Senior Estimator – Earthwork and Asphalt Paving

  •   Full Time
  •   San Jose

Our company is a premier General Engineering Contractor that specializes in earthwork and asphalt paving. We currently have a position available for a Senior Estimator / Project Manager in the San Jose, CA area.

This opportunity is for a full-time Senior Estimator position to join our management team working with our project managers, superintendents, foremen, and office staff to ensure a successful project for both our customer and our company.

Specific responsibilities include:

• responsible for the preparation of bid proposals including review of project drawings, specifications, and soils report

• coordinate with the take-off staff to ensure required quantities are determined

• solicit quotations from subcontractors, vendors, and truckers

• determine most economical way to build the project and prepare estimate by determining labor, equipment, material, trucking, and subcontractor costs for the various project tasks using our estimating program, SharpeSoft

• prepare scope letter and proposal for presentation to customers for private work or work as a subcontractor and complete bid documents for public works bid as a prime contractor

• confer with other estimators, project managers, and field personnel for input as need during bid preparation; develop relationships with new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers

• project manage awarded projects by managing the overall project including preparation of project schedules, correspondence, pay applications, subcontracts, and purchase orders

• monitoring, tracking, and collecting payment for T&M and lump change orders

• performing job cost review and forecasts

• negotiating with customers, subcontractors, and vendors

• ensure project safety.

7 – 10 years experience in the civil construction industry with experience as a an estimator and project manager. The candidate must be able to multitask and shift gears quickly as needed.

Preferred Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or extensive project management and estimating experience in grading and paving

Preferred Technical Skills:
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project; SharpeSoft Estimator (or similar program)

Personal Abilities:
The candidate shall have solid mathematical and written and oral communication skills and be able to effectively work with customers, subcontractors, vendors, co-workers, engineers and architects, utility companys, and government agencies.


Job ID: 2888

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Construction Industry

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