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Construction Senior Estimator - Federal Experience

Atlanta, Georgia 30303
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Division/Department: Preconstruction

Reports to: Director of Preconstruction

Brad Cole Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.*

General Position Summary The Senior Estimator assists the Director of Preconstruction in development of cost estimates. The Senior Estimator will have broad experience and a thorough understanding of heavy civil construction estimating with a strong knowledge in Agtek and Bid to Win Estimating program processes for large scale construction projects. The Senior Estimator will be a self-starter and overseeing major estimates with little supervision. Must be able to meet critical deadlines, have the ability to lead and mentor others as well as to work as part of a team.


• Conduct initial analysis of drawings and specifications to ensure required documentation is present.

• Develop full-scope estimates based on construction documents

• Critically analyze the bid documents and understand risk and opportunities and articulate those to management

• Organize the bid team, providing leadership and direction with regards to means and methods, schedule and strategy

• Gather and monitor actual cost vs. estimated cost, maintaining project cost history

• Provide detailed quantity take off of specific trades when required

• Create detailed crew and production cost estimates and review prices with Executives

• Review the progress of existing projects to ensure their completion within the parameters of the established project budget


• Thorough understanding of heavy civil construction industry

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Strong math/accounting skills

• Ability to meet critical deadlines

• Desire to lead and mentor team members while functioning effectively as part of the overall team

• Strong negotiation skills

• Excellent communication skills

• Ability to multi-task and work on multiple bids concurrently

• Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

• Good time management skills and organizational skills

• Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications for heavy civil projects

• Ability to accurately obtain quantities for structural components


• Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical training preferred

• 10 to 15 years of estimating and/or field experience

• Knowledge and efficiency in the following Software: Microsoft Office, Bid to Win, Primavera P6 or similar scheduling software, AutoCAD 3D, Agtek or similar Takeoff Software

• Prior field experience preferred

• USAC experience highly preferred


• This position requires working in the internal and external environment.

• The duties of this position are typically performed in an office setting with normal ranges of temperature and a moderate to high level of office background noise. The majority of duties are performed while sitting at a desk.

• Communication typically occurs through face-to-face interaction, as well as via e-mail, telephone and written correspondence. This job also requires the ability to use other office equipment such as copier, fax machine, etc.

• Occasionally travel to meetings throughout the office and at other company office sites and client locations.

• Constantly work in a team environment, effectively and efficiently achieving goals, improving processes and resolving problems.

• This position requires a flexible work schedule; night and/or weekends may be required.


• Prepare budgets, handle business logistics and ensure employees are being suitably supervised.

• Strong negotiation skills.

• Ability to multitask in various areas and be able to communicate well.

• Organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills.

• Knowledge of different computer programs or at least the ability to learn new software.

• Communication, verbal and written.

• Judgment is also an important skill to have, not only for handling situations but also for making decisions across many departments.

• Staff development is a big part of an operations director role, so you need to be able to inspire energy and creativity.


• Requires considerable concentration and focus. It is subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and workload.

• Normal concentration/intensity, which includes prolonged mental effort.

• Normal memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information.

• Normal complexity of decision making.

• Normal physical mobility, which includes movement from place to place on the job taking distance and speed into account.

Note: This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

• Normal physical strength to handle routine lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as computers and peripherals.


Posted: 2021-07-16 Expires: 2021-09-01

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Construction Senior Estimator - Federal Experience

Brad Cole Construction
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

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