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Senior Civil Construction Estimator in Harrisburg, PA at Michels

Date Posted: 6/7/2018

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Job Description

This position will be responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project. Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received and work with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets to close the business.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Review bid requirements for projects ensuring all aspects of the project are documented and accounted for.
  • Prepare takeoffs and work with Procurement department to secure vendor pricing.
  • Identify, manage and maintain relationships with subcontractors, ensuring bids and work are completed timely.
  • Develop and sustain working relationships with clients through direct communication.
  • Track and analyze project budget vs actual costs.
  • Properly turn over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management team in a timely manner. 
  • Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concern.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include a minimum of ten years of civil construction estimating and/or construction project management experience including highway construction, excavation, or other related, with a proven track record of profitability.  Ideal candidate would have a working knowledge of crew composition and production rates for multiple aspects of civil construction.  Proficiency with estimating and job cost tracking software such as HCSS programs Heavy Bid and Heavy Job is preferred.  Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at one time, possess the ability to successfully negotiate terms and conditions, manage tight deadlines, and demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication to collaborate with various levels of management.


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