Location: Vancouver, WA

Pacific Lifestyle Homes— a growing Southwest WA-based homebuilder — seeks an experienced, professional full-time Senior Estimator. This role is instrumental in gathering and analyzing financial data for use in estimating and allocating costs for the homebuilding process.

A strong Senior Estimator candidate is able to demonstrate intermediate to advanced Excel and construction math skills. Experience using purchasing software and/or an ERP building software (such as BuildPro and Newstar) is critical. Organizational and analytical skills are also necessary in this position.

Pacific Lifestyle Homes provides a competitive total compensation package for the Senior Estimator position with a range of $75,000 – $110,000. This range includes base salary, bonuses, and quarterly profit sharing, subject to achieving targeted sales expectations and the terms of a written employment agreement. This position is considered an exempt position.

Pacific Lifestyle Homes provides an extensive benefits package including:

  • New Home Discount
  • 120 hours of paid time off for the first year
  • Company supported medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and families
  • Participation in our 401(k)-retirement savings plan with company contributions
  • Paid volunteer hours
  • Seven paid holidays

The Senior Estimator reports to the Regional Purchasing Manager. This position is based in beautiful Vancouver, WA (approximately 30 minutes from Portland, OR).

We are seeking a candidate who enjoys a challenge and thrives on making positive contributions to Company goals while exemplifying our core values including: Integrity, Respect, Teamwork, Accountability, Candor and Humility. Our Company culture is team-oriented, supportive and customer-centered. PLH employees take great pride in their work and have a genuine enthusiasm for seeing customers’ dreams realized.

To learn more, please see our website: www.pacificlifestylehomes.com

For additional information about PLH’s Company Culture, we invite you to view the video at the following link: https://youtu.be/Hud-5EsJ2fw

Senior Estimator (Residential Construction) Responsibilities include:

  • Provide accurate, timely quantity and material take off estimates for house plans.
  • Create and run reports to confirm pricing. Research and resolve any variances.
  • Review database uploads to ensure data accuracy.
  • Provide option cost/retail recommendations to management.
  • Review lumber starts from lumber estimator. Ensure lumber takeoffs are complete, accurate and current.
  • Develop reporting systems and processes for in-house lumber management.
  • Create and analyze cost reports.
  • Research and eliminate variances by working with field staff, vendors and main office personnel. Conduct on-site visits to verify products installation use and efficiency.
  • Create and/or review estimates for custom options.
  • Collaborate with department staff to release accurate purchase orders to vendors and trade partners. Ensure current pricing and products are accurate for estimates.
  • Handle multiple priorities in a calm, professional manner and develop and cultivate positive working relationships with internal customers, staff, subcontractors and vendors.

Senior Estimator (Residential Construction) Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High school diploma or equivalent with applicable work experience; Associates degree or above is preferred.
  • 4 – 6 years of increasingly responsible estimating experience.
  • Residential Construction industry work experience is necessary for this role including knowledge of building processes, terminology, building techniques and procedures.
  • Database work experience; hands-on Purchasing and/or ERP system expertise is needed.
  • Responsible with strong work ethic, integrity, and reliability.
  • Professional interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates a positive, approachable and confident demeanor.
  • Positive contributor to team culture.
  • Organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task effectively; exceptional accuracy and follow through.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programs such as: Excel (intermediate to advanced level), Word, One Note, SharePoint and Outlook.
  • Past use of Newstar (or other ERP system) and/or BuildPro (or other construction management software).
  • Cheerfully and adeptly handles interruptions and competing priorities; adapts accordingly based upon organizational needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative and problem solving skills with a “can-do” approach.
  • Maintains confidentiality and uses appropriate discretion.

Reference check, background check and a pre-employment drug screen are steps in our hiring process.

For consideration, please forward:

  1. A completed Career History Form (Application) found at the following link: https://pacificlifestylehomes.topgradingonline.com/job_openings/senior-estimator-vancouver?utm_campaign=direct_links&utm_medium=job-boards&utm_source=
    A complete Career History Form is needed for consideration.
  2. Upload your résumé.

If you have questions about the application process, inquire via email with our hiring process facilitator at: SE@TJandassociates.com

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.