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Heavy Civil Estimator

Company: Granite Construction Inc
Location: bakersfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you've come to the right place!

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long-standing commitment to building some of America's largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway, and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product, and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset, and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award-winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you'll see that we are building more than infrastructure-together, we are building your future.

General Summary

This position is responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals and estimates for both private and public sector works projects from $10 to $10 million to ensure Granite is a responsive bidder. Concentration in mass earth moving, asphalt paving, underground and structural concrete.

Essential Job Accountabilities

* Analyze and compile estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment requirements, location, and other factors to ensure a high quality and timely estimate. * Review drawings, specifications, and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations to include in final project estimate. * Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid. * Review "take-off" quantities to ensure accuracy of data used in estimates. * Utilize existing cost history as a check to complete estimate. * Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure logically estimated costs are accurate. * Present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness. * Communicate with owners, subcontractors, public and private entities to ensure competitiveness. * Communicate estimate bid information to field operations at pre-construction meetings to ensure understanding of scope of job and critical means and methods of construction. * Develop and maintain business relationships to increase bid opportunities in the regional market. * Supervise, direct, and mentor estimating staff to ensure individual development and Granite standards are met. * Participate in and/or lead means and method discussions, being the catalyst to drive creative thinking and innovative ideas that distinguishes a successful estimate. * Promote: * A safety program that provides for a safe work environment that meets or exceeds Granite's Annual Incident Goal, and foster a culture that expects participation at all levels * The ability to recognize and understand appropriate environmental policies, rules, and the potential adverse effects to the environment due to operations, and take steps necessary to comply with policy/rules, and mitigate the effects of operations * A quality culture that recognizes the effect of quality on all operations, and takes steps necessary to provide a product or service that is a source of pride for our workers, and pleasing to our customers

Education

* Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related work experience.

Work Experience

* 5+ years estimating experience * Prior management experience required * Experience in DOT asphalt paving and public works

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

* Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), AGTEK Take-off and Primavera Scheduling software. * Knowledge of Estimating software. HCSS experience preferred * Knowledge of civil engineering principles. * Knowledge of construction principles and equipment capabilities. * Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. * Knowledge of agency (U)DBE requirements.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to outside working conditions. At times will be working around large construction equipment, must be safety conscience.

Additional Requirements/Skills

* Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment. * Team player * Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct * Valid driver's license and ability to drive * Travel to other regions in the country for IP/JV bidding opportunities which require air travel and overnight stays

Keywords: Granite Construction Inc, Bakersfield , Heavy Civil Estimator, Other , bakersfield, California

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