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Lead Estimator in Los Angeles, CA at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 2/13/2019

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Job Description

LOCAL CANDIDATES ONLY – THIS IS A LOS ANGELES BASED POSITION (LENAX does not pay for relocation or travel expenses for interviews).

Lead, inspire, and fully utilize your diverse skills and experience as part of an amazing team, and organization that values and rewards individual contributions, teamwork, and dedication--offering exceptional benefits, including fully-paid Medical, Dental, Chiro/Acupuncture, 401-k with matching, educational assistance, professional development and more. This a wonderful opportunity for an individual with excellent management, business development and cost estimating management experience, to exercise their talents and significantly impact LENAX s business and people in a multitude of ways.


LENAX is looking for a Lead Estimator with broad-based experience and diversification across multiple market sectors—emphasis on aviation and rail--who will partner-with and support our current, Quality Control Manager--bringing strong leadership, mentoring and training experience, along with the ability to effectively manage multiple projects, ranging in size and scope, utilizing and nurturing the unique talents and specializations of the estimating team; compiling and performing quality control to ensure the integrity of the estimates; and then effectively negotiate and defend estimates to the client.


  • BA/BS degree in construction or related field; OR, any combination of education, certifications, licensure, experience, and training that would support the individual s ability to effectively perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Ten, plus (10+) years applicable work experience—ideally, in a variety of roles, and with progressively increasing responsibilities, and including leadership and project/people management roles--in the construction industry.
  • Must have diversified experience, with various types of projects, and in multiple markets—strong emphasis in rail and aviation.
  • A minimum of five (5) years in a Consulting and/or Construction-Management environment required.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of estimating/cost-estimating management experience required. Strong experience in conceptual estimating. Must have experience providing cost estimating services for the agency/owner, including change order negotiations. A mixture of experience providing estimates for the public agency/owner, as well as the contractor, preferred.
  • A track record of successful work experience in a similar role. Note: This position is based on projects that are typically not time and materials; but rather, lump-sum projects with hard deadlines. The individual in this role will not only be expected to perform effectively—coordinating multiple projects, competing priorities, and tight deadlines; but, be able to lead, inspire, support, and engage their team in successfully meeting objectives—on-time, and meeting quality control stipulations.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, required.
  • Strong experience with commercial estimating software required. Proficiency with Timberline is required. Experience with HCSS and/or MC2, strongly preferred.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills--written and verbal.
  • Must be able to effectively cultivate, lead and manage a high-functioning estimating team, including coaching, mentoring, training, and performance management. Possesses the special ability to identify and maximize employee strengths, while effectively managing their challenges.
  • Must be a self-starter, and self-directed; able to work collaboratively and effectively with others—regardless of level or position, and perform as part of a high-functioning team.


LENAX employees enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package! Here are some of the basics:

  • Three (3) weeks (120 hours) Paid Time Off (PTO) per year
  • Eight (8) Company-Paid Holidays
  • A wide selection of medical plans and with a generous employer base plan, with HMO, PPO, HSA/EPO options available; Dental, Vision, and Chiropractic/Acupuncture benefits
  • 401-k Retirement Savings Plan with employer matching
  • Educational Assistance Program and Professional Development support
  • Employee Referral Program

About Lenax Construction Services, Inc.

Since its inception in 1993, Lenax Construction Services, Inc. (LENAX) has provided quality construction services and project controls to a diverse range of owners, engineering, design, and construction firms. LENAX services a broad range of markets, including aviation, transportation, industrial, correctional, educational, and marine. LENAX is a goal-oriented and customer-driven independent consulting business, aimed at adding value and strength to our clients program teams by providing expertise in current pricing and economic trends, while utilizing the most up to date means and methods in the construction and design industries.

Lenax Construction Services is a Drug-free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer

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