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Earthwork Estimator

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    Minneapolis/St. Paul
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Our Client is looking to fill an Earthwork Estimator 
  • Evaluate proposal specifications and drawings thoroughly to ascertain the scope of work and necessary contents for estimation.
  • Conduct site visits and participate in Pre-Bid/Bid Openings as required.
  • Estimate production time, crew sizes, and the materials and equipment needed to complete each estimate accurately.
  • Prepare detailed take-offs for Earthwork, Highway, and Utility components based on the analysis of project scope.
  • Recognize and assess project risks associated with each estimate.
  • Reach out to material vendors and subcontractors to obtain competitive quotes for each project under consideration.
  • Compare and summarize quotes received from vendors and subcontractors effectively.
  • Utilize post-bid pricing and historical job costing data to evaluate prevailing market conditions and refine estimates accordingly.
  • Regularly update Material and Vendor Codebooks to ensure accuracy and relevance.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field from an accredited institution, with a minimum of 2 years' experience in estimating heavy civil/site projects (earthwork & utilities) for both public and private sectors.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate attention to detail, analytical skills, and organizational abilities.
  • Proficiency or familiarity with software programs including HCSS Estimate, Agtek, Bluebeam, MS Office Suite, P6 Primavera, Trimble Business Center, and Sharefile.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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David Barley Jr Recruiting Manager