Sr. Estimator, Heavy Civil

Downers Grove, IL

Posted: 07/04/2019 Industry: Construction Job Number: j-328 Pay Rate: 100,000-140,000

The Senior Estimator will perform a variety of professional estimating duties related to developing estimates and procuring work for heavy civil construction projects (roads, highway, bridges). Assists in the preparation of cost estimates, prepare construction budgets from cost estimates, and handle contract administrative paperwork. 


  • Responsible for all aspects of Estimating process
  • Conduct thorough analysis of drawings and specifications, ensuring required information is provided
  • Research selected products from a cost and constructability perspective
  • Solicit subcontractor pricing and bids for different trades in preparation of cost estimate
  • Review progress and construction documents for constructability. Lead and participate in discussion regarding alternate detail and materials for specific areas or trades
  • Provide and present estimating productions and scheduling.
  • Provide and present value engineering options and costs
  • Coordinate administrative staff in sending documents to vendors.
  • 10+ years of Estimating experience on Heavy Highway, Bridge, Railroad projects
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent field experience. Bridge and Highway experience is desired.
  • Working knowledge of takeoff and spreadsheet software. B2W estimating software and Project a plus
  • Ability to make decisions, work independently and coordinate estimating colleagues.
  • Ability to meet critical project deadline, willingness to coordinate and work as a Team Member.
  • B2W estimating software and Project a plus



*Relocation to the Chicago area is available for the right candidate.

Linda Nicholls

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