POSITION TITLE: Senior Estimator: High-end residential construction


REPORTING TO: Jeff King, President and Founder (www.linkedin.com/in/jeffkingandco)


LOCATION:  San Francisco, 94109 (8 blocks from BART). Flexible schedule/partial telecommute is acceptable.


OUR CLIENT: Jeff King & Company

Website: http://www.jeffkingandco.com/


Jeff King & Company is an award winning, general building contractor based in San Francisco. We combine painstaking craftsmanship, aesthetic understanding and sustainable building practices to create healthy, efficient and beautiful homes, for demanding clients.


We have been specializing in high-end residential construction in the San Francisco Bay area since 1999. During that time, we have honed our craftsmanship on everything from historic buildings to cutting-edge contemporary spaces. The results have earned us a long list of satisfied clients and awards. As our portfolio shows, we are passionate professionals who deliver dynamic, creative results.


We strongly believe that it’s the people who work here that make all the difference. As fine craftsmen, what we provide goes beyond tools and materials. It is a deep knowledge of building sciences, sustainable building practices, creative problem solving, and superior project management and administration. We have the perseverance to get every detail just right. Our passion stems from a desire to build something beautiful, and is fueled by the gratification of seeing clients ecstatic about their new home.


We understand the challenges associated with this charge, and we seek to equip every employee with the tools to succeed. Honesty, integrity and having fun are the values that infuse every interaction from the top down. We believe in a healthy work-life balance and rewarding our stellar employees with new opportunities to grow their careers and their craft. With field staff from all over the Bay Area, we invest in a company culture that fosters a sense of unity and recognizes phenomenal work.


With our 100% client satisfaction rating and steady business, Jeff King & Company seeks a Senior Estimator. This position will help us maintain our vision of a thriving and innovative future.  We are looking for talented, highly motivated, dedicated, career-oriented professionals to join our team. The right candidate knows that good estimating is part art, part science, in order to win the project, and please the client.


The position is posted here:  http://lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_206


You may visit these links to view the positions as well:  http://jeffkingandco.com/company/careers/


This is a full-time, salaried position.


Senior Estimator:

We seek a career oriented professional to become our Estimator and play a role in developing sales. This person will estimate and develop all projects from concept through contract. We are a fun group, looking for someone to fit in with our casual, but hardworking culture.


  • Preferably five years of experience in all phases of residential remodel construction – preferably high-end architect designed projects.
  • Minimum 3-5 years estimating experience.
  • Excellent computer skills, especially Excel. A big plus is knowledge of construction management software (especially Procore)
  • Ability to quickly read and understand blueprints/plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of building technologies and practices including Green building.
  • Ability to define schedules and job sequencing.
  • Ability to see difficult problems in the planning phase.
  • Precise and detail oriented.
  • Extremely organized.
  • Able to handle a high volume of estimating, and work quickly, efficiently and accurately.
  • A team player able to positively communicate well with all types of personalities.
  • Professional and conscientious.
  • Positive attitude with the energy to fulfill all job responsibilities.


Key Attributes for the position are:

Timely & Accurate Estimates. Includes: site visits; subcontractor pricing; take offs; RFI’s; $ qualification / quantification; preliminary schedules; final estimates

Timely & Comprehensive Job Packages, with Effective Ongoing Support of Production Teams. Includes: well-assembled scopes, schedules & specifications; effective handoff meetings; resource to PM’s

Effective Sales & Presentation Support, with Effective Pre-Construction Phase. Includes: strong presentations; value engineering; preliminary budgets & schedules; helping secure the sale; attractive sales & presentation packages

Solid Pool of Qualified Vendors. Includes: 3 deep in all critical phases; timely & accurate pricing from same; availability for estimates & projects; vendor review process/measurement; ongoing increased vendor capability

Solid Pool of Qualified Vendors. Includes: 3 deep in all critical phases; timely & accurate pricing from same; availability for estimates & projects; vendor review process/measurement; ongoing increased vendor capability

Effective Participant of Management Team. Includes: strategic focus; problem-solving; words into actions; effective meetings.



Bachelor’s degree is a plus. Construction management, architecture or related degree or study is a plus.



Opportunity to work for an award winning, stable, successful, growing residential construction company who cares about its reputation, clients, employees, projects, our community and the environment.


Additionally, we offer:

Competitive salary, in the range of $110k to $150k for an excellent, experienced Senior Estimator.

Medical and dental insurance benefits. Flexible spending account.

Profit Sharing.  401K plan. Paid holidays. Paid time off.

Vehicle allowance.

Cell phone allowance.

Education Stipend.



To be considered for this opportunity, please email your cover letter, resume and any project list/portfolio you wish to send. Subject line: Jeff King.

Please do not contact Jeff King directly.

Local candidates only at this time. No relocation provided.

Thank you for your consideration.


Lisa K. Locke

Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

Mail: P.O. Box 6746, Oakland, CA  94603

Phone/Fax: 510-533-2055

Email: lklocke@lockeandkey.com

Web: http://www.lockeandkey.com


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