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    • Heavy Civil, Heavy Civil
    • North Carolina, Raleigh
    • Permanent
    $80K-$110K per annum

    Position: Heavy Civil Construction Estimator

    Location: Raleigh, North Carolina


    1. Project Assessment: Evaluate project plans, specifications, and other relevant documents to gain a thorough understanding of the scope, materials, and resources required.

    2. Cost Estimation: Prepare accurate and detailed cost estimates for heavy civil construction projects, including earthwork, grading, drainage, utilities, roadways, bridges, and other infrastructure components.

    3. Quantity Takeoff: Perform quantity takeoffs to determine the amount of materials, labor, and equipment needed for each project component.

    4. Bid Preparation: Develop comprehensive bid proposals, ensuring all costs, including labor, materials, subcontractor quotes, equipment, and overhead, are accurately accounted for.

    5. Vendor and Subcontractor Coordination: Solicit and evaluate quotes from subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors to secure competitive pricing for materials and services.

    6. Value Engineering: Identify cost-saving opportunities and alternative construction methods while maintaining project quality and safety standards.

    7. Cost Analysis: Analyze historical cost data and industry benchmarks to validate estimates and adjust as necessary.

    8. Risk Assessment: Identify potential risks and uncertainties in the project and develop contingency plans and cost provisions.

    9. Collaboration: Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to refine estimates and ensure alignment with project goals and client expectations.

    10. Bid Submissions: Prepare and submit bid packages in a timely manner, ensuring compliance with all client requirements and deadlines.

    11. Contract Review: Assist in contract review and negotiation to ensure terms are consistent with the estimated costs and scope of work.

    12. Post-Bid Activities: Participate in post-bid activities, such as bid reviews, client meetings, and post-bid analysis, to improve estimating accuracy and win rates.


    1. Education: Bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, or a related field is preferred. Relevant work experience may substitute for formal education.

    2. Experience: 3-5 years of heavy civil construction estimating experience, with a proven track record of successful bids in a similar capacity.

    3. Construction Knowledge: Strong understanding of heavy civil construction processes, materials, methods, and industry standards.

    4. Software Proficiency: Proficiency in construction estimating software (e.g., ProEst, HCSS HeavyBid), as well as Microsoft Excel and project management software.

    5. Analytical Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with attention to detail in quantity takeoffs and cost calculations.

    6. Communication Skills: Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey complex information clearly and effectively to team members, clients, and subcontractors.

    7. Technical Knowledge: Familiarity with relevant codes, regulations, and permitting processes in North Carolina.

    8. Organization: Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.

    9. Team Player: Collaborative attitude and willingness to work as part of a project team.

    10. Adaptability: Flexibility to adjust estimates and strategies as project requirements change or new information becomes available.

    11. Certifications: Relevant certifications such as Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) or similar credentials are a plus but not mandatory.

    12. Local Knowledge: Familiarity with the Raleigh, North Carolina construction market, subcontractors, and suppliers is advantageous.

    Oscar Associates Limited (US) is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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