Estimator- Heavy Highway

Location: Raleigh, NC

We are currently seeking a highly skilled Cost Estimator for highway construction projects at our location in Raleigh, NC. As an Estimator, you will play a crucial role in analyzing, preparing, and reviewing bids for heavy civil, roadway, highway, and bridge projects. This position requires a thorough understanding of earthwork, underground, stormwater, and wet utility construction.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct accurate quantity take-offs based on a comprehensive understanding of project scope.
  • Monitor actual project costs in comparison to bids and keep track of commodity pricing that may affect costs.
  • Collaborate with clients, vendors, and other departments to discuss project requirements and develop effective strategies, estimates, and solutions for conflict resolution.
  • Engage in discussions with engineers, owners, contractors, and subcontractors regarding changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Thoroughly review and comprehend all bidding phase correspondence, including plans, specifications, bid forms, RFI's, clarifications, and addenda.
  • Manage full-cycle take-offs and pricing for assigned divisions, including subcontractor coordination, bid preparation, and submission.
  • Prepare sub-bid analysis documents to support the project team in evaluating subcontractor bids and materials.
  • Create documentation and estimates used by management to plan, organize, and schedule work effectively.
  • Lead by example, share knowledge and skills, and provide guidance and mentorship to others.
  • Effectively manage multiple projects with different bid dates, maintaining a highly organized work environment.
  • Preferred working knowledge of tools such as Hard Dollar, Bluebeam, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Agtek, and HCSS (Heavy Bid).

Required Skills & Experience

  • Minimum of 1-10 years of experience as an Estimator in earthwork, grading, or underground construction projects.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a related discipline is preferred.
  • Previous field operations experience is highly desirable.
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