Estimator – Heavy Highway Construction (328 views)

Kalispell,MT USA
December 18, 2017


Prepares cost estimates by analyzing proposals and requirements for private and government heavy highway/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
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive 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
  • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction
  • Prepares pre-job and initial project schedules
  • 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
  • Emphasis on crushing, grading and asphalt paving
  • All other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management and/or 5+ years of experience
  • 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
  • Familiarity with Foundation job costing software

Experience with Primavera or MS Project scheduling software a plus

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable