Senior Estimator
San Diego, CA 
Posted Today
Job Description
Company Info

With more than 80 years in business and 16 offices (and growing!), Ryan offers comprehensive commercial real estate solutions to customers across the US. We bring a collaborative, relationship-driven approach to delivering spaces where people thrive and businesses succeed. Join a company with an outstanding culture and competitive benefits. At Ryan, we don't just build buildings - we build stories.

Job Description

Ryan Companies US, Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for a Senior Estimator to join our team in Minneapolis!Do you bring at least 7-15 years of successful estimating experience in a design-build environment and enjoy working in a fast, fun, inclusive, and collaborative workspace? Do you want the next chapter of your career to be with an industry leader in commercial real estate who brings a fully integrated and creative design-build approach? If this describes you, we encourage you to apply today.

Some things you can expect to do:

  • Work with preconstruction and construction team members to develop conceptual and detailed estimates.
  • Perform quantity take-offs of all construction systems.
  • Solicit subcontractor pricing for budgeting and bid proposals.
  • Scope and select subcontractors based on best value and project requirements.
  • Record final estimates and maintain cost history.
  • Support the development, design, and construction teams with estimating expertise including value design, costs, conceptual estimating, procurement, and pursuits.
  • Train Estimators, Precon Engineers, and Project Management staff.
  • Provide direction for understanding project scope, pricing, and available resources.
  • Assist clients and developers with conceptual budgets and cost modeling.
  • Build relationships.

To be successful in this role, you must have a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architectural or Management degree, and at least 7-15 years of proven experience in the commercial construction industry.

You will really stand out if you:

  • Have a deep knowledge of estimating and the ability to prepare detailed estimates from concept to CD.
  • Are a subject matter expert in DESTINI Estimator.
  • Understand construction means and methods, building types, and procurement methods.
  • Have proficiency with CSI and Uniformat II work breakdown structures.
  • Demonstrate effective buyout and negotiation skills.


Positions require verification of employment eligibility to work in the U.S.

Must be Authorized to Work in the US

Ryan Companies does not sponsor foreign workers for nonimmigrant visas or employment-based green cards unless the position is on our executive leadership team.


Competitive Salary

Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits

Retirement and Savings Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts

Life Insurance

Educational Assistance

Paid Time Off (PTO)

Parenting Benefits

Long-term Disability

Ryan Foundation - charitable matching funds

Paid Time for Volunteer Events

Ryan is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Ryan does not accept recruiting agency solicitations.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7 to 15 years
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