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Iron Fish is seeking a Multifamily Renovation Construction Estimator in the Metropolitan Washington DC region to include Central Virginia and the Baltimore MSA. We are seeking a results-driven estimator with multifamily renovation experience and a demonstrated ability to manage projects from first conception through subcontracts being awarded in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple projects and meeting deadlines.




Direct Responsibility for the following activities:


  • Estimate labor, materials and time requirements to be able to compute the overall project cost

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quantity take-offs with minimal assistance

  • Project Buyout, to include bidding process, bid comparisons, negotiations of contracts, purchase orders and ensure they are timely, in-scope, and compliant

  • Assist with design tasks, including schematic drawings, construction drawings, specification sheets, and scope/price documents

  • Manage the subcontractor RFP bid process and evaluate proposals according to project specifics

  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients, engineers, architects and other industry experts on estimates and cost of jobs

  • Develop and update project schedules

  • Perform value engineering and construction detail review to help refine budget and manage profit

  • Engage and develop new business with new and existing customers

  • Have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and ability to recognize factors that may affect construction cost

  • Request quotes from suppliers for equipment and materials and negotiate pricing

  • Complete change order proposal costs for review

  • Plan and perform transition meetings with Project Manager as well as assist with preconstruction meetings





  • Associates Degree or Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, civil engineering or related field preferred

  • 5-7 years construction estimating experience in multifamily construction/renovations

  • Ability to travel to various job sites as required within the region

  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction codes and ordinances

  • Strong existing network of subcontractors and a proven business development track record

  • Skilled in executing detailed material take-offs and line-item budgets

  • Strong work ethic with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, meet deadlines and make decisions in a fast-paced environment  

  • Stellar record in the multi-family construction field

  • Proven project coordination skills for each stage of construction and renovation

  • Strong analytical problem-solving and costing skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to confidently present to owners and clients

  • Perform functions efficiently and accurately with little direct supervision

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Adobe

  • Proficient in estimating software such as Blue Beam or Plan Grid

About Iron Fish Construction:

Iron Fish Construction is a full-service general contractor and leader in multifamily renovations and construction.  Established in 2017, Iron Fish’s Head of Construction and President is Forest Dalton.  Mr. Dalton brings over 30 years of industry expertise and he has completed over $500 million of renovation and capital improvements in his career.  Iron Fish has deep industry relationships and asset knowledge and is adept at consistently executing projects throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and the Carolinas.

Iron Fish provides due diligence services including budget and scope development, asset preservation, risk assessment inspections, and design.  Among the most common services that Iron Fish provides to its clients are:

  • Interior Unit Renovations

  • Property common area and amenity renovations

  • Exterior re-paints

  • Exterior stucco and wood replacement

  • Exterior structural repairs and waterproofing

  • Window and door replacements

  • Roof replacements

  • Carpentry repairs

  • Balcony and deck re-builds

  • Building systems replacement

Our Mission: 

It is the mission of Iron Fish Construction to provide our clients with the stability and comfort that your project will be completed on time and to the highest standards of quality.  Furthermore, it is the mission of Iron Fish Construction to develop a world class general contracting platform that services institutional grade apartment owners throughout the east coast.


Iron Fish Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on any basis. We strive to create a meritocracy where all employees can meaningfully contribute, develop and thrive.


Please attach your resume to the email.

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