Construction Cost Estimator

Location: Columbia, SC

Construction Cost Estimator - Heavy Civil Work, Site Development, Utilities, and Demolition

Location: Columbia, SC

We are seeking a seasoned estimator to join our team as a Construction Cost Estimator. In this role, you will be responsible for bidding on site development projects ranging from $500k to $20M. The projects will involve heavy civil work such as grading, utilities, and demolition. This position reports to the Preconstruction Director and is based at our headquarters in Columbia, SC.

COMPANY PROFILE:

  • We are a dynamic heavy civil site development company, specializing in projects ranging from infrastructure to mining. Our expertise includes site preparation, reclamation, mass excavation, utilities, landfill, and mining.
  • We are experiencing strong growth and have a robust pipeline of work.
  • Our markets include commercial, industrial, energy, municipal, and mining sectors.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, including:

Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage

401k plan with company match

Bonus eligibility

Company-provided laptop, phone, tablet, and cell phone allowance

Nonstop challenges and opportunities for growth

  • Full pipeline of work for over a year, with additional projects under consideration
  • Structured and organized work environment with involved ownership/management
  • Commitment to work/life balance

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Estimate construction projects ranging from $500k to $20M
  • Prepare estimates for self-performed work, including labor, equipment, and material costs
  • Review and prioritize material and subcontractor quotations
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of construction assemblies and project phases
  • Develop accurate estimates from conceptual and schematic drawings
  • Produce detailed, final contract estimates
  • Analyze site exposures and construction risks to reflect in estimates
  • Identify constructability issues and propose value-engineering alternatives
  • Prepare construction handoff package and address field inquiries about cost estimates
  • Collaborate effectively with the team
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills
  • May require travel within SC, NC, and GA

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

CANDIDATES NEED BACKGROUND IN HEAVY CIVIL SITE WORK

Four-year degree in construction management, civil engineering, or equivalent (exceptions for exceptional candidates with practical experience)

Experience as an estimator for a heavy civil contractor

Proficiency in estimating grading, utilities, and demolition

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
  • Experience with takeoff/modeling software like Agtek, Trimble Business Center, Carlson, or Cad
  • Experience with HCSS or B2W software is a plus
  • Valid driver's license and satisfactory driving record
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