Estimator

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Estimator

If you are an estimator looking for a new opportunity, consider Lane Construction, one of the nation's leading heavy civil contractors. At Lane, we are as committed to your career success as you are. We offer challenging work, competitive compensation, great colleagues and a collaborative work environment. Join the Lane team and construct excellence every day.

Estimator

The Estimator is responsible for quantifying & pricing in coordination with the District Managers, Joint Venture Partners and Lane Estimating team.

Responsibilities:

Including but not limited to:
  • Quantify project components assigned by the leading estimator using conventional methods and Agtek
  • Visit project to understand site conditions/restrictions
  • Accurately utilize project plans and specifications to interpret and decipher scopes of work
  • Assess scopes of work to assign crews (labor and equipment), productions, schedules, materials and subcontracting opportunities to compile and establish pricing to cover project-related work activities from project commencement to completion
  • Work with the estimating team bidding the project to build the estimate, then price assigned items in HCSS HEAVY Bid and quantify various scopes of work by utilizing Agtek
  • Work on a preliminary project schedule based on the information provided in the plans and specifications utilizing Primavera P6 or Primavera Contractor software
  • Work with the team to close the estimate
  • Coordinate with sub-contractors & suppliers about resources needed for project
  • Assist in creating, organizing and maintaining vendors and subcontractors lists in order to facilitate quotes for projects
  • Actively communicate with DOTs, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure projects' minority goals are being regularly met
  • Communicate and follow-up with subcontractors and suppliers to solicit quotations for each project
  • Enter quotations (pricing) from subcontractors/suppliers into HCSS estimates
  • Research pricing for estimates based on historical and regional costs
  • Research new bidding opportunities and newly advertised projects within the division's territory
  • Carry out job duties while maintaining Lane values


Qualifications:

  • 4-year BS Degree in Civil Engineering or a similar discipline is required
  • Minimum 2-4 years of experience as an Estimator or office/field engineer
  • Experience in all aspects of heavy/highway work preferred
  • HCSS, Agtek and Primavera P6 experience is strongly preferred
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

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