Light Industrial Construction Estimator

Rosemont, Illinois Permanent USD90,000 - USD115,000 per year
  • Join an established family owned general contractor in Chicago
  • High Base Salary, Bonus Potential, Growth Potential, DE&I Initiatives

About Our Client

Our client is a National ENR ranked GC headquartered in the Western Suburbs of Chicago. They have several offices across the country, bringing in over $500 Million in revenue annually. With over 150 employees nationwide, they do 95% repeat business with several fortune 500 companies. The Chicago office is looking for an Estimator to be an essential part of pre construction for a nationwide GC.

  • Project type: Light Industrial, Warehouses, Distribution Centers
  • Office location: Rosemont, IL
  • Have recently started branching more into the commercial space
  • $400M revenue in the Chicago Office
  • Industry leading compensation and benefits package
  • WFH flexibility

Job Description


  • Develop design build Estimates based on preliminary/concept level information
  • Perform lump sum/hard bid process leading a team
  • Perform detailed quantity surveys/take-offs both manually and electronically
  • Possess knowledge of and ability to develop detailed pricing (expertise in one or more trades as experience grows)
  • Perform Value Engineering/Value Analysis
  • Develop comparable building analysis
  • Perform building systems analysis and constructability reviews
  • Possess knowledge of cost and pricing trends and develop escalation analysis
  • Buyout/negotiate prime trade subcontracts
  • Develop detailed scopes of work by trade
  • Partner with Project Director of Industrial to support business development
  • Partner with Project Managers to grow our prime trade partner relations

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

B.S. in Construction Engineering or related technical area

  • 4+ years' experience in estimating with most recent experience working on Industrial Projects
  • Current experience in Distribution/Warehouse with projects
  • Current or prior experience in Cold Storage projects is a plus
  • Established relationships with architects/engineers that focus on industrial market
  • Established regional relationships with subcontractors focused on distribution centers
  • Established national relationships with traveling subcontractors focused on distribution centers
  • Established relationship with specialty MEP design build subcontractors
  • Work from Chicagoland Office

What's on Offer

  • A competitive base salary between $90,000 - $115,000
  • Opportunity to work on high profile projects
  • Competitive bonus structure, project/profit based
  • Medical insurance including dental and vision (100% coverage for individual and dependents)
  • Generous 401K structure
  • Vehicle allowance
  • Company profit sharing
  • Robust career advancement opportunity
  • Strong training programs
  • Generous PTO/personal days/sick days
  • Company wide events
  • Company phone and laptop provided
  • DE&I Initiative
  • Family oriented company
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