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Landscaping by J. Michael Commercial Estimator in Marshfield, Massachusetts

Due to our continued growth, Landscaping by J. Michael is seeking a Commercial Estimator. The ideal candidate will have an excellent work ethic and the ability to deliver exceptional results.


  • Read and interpret project specifications and plans to prepare detailed, comprehensive and accurate quantity and material price take offs.

  • Develop project cost summaries, present and explain results and recommendations as needed; defend estimates to potential clients.

  • Collaborate with LJM team members, landscape architects, clients, contractors and sub-contractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.

  • Asses cost effectiveness of products, projects and services, tracking actual cost relative to bids.

  • Provide improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies to ensure historical data is utilized.


  • Experience with CAD and other landscape software programs

  • Knowledge of landscape construction industry, building techniques and engineering.

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow blueprints as well as other planning/technical documents.

  • Familiarity with building codes, laws and regulations.

  • Understand construction concepts, scheduling, bidding and estimating.

  • Experience with CAD and other landscape software programs.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


  • 5-7 years of landscape, construction and estimating experience required.

  • Bachelor’s degree in an industry-related field, such as architecture, construction management, engineering

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