Career Opportunity: Lead Estimator

At Rosenblum Development (RDC), we create and sustain better spaces to build stronger communities. Driving this innovation is a team of career-minded individuals that always goes above and beyond, has innate attention to detail, and takes the long view in everything they do. As we grow our portfolio and further our vision of delivering properties that are greener, healthier and smarter, we are seeking a Lead Estimator who will embody RDC core values and contribute to our track record of delivering successful projects with extraordinary quality and customer service. Reporting to the Vice President, Construction & Design, the Lead Estimator is responsible for producing quality and timely estimates and coordinating with the development department for new construction and renovation projects.


  • Foster and maintain building material supplier, vendor and subcontractor relationships.
  • Responsible for producing quality preconstruction, construction, design/build, and hard bid estimates; including concept, design development and construction phases.
  • Perform estimating including material take-offs and obtain subcontractor bids/proposals to inform project budget.
  • Assist with budget evaluation of sustainable building products.
  • Product research and development.
  • Ability to maintain accurate pricing of labor and materials in a changing market.
  • Conduct site visits to ensure accuracy of estimates when needed.
  • Work with the project design team and development department to generate trade scopes of work for sub/vendor pricing.
  • Promote sustainability and energy-efficiency throughout design and development.
  • Seek cost reduction and value engineering opportunities.
  • Assist in the transfer of information including job kick-off meetings.
  • Provides back-up support to department administrative staff as required.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Knowledge of construction means and methods.
  • Knowledge of building systems (e.g. HVAC, electrical) and phasing of construction.
  • Proficiency with safety procedures and OHSA regulations. Formal OHSA training a plus.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, and time management skills, with the ability to effectively management competing priorities. Exemplary initiative and work ethic with a desire to learn and grow.
  • Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures with ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable, and courteous service to internal customers.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, with proven ability to build and maintain quality relationships with tenants, stakeholders, architects, engineers, vendors, subcontractors, and team members and to work effectively with a diverse community.


  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Working knowledge of construction contracts, subcontracts, and invoices (AIA format) preferred.
  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field of study (e.g., construction management, architecture, engineering); equivalent experience may substitute for degree.
  • Experience in a general contracting and real estate development environment; working in occupied spaces.
  • Ability to work with sensitive files and maintain confidentiality; must pass criminal background check.
  • Computer literate, with intermediate to advanced skills using with common business software/applications (e.g., Microsoft Office suite) and ability to adapt to new technology. Intermediate to advanced experience with construction management software (e.g., Procore, Microsoft Project) preferred.

COVID-19 Considerations

As a condition of employment, all new employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their start date.

Requests for exceptions and reasonable accommodations must be initiated by the applicant during the hiring process.  All such requests will be handled in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and the Workplace Safety and Health policies of RDC.

All medical information collected from individuals, including vaccination information, will be treated in accordance with applicable laws and policies on confidentiality and privacy.

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RDC offers competitive compensation, paid time off, company-paid health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, and a company-matched 401(k) plan, along with training and career advancement opportunities.

How to Apply:

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If this opportunity sounds right for you, please provide your resume, your salary requirements and a cover letter describing you and your relevant experience to This is a direct-hire opportunity.

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