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Performance Contracting, Inc. Estimator in Grimes, Iowa

Company Overview

Performance Contracting Group is a national employee-owned specialty contractor that offers quality services and products to the commercial, industrial and non-residential construction markets. We are committed to recruiting, developing and advancing employees from a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, as well as supporting a culture of safety and inclusiveness that allows you to contribute to your fullest potential. We place high value on training and professional development, encouraging you to broaden and strengthen your unique skill sets so you can fully realize your potential.

Job Description

PCI is seeking an experienced Estimator for its PCI Des Moines operations based in Grimes, Iowa . This individual will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Performing quantitative takeoffs on construction projects

  • Establish labor productivities for estimate

  • Maintain positive relationships with area vendors for competitive material and equipment pricing.

  • Solicit subcontractor pricing for work done outside of our self-perform group.

  • Understand the market conditions including competitive approach, backlog, level or risk for work and other factors for establishing margin percentages.

  • Be involved in the internal bid reviews with supervisors and project team.

  • Participate in the customer alignment objectives of the branch by creating and maintaining positive customer relations.

  • Contract administration for secured projects.

  • Prepare wage and benefit schedules.

  • Assist in the hand-off of secured projects to the Operations Team.

  • Assist in other duties as assigned such as change order management or billings depending on the project(s).


Basic Requirements

  • At least 3 years of estimating construction projects.

  • Experience with estimating/project management/managingcommercial Drywall, Metal Stud, and Acoustical Ceiling scopesof construction.

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong ability to read, understand and interpret specifications and drawings for PCI’s scopes of work

  • Strong record of establishing and maintaining customer relationships.

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

  • High level of attention to detail and cost analysis.

  • Ability to accurately read schedules for sequencing and durations of applicable scopes of work.

  • Proficiency with computer takeoff & estimating software such as On-Screen Takeoff and Quickbid.

Preferred Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science or Construction Management

  • Experience with working with union representatives is preferred.

  • OSHA Certification

  • Local to metro Des Moines area is preferred

This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.


At Performance Contracting our employees are our greatest asset. We put our people first and are proud to provide a comprehensive benefits package designed to meet the needs of our employees at every stage of life.

In our commitment to fostering an environment where everyone can thrive personally and professionally, we offer:

  • Competitive pay

  • Incentive bonus plan

  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with match

  • Medical, prescription drug, dental and vision insurance plans with flexible spending account option

  • Life insurance, accidental death and disability benefits

  • Employee assistance program (EAP)

  • Flexible paid time off policy and paid holidays

PCG provides equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

PCG is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Please note this job description is not designed to 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.


Performance Contracting Group and its affiliates will not accept unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters without a signed Fee Agreement in place. Vendor solicitation should be directed to the Corporate Recruitment Department directly; as such, firms that circumvent the required compliant process will be barred from submitting candidates. In the absence of a signed fee agreement, PCG does not recognize any claim on a candidate by a third party, will consider unsolicited resumes the property of the company and reserves the right to engage and hire those candidates without any financial responsibility to the third party vendor.


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Job Locations US-IA-Grimes

Posted Date 1 month ago (6/17/2024 10:21 AM)

Job ID 2024-5752

Category Construction Management

Type Full-Time