• Posted on: Apr 25, 2024
  • Location: Brea, CA
  • Job ID: 887c94c3
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Apr 25, 2024
  • Location: Brea, CA
  • Job ID: 887c94c3
  • 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 a Senior Estimator to join our Southern Region Team. This position is responsible for overseeing the development of accurate and timely estimates for both private and public works projects and bidding large scale and design-build/alternative procurement projects.

Essential Functions

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, soils reports and existing site conditions to determine scope of work.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings.
  • Oversee the good faith effort process and communicate the DBE requirements to the estimating team.
  • Coordinate bid preparation requirements with Contract Administrator.
  • Take ownership of bid document package and review prior to submission for completeness and accuracy.
  • Track work history and review schedules of projects being estimated.
  • Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to bid.
  • Assess labor force necessary for projects bidding to determine whether Company has the capability to staff accordingly, if awarded the job.
  • Review project risk matrix on projects being bid by the team to assess risks and opportunities.
  • Perform risk and contract management responsibilities as required, and report findings to Chief Estimator and Division Manager.
  • Monitor owner changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period.
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to particular bid/project as assigned.
  • Carefully review subcontractor quotes on bid day to determine scope gaps and redundancies.
  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors, if necessary.
  • Oversee coordination pre-bid RFI’s prior to specification cutoff date.
  • Monitor post bid submission dates towards contract procurement
  • Ensure proper project handoff if project is taken over by another PM/Team.
  • Monitor actual cost to estimated cost.
  • Coordinate scope of work with other Division and subcontractors.
  • 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.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned. May include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring material, monitoring progress, cost/budget, revenue, etc.
  • Lead training efforts for the Estimating Department.
  • Assist Chief Estimator with B2W maintenance and updates
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Lead bid closings and provide guidance on final bid strategy to estimating team. Ensure bid items have been balanced.
  • Lead alternative delivery pursuits.
  • Take an active role in managing owner relationships and business development.
  • Other duties as assigned


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


  • Minimum 6 years of estimating heavy civil projects and a minimum 3 years of field experience in a heavy civil environment.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skills And Ability

  • Ability to consistently lead estimates for bids up to $300,000,000. Must have a track record of consistently putting estimates together that give the field the opportunity to beat budget.
  • Proficient in understanding staging/phasing and project scope.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills.
  • Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Must be able to endure time pressures leading up to bid submission and on bid days.
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and manage a team.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and computer skills
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • Must master Bid2Win Estimating software.
  • Must master Blue Beam, Agtek and Sketch up.
  • Must master reading plans and specifications
  • Must have a thorough understanding of special insurance requirements, such as builder’s risk, hazardous, railroad, etc.
  • Must have an understanding of different materials required for construction, by project type.
  • Must have an understanding of hold harmless and indemnity clauses in specifications.
  • Must have an understanding of liquidated damages.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of project labor agreements and labor requirements.
  • Must master the process of doing take-offs by phase, stage, area, etc.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of time impact analysis and time related overhead
  • Must be familiar with Contract Accounting
  • Must have an understanding of critical path and track delays.
  • Must master P6, SureTrak and MS Project.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Other requirements may apply


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

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: $130,000 – $160,000.

Relocation assistance will be provided to candidates outside of the local area on a case-by-case basis.

Company is an equal opportunity employer and an employee-owned company.


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