Civil Construction Estimator – Utility / Bridge Construction (299 views)

San Antonio, TX
January 9, 2018


Prepares cost estimates by analyzing proposals and requirements for government heavy civil contract bids. Responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings to ensure successful bid of projects.


  • Identifies labor, material, equipment and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications and related documents
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, equipment and time requirements and historical project costs
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintains cost database
  • Familiar with DOT Specifications
  • Aggressively follow up with subcontractors to ensure bids are received
  • Work with Project Management to follow up on bids and budget
  • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepares subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmits agenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subs
  • Has a thorough understanding of construction bid process
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage several tasks independently and concurrently with ongoing changes in priority
  • Team player with self-confidence and professional presence
  • Experience in managing road and civil building projects
  • High degree of maturity and business judgment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong HCSS (Heavy Bid) software skills

Experience with Primavera or MS Project scheduling software a plus

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable