Demolition / Abatement Estimator

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Matrix Environmental, Inc.
August 4, 2022
Long Beach, CA
Job Type



$110,000 - $130,000


The Estimator will collect and analyze information to estimate costs of services for assigned demolition/abatement projects.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None

    Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Commercial site protection and preparation, abatement, and demolition services estimation.

  • Produce estimates of costs and pricing for site protection, site preparation, and removal/disposal of all designated materials and substances as required by GCs, Contractors, and Owners.

  • Estimate costs of supplies, materials, equipment, labor, as well as costs of subcontracting for cutting, coring, etc. in light of drawings and specifications.

  • Attend pre-bid meetings to familiarize self with jobsite conditions, as necessary.

  • Review and evaluate project specifications to determine proper materials, applications, and scope of work.

  • Initiate appropriate correspondence with customer to clarify vague or ambiguous statements or specifications, prior to finalizing your take-off.

  • Performs take-offs of areas / quantities to apply labor productivity and quantify waste disposal or fill requirements.

  • Solicit material / disposal and subcontract pricing from vendors to incorporate onto the bid

  • Summarize take-off and note job conditions that may affect labor productivity.

  • Review all the above information with the President / Vice President, as may be appropriate, to determine execution and pricing strategies.

  • Formulate final pricing and submit for final review between the President and Vice President as may be required. Participate in this review if requested to answer questions.

  • Complete and submit bids for demolition and abatement projects.

  • Assist in the timely submission of all proposals.

  • Be the main point of contact for all bid correspondence.

  • Develop a list of quotation exceptions and clarifications.

  • Ensure that material, labor, taxes, and insurance information is kept current.

  • Analyze changes to services provided.

  • Provides detailed reports that will include breakdowns of project costs and forecasts of remaining costs.

  • Coordinate projects in liaison with Project Manager and help understand and prepare project phases and schedules.

  • Prepare job costing forecasts and cost statements for individual projects.

  • Liaise and consult as required with parties involved with demolition / abatement scope of projects: engineers, owners, clients, contractors, subcontractors, anticipate potential change orders and cost adjustments.

  • Documents data and statistical procedures used in conducting cost analysis.

  • Exhibit a spirit of cooperation and teamwork with all of the members of the organization, ensuring that all communication is handled promptly, thoroughly and with courtesy.

  • Assist the Project Manager developing job labor studies.

  • Maintain lists of contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers.

    Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Thorough understanding of cost accounting principles and procedures.

  • Proficient with accounting software.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

    Education and Experience:

  • Educational background in Construction, Construction Management, or Construction Project Management.

  • Previous experience working in construction, demolition, or abatement in some capacity.

  • Ability to understand architectural and engineering drawings and specifications.

  • Understanding of project forecasting, scheduling, planning, and asset.

  • Must have reliable access to a vehicle, as this job requires occasional travel to job sites.

  • Strong organization, time-management, and attention to detail.

  • Ability to be proactive, work independently and in a team environment.

  • Strong and professional communicator, with excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to take initiative and own responsibilities.

    Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at a time.


  • ESOP Company - Fully vested after 6 years

  • 401K with 3% matching - available after 1 year

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance - available after 60 days

  • HMO and PPO plans available

  • Year end bonuses

  • Monthly birthday luncheons - employees receive a gift card.

  • Regularly hold happy hour and teambuilding activities.

  • Other Company Events: Airshows, family day, etc.

  • Kitchen stocked with drinks and snacks.

  • Casual dress code.

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