Estimator-Idaho Falls

Company Name:  Baker Concrete Construction, Inc

Idaho Falls, ID, US, 83401

Req ID: 4423
Travel: Up to 25%
Number of Openings: 1 


If you’re driven to accomplish great things, Baker is looking for you. As the nation’s leading specialty concrete contractor, Baker has constructed every type of concrete structure imaginable in more than 1,200 cities across the U.S. Today, more than 5,000 co-workers proudly wear the Baker logo.


At Baker, you’ll do more, be more, and gain more with a company that puts the key to success in your hands. Join an elite team that recognizes commitment and supports your professional growth; that believes focus + hard work + smarts equals opportunity; that provides more options to take your career to the next level. You’ll achieve more in a day, in a year, and in your career than you thought possible. Apply today — we’re ready to build.



The Estimator is responsible to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for assigned projects, applying knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, and/or processes. The Estimator is also expected to follow-up with clients, in an effort to overcome obstacles that could stand in the way of being awarded the contract. For awarded contracts, the Estimator provides on-going cost estimate support to operations.

Roles and Responsibilities

The Estimator will perform the following duties in a safe, productive, and effective manner:

  • Identifies and quantifies construction elements
  • Enters quantities into appropriate software program for pricing
  • Provides initial data for entry into Commence software
  • Provides Contracts Department with applicable specifications documents to identify insurance requirements 
  • Sends new contracts for “Corporate” review 
  • Identifies, contacts, and creates relationships with vendors/suppliers in order to assess vendor/supplier capabilities for specific project
  • Analyzes and scopes vendors/suppliers to determine best value and project continuity
  • Based on analysis, proactively works to persuade vendors and/or suppliers to commit to best pricing
  • Completes estimate:
    • Assembles quantities in pricing format to reflect bid form requirements
    • Creates baseline job duration
      Determines what special equipment might be job specific
    • Applies best value vendors/subs to estimate
  • Identifies to whom we are bidding and prepares bid form, bid proposal letter and/or qualifications
    • Researches construction history for techniques related to job elements and productivity, value enhancing, value engineering, and alternative constructability
    • Ensures “Standard Conditions” are included in every proposal 
    • Includes proposal language that allows for reductions of 50% when job is 50% complete; also attempts to get language that allows for final retentions when 60 days of completion of Baker work
  • Packages and sends proposal on time; reviews with Operations for productivity/manpower, etc.
  • Follows up with client personally to ensure bid receipt and to identify potential obstacles in closing the deal 
  • Develops client relationship for current and future jobs 
  • Collects data on lost jobs to monitor competition and market
  • Provides info to Marketing for commence update after bid
  • Tracks project until awarded
  • Contacts Chief Estimator/Estimating Manager when award is made
  • Sets-up transition meeting for Project Manager
  • Copies pricing, quotes, pertinent proposal information for Project Manager
  • Prepares rough schedule for job duration including cash flow and man-hour requirements
  • Sets meeting time for Project Manager and Project Manager’s invitees
  • Conveys understanding of low-qualified vendors/subs and commitments to subs and General Contractor’s
  • Provides overview of job and proposal to Project Manager and operations support
  • Communicates General Contractor’s/owner’s schedule and needs with field supervision 
  • Reviews potential operations alternatives
  • Prices changes within necessary timeframe 
  • Assists project team in receiving approval within 60 days of submittals 


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, accounting or related field from an accredited college or university and 3 years’ related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proficiency in Estimating software (such as Timberline, UScost, WinEst) 


The following competencies are needed to successfully perform this job:

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, and government regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Good listening skills
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to calculate area and volume 
  • Must be able to interface with clients and co-workers
  • Ability to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Ability to factor safety and OSHA requirements into estimates 

When you join Baker, you become part of a team that is driven to do more. We offer an excellent pay and benefits package, extensive training, and a culture that is built on the values of People, Honor, and Grit. 


Baker is an EOE Disability/Veterans Employer.


Applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation for any or part of the application process may make their requests known by emailing or calling 1-513-539-4000 and asking for HR.


Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Idaho Falls