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Lead Estimator / Business Development (Concrete)

Greater Metro Detroit Area, Michigan · Construction/Facilities

Founded in 1963, Fessler & Bowman, Inc. has grown from a residential flatwork & basement wall contractor to a top 100 Commercial Concrete Contractor recognized across the nation. Keeping customer satisfaction as our fundamental core value has allowed Fessler & Bowman, Inc. to prosper for nearly six decades.

Fessler & Bowman is an industry leader in specialty concrete and civil earthwork.  When we talk about culture at F&B, it is not just a plaque hanging in our lobby.  We live our values every day and these values have allowed us to build a phenomenal team delivering best in class products to our customers. Our relentless commitment to a job done right is what drives us all.

The Lead Estimator/Business Development Position
Fessler and Bowman is responsible for successful bidding of concrete projects, from the initial bid review and analysis through the hand-off from the Estimating Team to the Project Management Team. The Lead Estimator/Business Development is responsible for all aspects of the estimating function, including bid analysis, plan review, quantity take offs, subcontractor pricing collection, putting together bid information, and assessment of both winning and losing bids.  


Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing the project plan, the project schedule and the proposal documents for all estimates
  • Reviews estimates for other estimating team members
  • Supports the determination of whether to pursue a project by participating in the “Go/No-Go” process on complex concrete projects
  • Creates complete project budgets once a project is being actively bid
  • Assembles documentation and prepares client presentations for proposal submissions
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

Preferred Experience, Skills & Abilities for the Lead Estimator/Business Development Position
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least five (5) years of construction experience
  • Proficient in using Bid2Win estimating software or similar tool(s) 
  • Estimating medium-to-large commercial and industrial projects that include:
    • Site concrete, slab on grade, forms, footings, foundations, pads, etc.
    • Tilt-up walls, CIP walls, retaining walls, etc.
    • Elevated structural concrete, etc.
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals.


Compensation, Benefits & Structure of the Lead Estimator/Business Development Position
This position includes a competitive salary structure, based on skills and experience, and a comprehensive benefit and retirement package. This position has flexibility in its' location, with the ability to be located in either our Flushing, MI office, or our upcoming Metro Detroit office. The Lead Estimator/Business Development reports to the Director of Estimating.


The Recruitment Process for the Lead Estimator/Business Development Position
The recruitment process is designed to be a thorough, two-way evaluation to ensure that the best decision is made by both the Company and the candidate. Given this, multiple steps are required, including a phone interview, in-person interviews, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.


Fessler & Bowman is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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