Position Filled

We are seeking a Senior Estimator for a regional homebuilder that will support the Nashville and Chattanooga markets.

Experience in the homebuilding industry is preferred as the builder is growing fast.  Local and non-local candidates will be considered.  The comp, benefits, and opportunity for personal and professional growth are very strong for this opportunity.


  • Shortlist and finalize vendors and suppliers on upcoming projects
  • Generate profit margin reports on possible land deals in a timely manner
  • Produce budget reports on all new communities
  • Maintain all profit margin reports on all current running communities
  • Maintain master pricing for all current communities
  • Keep sales and marketing aware of all price increases passed on from executive directors
  • Oversee vendor list, keeping up to date and ongoing
  • Maintain subcontractor agreements
  • Maintain scopes of work for all trades
  • Keep option pricing up to date
  • Audit all vendors pricing and quantity takeoffs
  • Maintain and keep up to date, all community standards
  • Write all Variance Letters, along with other letters for county Approval
  • Obtain and maintain all elevation approvals as needed
  • Price and process all custom pricing requests


  • Negotiate with vendors and suppliers according to best pricing, quality of products and materials, and delivery specifications
  • Manage vendor and supplier relationships and assist in building effective partnerships
  • Generate and maintain margin reports on all new starts
  • Establish and maintain purchasing policies and ensure compliance
  • Manage and maintain the takeoffs and pricing inside Precision Builder
  • Follow-up and verify receipt of all credits for material overages and adjust takeoffs accordingly
  • Generate POs in stages in order to keep production moving
  • Build budgets in precision builder, once confirmed in Sage, lock down budget and confirm budget in IMS
  • Work closely with Operations to maintain productivity and maximum profitability
  • Work as a problem solver for sales and construction, to keep production moving
  • Verify net sheets, Exhibit A, and change orders are all correct, to minimize down time in the production of homes


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or 5-7 years of experience in estimating of materials in a home building environment
  • Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, and Precision Builder
  • Strong oral and written communication and negotiating skills; must be able to organize and coordinate between construction and sales
  • Knowledge of working with Precision Builder or other purchasing software
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Must be able to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment, meeting deadlines and maintaining accuracy


  • 401K
  • Health
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Short and Long Term Disability and a much more

Nashville, TN

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