• Posted on: Jul 01, 2024
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Job ID: f13373b9
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Jul 01, 2024
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Job ID: f13373b9
  • Type: Full Time

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At Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 120 year history of quality, safety and excellence, Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.

We are looking for an experienced Estimator to join our San Diego Area team. This position is responsible for the development of accurate and timely estimates for both private and public works projects.

Essential Functions

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, soils reports and existing site conditions to determine scope of work.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings.
  • Preparation of pre-bid RFI’s prior to specification cutoff date.
  • Solicit subcontractors and vendors prior to bid date to ensure coverage of scope of work.
  • Assist in coordination of scope of work with other Division and subcontractors.
  • Preparation of estimates by calculating complete take off of scope of work.
  • Maintain files of working documents as backup for estimating figures.
  • Interface with Owner and other contractors to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.
  • Assist with project startup / estimate handoff and budgeting.
  • Help monitor post bid submission dates towards contract procurement.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned. May include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring material, monitoring progress, cost/budget, revenue, etc.
  • Lead bid closings.
  • Mentor, guide and train estimating staff.
  • Assist Chief Estimator with B2W maintenance and updates.
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Participate in alternative delivery pursuits.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree would be preferred, or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience.


5+ years of Estimating experience. Minimum 1 year of field experience.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills And Ability

  • Ability to lead estimates for bids up to $75,000,000.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and computer skills
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • Become advanced in Bid2Win Estimating software.
  • Become proficient in Agtek, SureTrak, Primavera P6 and MS Project.
  • Become proficient in Blue Beam and Sketch up.
  • Become advanced in reading plans and specifications
  • Become advanced in takeoffs.
  • Must have an understanding of construction sequencing and project staffing requirements.
  • Must be familiar with Contract Accounting
  • Must have an understanding of critical path.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Other requirements may apply.


  • Collaboration Skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Results Driven
  • Process Oriented
  • Analysis/Solution Driven
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Organization Skills
  • Applied Mathematical Skills

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Regularly required to sit.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk at jobsites.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds.

Company Benefits Package

In addition to offering a comprehensive benefits package for all employees — including a superior health benefits package — Company also offers generous performance-based compensation. As part of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Corporation, Company employees have the opportunity to directly and financially benefit from the Company’s success. Other benefits include vacation time, sick days, paid holidays, and a 401K program. (Benefits are subject to eligibility requirements)

Annual Salary Range: $120,000 – $135,000.


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