Chief Estimator

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Bellinda Schatzel | (857) 092-0791 | Portland, ME



Chief Estimator at Eastern Construction Company, MEJun 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated and secured a $3 million contract with Smith Construction Company.
  • Led a team of estimators in preparing bids for 12 construction projects.
  • Successfully completed 8 out of 10 projects within the estimated budget.
  • Managed and coordinated the activities of 30 employees working on 4 simultaneous construction projects.
  • Trained 5 new employees in estimation techniques.
  • Reduced material costs by 15% through supplier negotiations.

Senior Estimator at Fryeburg Construction Company, MEJul 2018 - Apr 2022

  • Negotiated a $5M contract with ABC Corporation.
  • Led team of 4 estimators in developing bids for projects ranging from $10-100M.
  • Completed training on XYZ estimating software and led department in its implementation.
  • Authored company’s first Estimating Manual which is still used today.
  • Developed and taught an estimation course to new hires.
  • On average, submitted proposals that were within 5% accuracy of the actual project cost.

Estimator at Sebago Technics, Inc., MEJul 2012 - May 2018

  • Negotiated a $1.2 million construction contract with ABC Corporation.
  • Successfully completed training in Primavera P6 scheduling software.
  • Authored an article for the company newsletter on estimating techniques that was well received by readers.
  • Presented at a regional conference on best practices in construction cost estimation.
  • Led a team of estimators in preparing bids for three major projects, all of which were won by the company.
  • Developed and implemented new procedures for streamlining the bid process, resulting in savings of 10% per project.


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at University of MaineSep 2007 - May 2012

I have learned how to manage construction projects from start to finish.


  • Estimating
  • Construction
  • Project management
  • Scheduling
  • Cost control
  • Risk management

Kesia Giacone | (135) 929-7054 | Trenton, NJ



Chief Estimator at A-1 Electric, NJMay 2022 - Present

  • Successfully completed projects within budget and on schedule.
  • Achieved a 95% success rate in winning bids.
  • Mentored junior estimators in the company, helping them to develop their skills.
  • Successfully negotiated with suppliers for lower prices on materials.
  • Worked closely with project managers to ensure that all estimates were accurate.

Senior Estimator at J&B Construction, NJSep 2018 - Apr 2022

  • Negotiated a $1 million contract with an outside vendor.
  • Cut costs by 15% on a $10 million project.
  • Completed 5 projects under budget and ahead of schedule.
  • Trained 3 new estimators.
  • Wrote Estimating Manual used company-wide.

Estimator at Superior Electric, NJJul 2012 - Aug 2018

  • Successfully completed 50 projects in one year with an error rate of less than 2%.
  • Successfully negotiated a $5 million contract for construction services.
  • Achieved 97% accuracy rating on estimating project costs.
  • Saved the company 20% on project costs by finding more efficient methods of production.
  • Decreased the amount of time it took to complete estimates by 30%.


Bachelor of Science in Construction Management at Rutgers University, NJAug 2007 - May 2012

In the construction management program, I have learned skills such as project management, construction methods and materials, cost estimating, and construction safety.


  • Estimating
  • Cost Analysis
  • Scheduling
  • Risk Management
  • Construction Methods and Materials
  • Contract Administration