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Chief Estimator Grading and Excavating

Company Overview

Founded  in 1989, we are a Southern California grading, excavating, and demolition contractor with a reputation of delivering projects to our clients, with the highest of quality, on time, and on budget. 
  Our company strives to work together as a team to promote a positive working environment while providing the best service to our customer.

Job Summary

Chief Estimator (Earthwork) Southern California Grading – Corona, CA 

Estimator is to examine plans and reports, project sites and research costs associated with prospective jobs to create bids.  He/She may also assist with the negotiation of job contracts, as required.The Chief Estimator will manage the estimating and takeoff department.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Ability to bid work as a Subcontractor (earthwork/demolition/site clearing) and a General Contractor (mixed engineering). 
  • Quantify the components of a project by utilizing available take off tools (BlueBeam/vu360, Agtek, AutoCAD/Carlson) 
  • Visit the project site to understand site conditions/restrictions/attend Pre-bid Meetings 
  • Ability to read project plans and specifications and interpret project scope of work 
  • Work with estimating team bidding the project to build the estimate and price assigned items of work. 
  • Solicit and coordinate scope with subcontractors and suppliers in a timely manner 
  • Ability to communicate with General Contractors to understand their needs and specific scope. 
  • Experience in Public Works and Private Commercial (non-residential) Work is required. 
  • Develop preliminary construction schedules based on the project information provided in the plans and specifications 
  • Work with estimating team lead and or management to close the bid 
  • Ability to build an estimate from scratch. 
  • Estimate jobs from $300,000 to $10,000,000. 
  • Enter subcontractor /supplier pricing proposals into the electronic estimating system 
  • Research pricing for estimates based on company historical cost 
  • Perform job duties in line with the values of the company 
  • Able to work with Project Management and Accounting Departments to hand off estimate and establish preliminary budgets. 
  • Minimum 5 years plus  EARTHWORK/GRADING experience as an Estimator. 

Qualifications and Skills

• Experience in the Heavy Civil Construction Field (specifically earthworks, roadway/highway, mass excavation/grading) preferred. 

• Bid2Win estimating system experience is preferred 

• Strong prioritization and organizational skills ...detail-oriented 

• Excellent verbal and written communication 

• Able to be flexible with work load when deadline change. 

• Must be a US Citizen and currently reside in the US. 

• Degree in Civil Engineering or Project Management is preferred 

• High school or equivalent 

Benefits and Perks

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance offered
  • Vacation and sick days
  • Company events
  • Education and training encouraged 
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