Heavy Civil Estimator (20 views)

Austin, Texas
July 9, 2018

Position Description:

Digg Commercial is seeking a Heavy Civil Estimator with at least 5 years of heavy civil commercial construction experience. The Estimator will be responsible for all aspects of estimating, including quantity take-off, pricing and bidding of heavy civil construction projects. This is an exciting, challenging role for which only the best are considered.

Position Requirements:

            Essential job functions include:

  • Read and understand plans and specifications for major and complex projects.
  • Manage the preparation of a thorough take-off of quantities for specific scopes of work.
  • Develop and enhance owner, subcontractor and vendor relations.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Operations and Purchasing during pre-construction plans.
  • Assist Purchasing in evaluating and analyzing subcontractor proposals.
  • Responsible for the preparation of preliminary estimates and studies during pre-construction to monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas.
  • Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
  • Analyze cost data, unit prices, back-page costs, value and information that can be developed and used as a “rule of thumb” for all building systems estimated costs.
  • Provide innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
  • Ensure assigned tasks are completed and delivered within timeframes allotted.
  • Derive systems quantities for Building Information Models (BIM) and other estimate software in order to provide complete and clear estimate.
  • Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package(s) that clearly communicates the project cost to upper management and owner.
  • Prepare budget comparisons between current and previous estimates.


  • Minimum 5 years of Heavy Civil Construction experience.
  • 3+ years of progressive experience in estimating.
  • Seeking someone with a variety of project types with emphasis on Civil projects
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferable but not required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • General knowledge of estimating programs.
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids and the GMP processes.
  • Experienced dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work.
  • Assertive and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.
  • Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.

Must be able to multitask and meet established deadlines.

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable