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Construction - Estimator

Estimator (Civils)

Chicago, Illinois
US$170000 - US$180000 per annum
2020-10-20 00:06:27 2021-09-03 Resourcing Group USA
Oct 20, 2020


Greater Chicago

Highly Competitive salary with excellent benefits, PTO and more!

Resourcing Group are working with a global civil construction business, recruiting an Estimator to join their team working on complex infrastructure and construction projects. This is a permanent vacancy working in Greater Chicago.

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

Responsibilities will include:

  • Thoroughly investigating the specifications, scope of work and drawings for your portion of a bid and develop a complete understanding of all requirements.
  • Accurately and timely performs takeoffs and calculations and analyzes data.
  • Conducts field visits to gather relevant data on project site conditions verify production rates and learn new construction techniques. Adjusts bid methods and incorporates this information accordingly during the bidding process.
  • Negotiates the best deal for cost, quality, and delivery using the company buyout procedure.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the contract documents and the potential risks for a project. Makes well-supported recommendations on how to mitigate and price risks.
  • Interfaces extensively with the Contracts department to address any risks or issues with the contract.
  • Helps develop pricing strategies.
  • Coordinate with Business Development, Engineering and Operations teams to get bid priced and submitted on time.
  • Drafts proposals per RFP specifications with detailed pricing and clarifications.


  • 5+ year field experience on large scale transportation projects ($50M+) required, plus 5 years of experience estimating projects valued at over $50M.
  • Thorough knowledge of estimating, engineering, cost tracking systems and site surveying.
  • Has a solid time management system and demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, etc.), plan and spec reading.
  • Experience in Primavera, HCSS, On Screen Takeoff (OST) and AGTEK would be advantageous.
  • Excellent at multitasking. This position requires working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Outstanding communication and people skills. Solicits subcontractors and vendors as needed.

Benefits Include

  • Full range of health benefits offered - Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Paid holidays
  • Excellent career progression with a global business

Resourcing Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Chicago, Illinois
US$170000 - US$180000 per annum

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