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Heavy Civil Estimator


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Position Description:
Digg Commercial is seeking a Heavy Civil Estimator with at least 5 years of heavy civil commercial construction experience. The Estimator will be responsible for all aspects of estimating, including quantity take-off, pricing and bidding of heavy civil construction projects. This is an exciting, challenging role for which only the best are considered.
Position Requirements:
Essential job functions include:
Read and understand plans and specifications for major and complex projects.
Manage the preparation of a thorough take-off of quantities for specific scopes of work.
Develop and enhance owner, subcontractor and vendor relations.
Communicate and collaborate with Operations and Purchasing during pre-construction plans.
Assist Purchasing in evaluating and analyzing subcontractor proposals.
Responsible for the preparation of preliminary estimates and studies during pre-construction to monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas.
Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
Analyze cost data, unit prices, back-page costs, value and information that can be developed and used as a rule of thumb for all building systems estimated costs.
Provide innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
Ensure assigned tasks are completed and delivered within timeframes allotted.
Derive systems quantities for Building Information Models (BIM) and other estimate software in order to provide complete and clear estimate.
Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package(s) that clearly communicates the project cost to upper management and owner.
Prepare budget comparisons between current and previous estimates.

Qualifications:
Minimum 5 years of Heavy Civil Construction experience.
3+ years of progressive experience in estimating.
Seeking someone with a variety of project types with emphasis on Civil projects
Bachelors degree is preferable but not required.
Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook.
General knowledge of estimating programs.
Excellent organizational, time management, and communication skills.
Knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids and the GMP processes.
Experienced dealing with subcontracts, subcontractors and/or self-perform work.
Assertive and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.
Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.
Must be able to multitask and meet established deadlines.

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