Estimator - Civil Construction

Interwest Construction Inc.   Burlington, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on March 31, 2024

Job Summary:  Under direct supervision of the Chief Estimator this position is responsible for the leadership and preparation of complete estimates and proposals, utilizing documents ranging from concept sketches to complete construction drawings and specifications.
Perks and Benefits:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Excellent Heath Care; Medical, Pharmacy, Vision, Dental, Life, STD, AD&D, EAP; 90% Employee, 65% Child/Spouse, 50% Family Coverages. 
  • Generous Paid Time off Policy
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Fidelity 401k Program with Match program.  

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements, setting priorities.
  • Prepares construction estimate by studying construction plans and specifications, identifying and projecting costs for each item of work.
  • Review and understand bid documents prior to bid day to assist estimating support staff in their preparation and completion.
  • Identify, solicit, and obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials, identifying qualified subcontractors.
  • Visit proposed project site prior to completing estimate when possible.
  • Maintains cost keys and price masters by updating information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Assist PM/PE and Overall Project team with project buyout on successful bids. Coordinate with design teams to help develop and interpret design concepts during design build pursuits and communicate that information to the rest of the team.
  • Implement advanced knowledge of estimating software including estimate setup, cost reviews, and bid pricing.
  • Assist in the development of technical proposals for design build and other alternate procurement projects.
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of construction equipment and techniques, drawing and specifications, building materials and required standards applicable to discipline.
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others.
  • Great verbal and written communication skills.
  • Multitask effectively and manage stress load appropriately.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Self-starter who is process orientated and data driven; results orientated and proactive. 
  • Ability to assume responsibility, interface and communicate effectively with others.
  • Exhibits integrity and ethical behavior.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task; ability to be flexible and adapt to change.
  • Ability to meet eligibility requirement for E-Verify Citizenship.
  • Passing random drug screening and possibly background checks.

Education & Experience:

  • Construction Management, and/or Business Management and/or Civil Engineering Degree.
  • Over 5 years of experience in estimating projects exceeding $5 million.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid Software 

Compensation Range

  • $94,000.00 - $100,000.00 Annually DOE 

The salary range includes the minimum, midpoint, and maximum base salary values. A candidate's offer can vary depending on differentiating factors, including but not limited to education, training, or experience.

Work Environment:
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand, as necessary. The noise level in the work environment is typically moderate. At times this position will travel to view projects prior to estimating with a company car.

Physical Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time, although a stand-up desk is offered. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch and must frequently use fine hand manipulation (keyboarding). Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. At times, may require more than 40 hours per week to perform the essential duties of the position. At times this position may need to traverse on a job site location to view a project prior to estimating; ability to traverse on un-even ground is required.

Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Interwest Construction, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/vets. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.