JADE Technologies Inc. Commercial Estimator Saint Cloud, MN · Full time

The Commercial Estimators are responsible for preparing cost estimates for project materials and construction for the company including bidding on the cost of projects and services.



Location: Foley, MN

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8am – 4:30p

FLSA Class: Non-Exempt (hourly)

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Estimating the characteristics of materials and entire projects.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documents to prepare material labor and cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors and subcontractors.
  • Estimate sizes, distances, resources, and quantities to perform a work activity.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, and contractors to formulate estimates and solve issues.
  • Confer with architects, contractors, owners, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Work with drafters, supervisor, manager and other departments to formulate accurate bids.
  • Communicate with customers, public, government, and other external sources in person, writing, and telephone.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting methods and procedures.
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documents at regular intervals for the duration of a project.
  • Abide by DCD estimating SOP’s.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to summarize and communicate orally in person or over the telephone and in written form over email.
  • Ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Can apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Knowledge of production processes, quality control, cost, and other techniques to maximize production.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of woodwork.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize workload in order to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Team oriented and the ability to operate with a diverse group of people.


  • High School Diploma
  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends when necessary
  • Overtime as required.

Work Conditions and Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs.
  • Capable of carrying, moving, and lifting up to 20 pounds when needed.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and accurately.
  • Capable of manipulating, grasping, and maneuvering tools and other materials.
  • Occasional exposure to contaminants such as dust or other odors.
  • May be required to occasionally be around hazardous equipment.
  • Periodic exposure to loud noises and sounds.
  • Regular office environment.


$16 - $22 per hour