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Civil Estimator

Lakeside, CA 92040

Posted: 02/11/2023 Specialization: Construction Job Number: 2540 Salary / Pay Rate: $140,000.00

Job Description


The duties for this position will include and not limited to the following.
  • Prepare cost estimates for projects in their category or categories, including the following
    • Review of RFx instructions & project plan documents
    • Quantity takeoff for self-performed and subcontracted work
    • Requesting of subcontractor and material quotes
    • Selection of vendors
    • Entry of relevant information into bid preparation software,
    • Reviewing with operations staff
    • Preparation of bid documents for submission to the client, including work plans and schedules
    • Technical and business written deliverables, and pricing sheets
    • Following through on submissions
  • Manage ongoing work which is awarded as a result of estimates prepared by that individual
  • Being responsible for project documentation (submittals, RFIs, notices), ongoing client business deliverables (schedules, billing, notices), and official client communication.
  • Other duties as assigned

This position is in the Estimator/Project Manager role in the Estimating department, and promotion or advancement opportunities exist for individuals interested in advancing to a more responsible position over time.

Qualified candidates must possess the following special skills and or requirements to be considered for this position.
  • Demonstrated understanding of technical methodology for the preparation of cost estimates for construction (either by recent experience in applicable job or through skills test).
  • Expert user of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in Standard English
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness
  • Ability to meet deadlines and complete work in a timely manner
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times
  • Great communication skills both written and verbal
  • Contributes to building a positive work environment

  • 4 Year degree from an accredited college or university & 4 Years Work Experience OR 8 Years Work Experience in a directly related role in this or a similar industry required
  • Degree in Business Management, Project Management, Communications, English, Humanities, Construction Engineering or Management, or Allied Fields preferred
  • Experience working with public utilities in Southern California, especially SDG&E, SCE, SCG, SWG, IID, LADWP, City of Riverside, or City of Long Beach preferred
  • Experience with Heavy Construction Software Suite – HeavyBid preferred
  • Experience with Heavy Construction Software Suite HeavyJob and Safety preferred
  • Experience with Microsoft Project and/or Primavera P6 preferred
  • Experience with Sage 300/Timberline &/or Sage Paperless preferred
  • Experience with Agtek or Autodesk preferred


The following benefits options are available to eligible employees
  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time
  • 401K (with company contribution match)
  • Health Benefits packet includes
    • Multiple medical and dental plan options
    • Voluntary vision, life, and AD&D plans
    • Aflac
    • Employee Assistance Program
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