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Construction Estimator 

Location Tampa, FL  
About the Organization
Hui Huliau is a nonprofit Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO) and community service organization whose business activities principally benefit Native Hawaiians. As an NHO we operate under U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) regulations and own small businesses that participate in the SBA 8(a) Business Development Program for minority owned companies. Our small businesses provide a variety of contracted services to the U. S. Military, U. S. Civilian agencies, and commercial customers at locations worldwide.

Profits from Hui Huliau's for-profit subsidiaries help sustain important education, social, economic, and cultural preservation programs that serve Native Hawaiians in the Waianae community. The Waianae Coast on the western side of the island of Oahu has the highest per capita percentage of Native Hawaiians in the world and the highest poverty and unemployment rate in the State of Hawaii.

Our mission to strengthen our communities, make a positive impact on the lives we touch, and provide a brighter future for the Native Hawaiian people through education, economic opportunities, and the preservation of the Hawaiian language and culture. Hui Huliau employees help us achieve this mission by providing outstanding service to our customers.
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Pono Aina Management, LLC a subsidiary of Hui Huliau, a Global Federal Government Contracting Firm, is seeking a Construction Estimator for its Tampa, FL office.


Collects and analyzes data to estimate the time, money, resources, and labor required for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services. Consults with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues. Identifies and quantifies cost factors, such as production time and raw material, equipment, and labor expenses. Estimates have to take many factors into account, including allowances for wasted material, bad weather, shipping delays, and other factors that can increase costs and lower profitability. Travels to job sites to gather information on materials needed, labor requirements, and other factors. Reads blueprints and technical documents to prepare estimates. Collaborates with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors on estimates. Uses sophisticated computer software to calculate estimates. Recommends ways to make the project more cost effective or profitable. Prepare estimates for clients and construction managers. Develops project plans for the duration of the project.


  • Complete estimates within the assigned area.
  • Generate project scopes as per Companies SOP, spec and quality standards.
  • Utilize technology to submit estimates and complete job functions remotely as necesary.
  • Execute on established team goals.
  • Identify deficiencies and implement improvements to optimize performance.
  • Assist with improving and maintaining product specifications, including trends in products and materials to help control costs and speed to the estimation processes.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Position Construction Estimator  
Position Requirements


  • Minimum of 2 years Commercial/Residential Construction Estimating and Project Management experience focused on rehabs and renovations.
  • Prior experience with U. S. Dept of State Overseas Building Operations (OBO) strongly preferred.
  • Work with internal teams such as sales, project management, and bid coordination to discuss additional or existing pre-qualified scopes.
  • Results oriented, problem-solving individual with the ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience working in cross-functional teams.
  • Must be proactive and able to provide timely follow-up.
  • Ability to multi-task with strong organizational skills and strong attention to quality and detail.
  • Must have a strong proficiency in Microsoft office applications.
  • Solid understanding of local, state and ICC building code and safety standards requirements.
  • Superior understanding of pricing for labor, materials, and general details to develop concise estimates.
  • Accountability, work ethic, pride in performance, and commitment to deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player, with strong sense of ethics and fairness to all parties
  • Honesty, integrity, and skill in setting and meeting expectations
  • Self-starter, with a proven record of working independently with minimum supervision.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
  • 2+ years of experience evaluating and estimating projects - preferably residential construction and/or renovation projects
  • Prior experience with U. S. Dept of State Overseas Building Operations (OBO) strongly preferred


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects, and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Required to speak and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Exposed to general office noise with computers printers and light traffic.

Hui Huliau and its subsidiaries are participants of E-Verify.

Hui Huliau and its subsidiaries are drug free workplaces.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
Number of Openings 3  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Open Date 3/18/2022  

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