Steel Construction Middle Estimator

About Us:

Span Construction & Engineering, Inc. is a pioneer in state-of-the-art prefab steel construction, proudly operating as a 100% Employee Owned Company (ESOP) in the building industry. Since our inception in 1980 we’ve fostered enduring relationships as trusted advisors with our valued clients. We are the number one builder in our field. We are dedicated to providing exceptional engineering and construction services, having successfully completed over 214 million square feet of buildings to date, with ongoing projects 24/6 throughout the year.

Setting the industry standard, we prioritize safety, quality, and integrity in all our endeavors. We are inspired, challenged, and empowered to be and give our best every day, not only because we are each exceptional at what we do, but also because we are surrounded by hungry, humble and smart people.

About Our Steel Construction Middle Estimator Role:

As an Estimator in our dynamic team, you'll contribute to the estimation process for steel construction projects, focusing on supporting the development of cost-effective, feasible project plans. You will play an important role in delivering tangible outcomes through the meticulous preparation of cost estimates, active collaboration with senior staff, and keeping a steadfast alignment with project specifications and client needs.

Some of the things you will do as a Steel Construction Middle Estimator:

  • Enhance project profitability by actively managing bid processes and vendor selection.
  • Contribute to the design phase by conducting rigorous plan analysis and comprehensive material and labor assessments.
  • Support the creation of competitive estimates and proposals, considering scheduling, risks, and construction methodologies.
  • Optimize document control for streamlined coordination during the estimation process.
  • Refine cost estimation accuracy and proactively manage RFIs for enhanced project clarity.
  • Utilize historical data from projects to inform and support precise future estimations.
  • Analyze project costs versus actuals for continuous improvement insights.
  • Cultivate relationships with clients and professionals, actively contributing to a collaborative project approach.
  • Stay ahead of market trends, material costs, and labor rates to strategically inform project estimates.

Some of the Things We’re Looking For:

  • Two to three years of experience in construction estimation, preferably with some exposure to steel structures or related construction projects.
  • A solid understanding of construction processes and market conditions.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meticulously track multiple projects.
  • Working knowledge of estimation software and tools like Procore, Bluebeam, and MS Office, including MS Excel and MS Project.
  • Basic AutoCAD skills; the ability to review project plans, drawings, etc and efficiently navigate through CAD software.


  • ESOP participation
  • Competitive entry-level salary and benefits
  • Opportunities for growth and professional development within the company
  • Engaging and collaborative work environment

Salary Range: $70000 to $90000 / Annually

Position Status: Full-Time

Location: Span HQ Office in Madera, CA

Reports to: Senior Estimator or Estimation Manager

Amount of Travel: Minimal, primarily for site visits or vendor meetings as needed

Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM, with occasional overtime as project deadlines approach

Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to remain in a stationary position, often sitting for prolonged periods.
  • Manual dexterity needed to operate a computer and other office equipment.
  • Occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Ability to occasionally visit construction sites, requiring mobility and the ability to wear personal protective equipment.

Work Environment:

  • Primarily based in an office setting with a controlled climate.
  • Occasional site visits may expose individuals to outdoor weather conditions, noise, and the physical aspects of a construction site.
  • Standard office hours with potential for overtime during project peaks.