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McKinstry Architectural Metals Estimator in Seattle, Washington

Architectural Metals Estimator

Location WA - Seattle

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At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a diverse and passionate ( group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors, and students. We believe the world needs curious, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented people who want to make our planet better. We are committed ( to strengthening our diversity through recruiting, developing, and retaining professionals from all backgrounds, and we believe that promoting diversity, equity, and inclusivity is an integral component of our continuing quest To Build a Thriving Planet. ( If you are looking to leave a purposeful mark on the world, then McKinstry is the place for you.

Here’s where you come in:

McKinstry is looking to add an Architectural Metals Estimator to our Architectural Metals division in Seattle. You will be joining an established and diverse team where you will be able to make an immediate impact. A successful employee will have excellent communication skills, enjoy working independently as well as with a team, and have a desire to grow professionally. If you thrive in a collaborative environment and are passionate about solving problems and achieving goals- this may be the right position for you!

Project Estimates:

As an Estimator, you will evaluate costs and constructability issues in preparing estimates and ensure the accuracy of the cost estimates. The ideal candidate possessed the ability to develop initial budgets and estimates with no engineering drawings or specifications. You will be coordinating and performing duties and responsibilities such as lead generation, customer services, and coordinating the start of a project.


As an Estimator, you will be responsible for establishing contacts within the industry. You will be expected to communicate with general contractors, architects, engineers, and subcontractors. You must possess the ability and confidence to interact with leaders within the industry. Developing estimates for potential subcontractors, putting together scope letters, and following through with communication until the project begins its build phase are top priorities in this position. You will succeed if you are a good listener, have self-autonomy, and enjoy learning. Being detail-oriented, organized, and having self-accountability will ensure you continue to grow with our organization.

What we would like to see from you:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or comparable degree preferred, or equivalent work experience.

  • Knowledge of construction concepts required

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Suite required, knowledge of Bluebeam is preferred

  • Four (4) years of previous estimating experience preferred

  • Field experience in conceptual estimating is preferred

The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training. This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.