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Title Construction Estimator
Location Columbus, NE

Construction Estimators compile cost and quality of construction projects. Negotiating with and hiring subcontractors and working with engineers, architects and vendors.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Estimating Duties:

  1. Prepares bids and cost estimates that address every part of a building project.
  2. Calculates the total cost of building projects.
  3. Oversees and consults with salesman and draftsperson for development of prints.
  4. Helps keep building projects within the client’s budget limitations.
  5. Makes sure that all cost estimates submitted by a contractor are as accurate as possible.
  6. Examines buildings that are in poor condition to determine the costs of repairs.
  7. Works with surveyors to estimate the types and amounts of materials needed to complete the construction job.
  8. Estimates the cost of equipment needed for a job.
  9. Estimates costs of inclement weather and unforeseen events.
  10. Consults with experts to get advice on difficult cost estimations.
  11. Estimates labor costs for a project.
  12. Evaluates the cost effectiveness of a product’s use and makes changes where necessary to improve overall cost effectiveness.
  13. Develops complete budgets and plans for projects.
  14. Tracks all costs from the inception of the building project to its conclusion.
  15. Re-figures cost estimates when necessary.
  16. Submits customized reports to clients.
  17. Offers advice to contractors as to whether or not it is cost effective to try different materials or products.


  1. Communication Proficiency.
  2. Leadership.
  3. Mathematical Skills.
  4. Mechanical Knowledge.
  5. Teamwork Orientation.
  6. Valid driver’s license. Must have good motor vehicle record.
  7. Familiar with project management softwares to include MS Project, Excel, Timberline Estimating.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

Time is spent in an office environment, working in high pressure situations facing strict deadlines and/or on occasion at construction job site.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Hours of work are Monday through Friday or as determined by employees manager.


Some travel is required from time to time.

Required Education and Experience

  1. High school diploma or greater.
  2. Trade school, 2 year.
  3. Good understanding of construction processes and building science.
  4. Two to three year experience working in the construction industry.
  5. 1 year estimating experience
  6. OSHA 10 hour certification.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

or Email resume to: or mail your resume to: Central Confinement Service, Ltd PO Box 1332 Columbus, NE 68602 Central Confinement Service, LTD. offers a competitive starting salary and an excellent benefits package including medical and dental insurance, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), paid holidays, paid vacation, training opportunities and more.