Estimator II

MG2 is looking for a talented Estimator II to join our Washington, D.C. office. 

General Description

Prepare conceptual, schematic, and design development estimates, performs quantity surveys, value engineering exercises, change order review, data base maintenance, bid reviews, value engineering, and construction trend research.


  • Performs detailed takeoffs of materials and trades for all CSI divisions as required to complete estimates and to support senior staff.
  • Prepares labor, material, and equipment pricing research and applies to estimates.
  • Provides conceptual, preliminary, schematic, and design development estimates for new construction, remodels, small infrastructure type projects.  Expected to provide detailed breakdowns for all major CSI divisions.
  • Prepare detailed narratives for estimates to convey scope of work to client.
  • Review estimates with Senior staff for comments and QA.
  • Supports the team in all project related tasks such as comparisons, material and labor investigations, and other pricing needs and requirements.
  • Provides impromptu spreadsheets and cost comparisons at the client’s request
  • Updates Cost Management’s historical database
  • Performs bid review
  • Perform change order review
  • Meet with project managers, consultants, and clients as required to acquire necessary information for estimates, bids, and budgets.  This would include drawings, specifications, reports, clarification of scope etc.
  • Provide value engineering suggestions to team during the estimation process.
  • Visits building sites for clients as required.
  • Attends client team management and project kickoff meetings as required
  • Attends all Cost Management team meetings or functions as required
  • Produces accurate and consistent work
  • Adheres to assigned schedule
  • Monitors time spent on all projects to ensure profitability and efficiency
  • Updates Cost Management’s historical database​​​​​​

Required Behaviors

Models firm’s Core Values.  We are Confident, Creative, Passionate, and Trusted. We generate Results.


  • Minimum of 3 years construction estimating experience
  • Experience within commercial construction industry preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field
  • Demonstrates an understanding of architecture and construction

About MG2

Guided by our vision to create transformative experiences, MG2 has been delivering award-winning projects for over 50 years. We partner with some of the world’s most recognizable companies and brands to bring exceptional design solutions to life through full architectural, strategic planning, interior design, brand strategy, and program consulting services. At MG2 our greatest strength lies in our people, our partnerships, and our commitment to helping them succeed. We seek world-class talent to deliver integrated, tailored solutions that advance our clients’ enterprise and provide our staff with outstanding career growth experiences that elevate these opportunities. 

Continually recognized as one of the “Best 100 Companies to Work For” by Business Magazine, MG2 works together with industry leaders, passionate teams, and dynamic clients to build successful projects, shaping environments that foster memorable experiences. We actively pursue partners who share an authentic set of values, strengthening our sense of purpose, promoting team coherence, and elevating productivity for MG2 and the communities we serve. Built on Trust, Passion, Creativity, and Confidence, MG2 delivers performance-driven Results. 

We deeply care about communities, and passionately devote resources to helping them thrive. MG2 whole-heartedly embraces diversity, actively seek out, and are proud to welcome talent from every walk of life. Our differences, unique perspectives, and elevation of every voice and idea not only makes us stronger, but are absolutely essential to designing and building truly inclusive and equitable experiences and spaces for everyone.