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Nashville, TN, USA - Some Travel Required

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or construction management preferred

Required Experience

8 years of commercial construction estimating required


ALPA Construction is searching for an experienced Construction Estimator to join our team in Nashville, TN. The Construction Estimator will have the overall responsibility of supporting the Preconstruction Department and assisting on multiple individual projects during the budgeting and subcontract bidding phases of those projects. The ideal candidate for this role would be able to work under very tight time frames and responsible for handling multiple bids and responsibilities simultaneously.


  • Review and analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documents to accurately create a budget proposal to the client.

  • Prioritize and organize deadlines for bidding requirements.

  • Create, submit, and track prebid RFIs.

  • Create bid forms to receive subcontractor proposals.

  • Level subcontractor proposals to establish the correct budget.

  • Coordinate with the project team to establish appropriate allowances in the budget for work not completely clear on the bidding documents.

  • Perform quantity take-offs to review with subcontractors to confirm accurate scope

  • Use quantity take-offs and company unit rates to establish budgets for work to be performed by internal tradesman.

  • Solicit subcontractors for proposals to ensure competitive pricing is established.

  • Represent the company on pre-bid walk-throughs to obtain pertinent information to execute an accurate proposal with existing conditions and owner’s requirements.


  • Proven ability to create a complete proposal for commercial construction projects

  • Understanding of Request for Proposal (RFP) and assisting in the complete response

  • Experience with Onscreen Take-Off preferred

  • Prior experience with Building Connected preferred

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 is required

  • Experience with Bluebeam and Procore Construction software preferred

  • Healthcare estimating experience preferred but not required

  • Must have excellent communication skills and a natural ability to work in a fast-paced and growing environment

  • Must be self-sufficient, detail oriented, and highly organized

  • Must have the ability to multitask and meet deadlines


ALPA Construction, Inc. is a full-service general construction and construction management firm. As an industry leader in healthcare design/build projects, our ability to understand the complex regulations governing the behavioral health sector as well as recognize each stakeholder’s unique ambitions.

Powered by entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on building lasting relationships with clients and trade partners, ALPA continues to achieve new heights year after year. Our team has decades of experience managing and delivering complex healthcare projects nationwide. ALPA’s data-driven technologies and construction software enable us to deliver quality work on budget, safely, and efficiently. We offer full range of core competencies and capabilities that provides our clients transparency, creativity, and exceptional results.

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