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Heavy/Civil Estimator (277 views)

Markham, IL
February 10, 2017
Heavy/Civil Estimator

Job Description & Duties:

We currently are searching for an ambitious candidate experienced in estimating for a general contractor with a thorough understanding of heavy highway/civil site construction and HCSS estimating software.


  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documents to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, and services for our type of work
  • Efficiently read blueprints and understand industry pricing
  • Experience with cost estimation process, as well as finance related experience
  • Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing. Determine labor and equipment costs.
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule
  • Provide complete conceptual (or bid work) and final estimating input on complex projects.
  • Ensure all working documents and data is maintained to back up estimates
  • He or she will be responsible for hard bid, negotiated, and design/build projects in both the public and private sectors
  • Able to work on multiple projects and maintain contact with field personnel to handle questions, regarding RFI’s, change orders, and technically related issues
  • Responsible for all phases of the contract from bidding, start-up, construction, and closeout
  • Responsible for job packaging, scheduling, cost & job tracking, permitting, and must present well to clients, owners and subcontractors
  • HCSS Estimating Software knowledge IS REQUIRED.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5-8) years of heavy civil/project experience with General Contractor, specialty or related experience
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Heavy Bid Estimating Software, Primavera Suretrack Software, Agtek and MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) is a plus
  • Highly motivated and dedicated to complete tasks accurately and efficiently
  • Experience in field operations management and estimating from a contractor’s perspective
  • Strong teamwork, communication, self-motivation, leadership, professionalism and organizational skills.

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable