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DonahueFavret Seeks Commercial Construction Estimator

Position Summary

As an experienced Commercial Construction Estimator for DonahueFavret Contractors, Inc. (DFC) with 5(+) years of commercial estimating experience, you possess strong people skills and work as a liaison to the subcontractor community. You have the ability to look beyond basic information and ask the right questions in order to complete a project cost evaluation. You are a collaborative and passionate advocate for customers, empowering and informing them throughout a project. You provide innovative solutions to complex issues on a project-by-project basis as they relate to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials. Throughout this process, you make reliable estimations as it relates to cost across all scopes of work.

It is the policy of DonahueFavret to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.


Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Construction Management or similar field preferred.


  • Strength in conceptual budgeting, negotiated GMPs, competitive hard bids on plans and specs
  • Proven subcontractor relationships


  • Proficiency in estimating and scheduling software such as ICE, Project Scheduler 6, and On-Screen Takeoff
  • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook