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Performance Contracting, Inc. Chief Estimator in United States

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 Chief Estimator for its Insulation and Specialty Services operations based in Chicago, IL . This individual will be responsible for all aspects of managing and bidding commercial and industrial mechanical insulation construction projects within the Chicago metro.

  • Estimate, bid, and secure industrial and commercial mechanical insulation construction projects of sufficient revenue and margin to meet the prescribed business plan.

  • Direct and manage the construction activities to maintain effective relations with owner, engineers, utilities, subcontractors, mechanical contractors, and unions.

  • Initiate and maintain positive relationships with customers and vendors by participating in customer alignment objectives.

  • Negotiate contract issues and variances and further negotiate change order, scope changes, claims and other project issues as required.

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


Basic Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of Construction Management professional work experience is required.

  • At least 5 years estimating and managing commercial and industrial mechanical insulation is required.

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical degree in Construction Science or Construction Management or related discipline, or comparable work experience.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must possess advanced proficiency with computer takeoff & estimating software is required.

  • Ability to perform quantitative takeoffs on construction projects is required.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is required.

  • A clear understanding of how to read and understand specifications and drawings is required.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills is required.

  • Ability to work in team environment is required.

  • Strong customer service skills are required.

  • Ability to multitask, critical think, and problem-solve is required.

  • Ability to learn new job skills by engaging in the technical aspects of the job and applying new skills as they are taught is required.

Preferred Requirements

  • Located within the Chicago, IL metro is preferred.

  • Experience with commercial and industrial mechanical insulation is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of On-Screen Takeoff and Quickbid is preferred.

  • Experience with working with the Labor Union Local 17 is preferred.


Performance Contracting Group has developed one of the most attractive and lucrative compensation systems within the construction industry. Our comprehensive benefit package includes:

  • Competitive pay

  • Incentive bonus plan

  • Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with match

  • Medical and dental insurance plans with flexible spending account option

  • Life insurance, accidental death and disability benefits

  • 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.


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Job Locations US-Chicago

Posted Date 4 months ago (2/22/2021 1:40 PM)

Job ID 2020-1797

Category Construction Management

Type Full-Time