Installed Building Products


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Northwest Insulation LLC



We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Construction Estimator to join our team. As a Construction Estimator, you will be responsible for analyzing and interpreting blueprints and construction plans to accurately estimate the material and labor costs for residential, commercial, or multifamily projects.



  • Review and analyze blueprints and construction plans to understand project requirements and specifications.
  • Perform quantity take-offs to determine the materials required for the project, including lumber, concrete, roofing materials, electrical components, plumbing fixtures, and finishing materials.
  • Calculate labor requirements based on project complexity, task duration, and required skill sets of workers.
  • Utilize specialized software or tools to facilitate accurate cost calculations and produce comprehensive estimates.
  • Collaborate with project managers, architects, and subcontractors to gather necessary information and clarify project details.
  • Research and stay up-to-date with current market prices of materials and labor to ensure accurate cost estimations.
  • Prepare detailed and competitive bids for projects, considering all necessary costs and contingencies.
  • Provide cost breakdowns and explanations to management and clients as needed.
  • Attend project meetings and collaborate with the construction team to address any changes or modifications that may impact estimates.
  • Collaborate with procurement and purchasing teams to assist in the procurement process by providing accurate and timely material quantity and cost information.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field (or equivalent work experience).
  • Proven experience as a Construction Estimator, preferably in residential, commercial, or multifamily projects.
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, methods, and costs.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting blueprints and construction plans.
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Familiarity with construction estimating software and tools.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid organizational and time management skills.

Physical demands: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. You must be able to lift light to moderate weight and sit for extended periods of time to complete your job at a computer.



  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Longevity Stock Program
  • IBP Foundation
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Employee financial assistance Program
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement.
  • 401(K) (Pre-Tax and Post-Tax) Roth 401(k) with company matching
  • Supplemental Insurance (Short- and Long-Term disability, hospital indemnity, accident, critical illness, supplemental life insurance)


Northwest Insulation is part of the Installed Building Products (IBP) family of companies. Integrity, knowledge, and excellent service – these aren’t just words, they represent how Northwest Insulation does business. Whatever your needs, you can trust us to offer high-quality products and services. Find your next career opportunity and join our team, with Northwest Insulation! 

EEO Statement

IBP is an equal opportunity employer.


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