Corporation wants to hear from you!  Benchmark is a leading general contractor specializing in concrete and structural work.  We are seeking a talented, take charge estimator to assist our Chief Estimator in producing job bids, change order estimating and on site job-related support.   This is your opportunity to shine and use your skills on a range of projects from multi million dollar homes to commercial buildings.     So, if you like a fast pace and challenge, read on!

Why Benchmark III?

  • We are a solid company in business over 20 years with a strong company culture based on a culture of excellence
  • We “Make It Happen” by living our core values of quality, honesty and consistency
  • We have very low turnover – most of our employees have worked here for 10+ years
  • We provide a relaxed and family oriented office environment that is drama-free – we enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded professionals
  • We live and die by paying attention to details and executing quality work
  • We have steadily grown since the downturn and continue to grow


Snapshot of key accountabilities:


  • Assist the Chief Estimator in establishing budgets
  • Analyze blueprints to prepare estimates including material, equipment, labor and services
  • Establish project timeline
  • Create scope of work associated with estimate for proposal documentation and submittal
  • Review plan changes and create revised budgets
  • Minimize company exposure and risk
  • Ensure that all project reports and documents are correct and accurate
  • Ensure timely change order creation and billing
  • Update estimating takeoffs and cost estimates dictated by market trends associated with labor, material and equipment
  • Consult with engineers, architects, clients, vendors, or field management to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues


Traits required for success:


  • Possess drive, determination and a self-disciplined approach to achieving our high quality standards
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at a time in a fast paced environment while maintaining continuity of work flow despite interruptions
  • Extreme sense of urgency combined with getting work done in complete and accurate detail in accordance with our high standards
  • Creative problem solver
  • Very thorough follow up of delegated work
  • Minimizes the company’s exposure to risk
  • High energy level and willing to work hours necessary to complete a project


Skills/Experience/Knowledge Required:


Must haves:


  • Minimum 4 years experience in construction and 2 years estimating experience
  • College degree in construction in lieu of experience – we will train!
  • Experience with estimating, scheduling, material costs and customer service
  • Strong blueprint reading skills
  • Understand the basics of building codes in divisions 3,4,5, and 6
  • Understand how building is done in the field and materials used,  i.e. knowledge of how concrete is poured, what kind of concrete to use, etc.
  • Knowledge of OSHA safety requirements
  • Proficient with MS Office


Of value:

  • Experience estimating shell construction as well as general contractor projects
  • Timberline estimating software
  • Ability to do conceptual estimates
  • Bilingual