Schuff Steel
  • Schuff Steel - Pacific
  • San Diego, CA, USA
  • Full Time

Comprehensive Benefits Package

Schuff Steel, one of the largest and fastest growing structural steel companies in the U.S., is looking to add an experienced Structural Steel Estimator to its Estimating Team.  If you are a detailed, meticulous and organized individual who has the determination to meet deadlines, we want to talk to you.  We are looking for an achievement driven professional with the ability to visualize elaborate projects and anticipate construction steps in building projects.  This position collaborates with Schuff professionals, purchasing agents, architects & engineers to provide a cost effective estimating solution that fosters the purchase of Schuff Steel design, fabrication and erection services. 

Schuff Steel is one of the largest steel fabrication and erection companies in the United States. Founded in 1976 by Dave Schuff, the company has experienced substantial growth, performing projects throughout the country to become one of the nation's largest and most experienced structural steel fabricator and erectors.  We are the contractor of choice for the large/complex steel fabrication and erection projects, such as stadiums, sports arenas, convention centers, casinos, commercial high-rises, hospitals, airports and more.  

Schuff Steel has been ranked by ENR as the top Steel Erector and in the top 10 specialty contractors overall.  From our design-assist/design-build preconstruction engineering services through erection, our innovative approach to project execution has placed us at the head of the class.  With in-house engineering capabilities utilizing the latest tools and design techniques, we deliver the most efficient steel design possible, providing preconstruction budgeting along the way.

At Schuff Steel, we firmly believe that competent, well-trained employees are our greatest assets.  We believe that employees should be compensated fairly, have good working conditions, have good employee benefits and have opportunities to progress. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare pricing estimates on new projects and estimate prices on change orders on existing contracts.
  • Read and understand job bid instructions, detailed specifications, prepare a "take off" of materials included in the job, estimate all necessary labor, materials, buyout items, equipment costs (including crane costs) to prepare a through price estimate.
  • Exercise good judgment and experience in working with purchasing, steel erection labor, equipment and transportation costs to arrive at full cost estimate with appropriate profit margins to achieve Company's goals.
  • Work directly with Sales and Preconstruction Teams to understand size and scope of projects along with timelines and applicable project deadlines.


  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience estimating structural steel construction projects.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent with structural drawing or drafting coursework.
  • Good written and oral communication skills required
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specs, contracts, proposals and estimates required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software preferred
  • Knowledge of estimating software packages
  • Knowledge of terminology customarily used in construction

Work Environment

Work is generally performed in a climate controlled office area.  Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time throughout an 8-10 hour day.

Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for those who have disabilities that qualify under the American with Disabilities Act. 

Schuff Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer with and Affirmative Action Plan.

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