We look for people who think outside the box. People willing to go above and beyond.

Construction Estimator

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co., a leading provider of construction services, seeks a full-time Estimator to join our Grand Rapids branch. This individual will work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure quality project delivery, acting in both General Contracting and Construction Management capacities.



  • Work directly with and assist other staff members of Pre-Construction Services
  • Prepare budgets for all phases of design
  • Prepare estimates and coordinate bidding process
  • Communicate with Owners, Designers and Contractors to refine cost projections
  • Prepare preliminary construction schedules and coordinate all aspects of pre-construction



  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field required.
  • 5+ years’ experience



  • Must be creative and confident in ability to solve problems as part of a team
  • Must have ability to meet deadlines
  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer applications and software: Microsoft Office Suite, On Center On-Screen Takeoff and Adobe Acrobat/Bluebeam
  • Experience with building modeling software preferred
  • Knowledge and experience providing conceptual and detailed cost estimates on multiple disciplines in new construction and renovation projects
  • Strong construction knowledge and ability to develop estimates without drawings
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills


Apply today if you’re looking for a great opportunity with a growing company that can offer:

  • Growth potential.  Because we have relatively flat organization, you have a unique opportunity to take ownership of projects and try new things. As an additional benefit, salaried O-A-K employees have potential ownership opportunities!
  • The ability to make a difference.  Our size and culture encourages recognition and reward of the hard work that you’ll do and the value you’ll bring.
  • Working with great people. Our close-knit culture is one of the best parts about O-A-K. We have low turnover and we have a lot of fun.
  • Central location. Work in our state-of-the-art facility close to all of the action in downtown GR
  • An attractive compensation and benefits package including generous profit sharing arrangement and health care benefits.



Please submit your resume online through our website by May 1, 2018. 


O-A-K is an Equal Opportunity Employer.