Estimator (Central) Illinois

University Park, IL
Posted 1 month ago

The Construction Estimator will utilize his/her expertise to help secure work with current and new clients. S/He will deliver contract proposal estimates, post-award purchase orders and subcontracts on a wide variety of underground utility construction projects, which include underground electrical, telecommunications, and sewer/water.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare and assemble bid proposals, including completing detailed estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work and soliciting pricing from qualified vendors and subcontractors
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings
  • Attend pre-bid meetings to determine the scope of work
  • Research, negotiate and prepare purchase orders and subcontracts for awarded projects
  • Participate in pre-job meetings with project management personnel
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Qualifications and Requirements

  • 3+ years of relevant construction estimating experience in various telecom, electric, pipeline, and water and sewer markets
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in construction management, engineering, or a related field
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain good working relationships with subcontractors, vendors, suppliers and other business partners
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail and accuracy of information
  • The drive to deliver high-quality work under very strict deadlines
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, including Outlook, Word, and Excel
  • General working proficiency of estimating and takeoff software
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments and priorities in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy

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