Estimator – Heavy Civil

Location: Columbia, SC

Heavy Civil Project Estimator - Specializing in Site Work, Utilities, Drainage Systems, and Roads

Location: Columbia, SC

We are seeking an experienced project estimator for a heavy civil contracting company specializing in site work projects. These projects typically range from $500k to $20M.

Company Profile:

  • Join a dynamic heavy civil site development company involved in various projects including infrastructure, mining, site preparation, reclamation, mass excavation, utilities, landfill, and mining.
  • Experience strong growth with a robust pipeline of work
  • Serve various markets including commercial, industrial, energy, municipal, and mining

What This Company Offers You:

  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package

Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage

401k plan with company match

Eligible for bonus

· Company provides laptop, phone, tablet, and cell phone allowance

· Experience nonstop challenges in a structured and organized environment with actively involved ownership/management

  • Full pipeline of work extending over a year with additional projects under consideration
  • Opportunities for training and growth
  • Promote work/life balance

The Role You Will Play

As an estimator, you play a crucial role in the company. You will need to be experienced in estimating grading, utilities, and demolition for a variety of projects, including site development, industrial, commercial development, utilities, mining reclamation, overburden removal, demolition, and general site work. Reporting to the Preconstruction Director, your work will be based at our headquarters in Columbia, SC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Estimate projects ranging from $500k to $20M
  • Estimate the labor, equipment, and material costs for self-performed work
  • Solicit, review, and prioritize material and subcontractor quotations for management review
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of construction assemblies and all project phases
  • Produce accurate estimates from conceptual and schematic drawings
  • Prepare detailed, final contract estimates
  • Assess site exposures and construction risks to analyze cost and reflect them in estimates
  • Identify constructability issues throughout the estimating process
  • Identify value-engineering alternatives
  • Prepare construction handoff package and respond to field questions regarding subcontractor and vendor pricing
  • Work collaboratively with a team
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to travel within SC, NC, and GA if necessary

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Candidates need background in heavy civil site work

· Preferred: Four-year degree in construction management, civil engineering, or equivalent. Will consider candidates without a 4-year degree if they have extensive practical experience

· Experience working as an estimator for a heavy civil contractor

· Experience in estimating grading, utilities, and demolition

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
  • Experience with takeoff/modeling software such as Agtek, Trimble Business Center, Carlson, or CAD
  • Experience with HCSS or B2W software is a plus

· Must have a valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record

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