Senior Construction Estimator For Heavy Civil Construction (225 views)

Raleigh Durham North Carolina
January 7, 2018


Thalle Construction Company (Thalle) , established in 1947, is a family owned, privately held , and rapidly growing heavy civil commercial construction company. We are a proud representative of The Tully Group ( Thalle Construction Corporate Office is located in Hillsborough , NC. We specialize in dams, reservoirs, locks,  DOT roadway construction, bridges, large diameter utilities ,landfills, mass excavation and on demand emergency services.

 We are currently seeking qualified applicants for Senior Construction Project Estimator positions in Hillsborough , North Carolina. The Senior Estimator is responsible for the overall planning and coding efforts to produce comprehensive project costs estimates. The successful applicant will provide data and cost analysis for estimate review and presentations. The Senior Estimator will be responsible for developing bid strategies, site investigations, managing contracts, takeoffs, detailed breakdown of cost components indirect cost and analysis of margins.    Senior Estimator Job Description:

  • Reviews and evaluates requests for estimates for heavy civil construction projects
  • Reviews estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy
  • Reviews construction documents and understand the scope of work to bid
  • Prepares cost analysis by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead costs occurred in heavy civil industry
  • Executes take -offs of construction documents
  • Inputs take-off data into spreadsheets
  • Utilizes the company approved costing methodology, data, systems to present estimate results in a detailed breakdown format suitable for the program manager ad the project team
  • Attend client pre-bid meetings and job showings, visit job sites and keep a record of all verbal information given by the client during the pre-bid meeting and job showing
  • Prepare project cost estimate from the clients RFQ documents , drawings and other information learned during the pre-bid showing   
  • Must have the ability to explain details behind each estimate , including the basis of the man hours allocated for each task, personnel resources needed to execute each task, etc
  • Maintain cost estimating tools including  databases, spreadsheets and other computer based application to keep information updated on past performances and industry standards
  • Assist Project Manager on alternative project execution approaches based on the scope of work and the most cost effective execution methods available
  • Maintain lines of communications between company departments, project manager and client with regards to cost estimating activities
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team oriented environment , develops tactful, mature, professional demeanor with well developed interpersonal  skills
  • Employs effective listening and communication skills

Education and /or Work Experience Requirements or Preferences

  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a Lead or Senior Estimator in Heavy Civil Construction
  • Degree in engineering, construction management or related field is desirable  although not mandatory with solid experience
  • HCSS & Agtek experience REQUIRED
  • Experience estimating projects in excess of $25 million
  • Experience in estimating: Mass Excavation Projects; Utility Projects; Storm Water Management; Bridges; Treatment Plants, Pump Stations
  • Superior written and oral communication skills

  Thalle offers a full range of benefits including, Major Medical,  Dental , Vision , Short & Long Term Disability, Life Insurance 401K with company match,  Compensation is based upon experience and job qualification. 

                            Thalle is an Equal Opportunity Employer,  E-VERIFY and Drug Free Work Place


Contact Number: 919-384-5339

Salary Type: Per Year

Salary Range: Negotiable