Senior Estimator

The future is yours to build … Are you in? 

Build your career in a big way with Dana B. Kenyon Company.

How you’ll benefit:

  • DBK offers a competitive salary
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) + paid holidays, with no waiting period
  • Group Health Insurance (PPO and HMO, ancillary products such as Dental, Vision, FSA, Long Term Disability and AFLAC Benefits
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance and an Employee Assistance Program

Beyond the benefits, we also provide you with the training and career development you need to be successful. We work hard, celebrate our people and our partners, provide opportunities to give back to the community, and constantly strive to be sure our purpose is clear and lived out from the very top of our organization.

Why DBK?

Our purpose and vision are focused on our people which will provide solutions and innovations to help our clients serve their customers and improve communities. We Build Relationships, and that is primarily how we measure our success.

DBK recognizes the pivotal role each position plays in our organization. Our leadership and team members work together to deliver the highest quality projects to our clients and their customers. Our collaboration and whatever-it-takes approach is what sets us apart.

Headquartered in Jacksonville, FL since 1983, DBK is recognized both regionally and nationally as an industry leader and is known for managing some of the most challenging projects with innovative solutions in both the private and public sectors. DBK offers delivery methods that are tailored to meet the client’s needs, including Design-Build, Construction Management, and General Contracting. This has led to win-win solutions and a high percentage of repeat business in our preferred markets.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for a Senior Estimator with 5-10 years of commercial/ industrial construction experience to join in our success. Applicants in our core areas of expertise including healthcare, transportation, industrial and financial institutions will be considered a plus, along with proven pre-construction experience with design-build and CMAR delivery methods.

What you’ll do:

  • Effectively lead project bid teams.
  • Provide preconstruction services for design-build / assist projects up to $50,000,000 to include estimating of design progress packages, value engineering, constructability reviews, schedule reviews, managing the design / build process and identifying long lead items.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with owners, developers, owner representatives, designers, subcontractors and vendors.
  • Lead or assist in the Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualifications (RFP) response processes.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Develop scopes of work and accurately solicit pricing proposals from subcontractors and vendors.
  • Assist bid team during preparation of inquiries and final evaluation of submitted bids as required.
  • Prepare conceptual estimates with minimal project information, detailed construction estimates for all types of projects, and estimates for all stages of design from conceptual through final construction documents.
  • Assist project management team with project buyout as needed.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining estimating software and in the development of historical cost for estimating databases.
  • Compile and maintain bid history documents.
  • Estimate extra work items, change orders, credit, procuring materials, etc.
  • Manage the input of all subcontractor and supplier bids during the bid analysis process.
  • Organize bid team so each supporting individual involved knows responsibilities and deadlines.
  • Manage estimating support personnel when assigned to the bid team.
  • Demonstrate exceptional presentation and sales skills while assisting and serving on RFP / interview teams.
  • Perform additional assignments as required.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

  • 4 year college degree or equivalent combinations technical training and/or related experience
  • 5-10 years of experience in commercial/ industrial estimating, cost control, and/or engineering experience (at least 5 years estimating experience) in similar facility construction
  • Thorough knowledge of estimating best practices, quantity surveying, construction materials and construction means and methods
  • Ability to develop strategic relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Extensive knowledge of commercial and industrial projects,
  • Thorough understanding of competitive bid, negotiated, shortlisted project procurement methods
  • Thorough understanding of design-build, construction management and general construction project delivery methods
  • Ability to act as primary estimating lead on projects with minimum oversight.
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Analytical skills and mathematical aptitude.
  • Experience in using estimating software, quantity surveying software, building and civil and bid solicitation software.
  • Ability to handle multiple bid projects at the same time.
  • Demonstrate ability for accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Effective leadership, organizational and time management skills.
  • Team oriented with ability to collaborate with other project team members.

How to join our Team:

If you’re looking for a long-term partnership with a reputable organization and a proven track record of success, click “apply now,” or email your resume to

This is not a remote position. Ideal candidate shall be located in or moving to the Jacksonville, FL area.

Resumes kept in strict confidence.

Dana B. Kenyon Company is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.

We are personally dedicated to delivering construction solutions that enable our clients to serve their customers and positively impact people and our communities.

Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs of weight.
Must be able to stand and sit for long periods of time.
Must be present in the office for teamwork and collaboration.