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Sr. Estimator

Caton Construction Group
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Caton Construction Group, one of the Caton Companies, is growing! Our family owned company is seeking an experienced Senior Estimator to join our team for our projects in various locations in Virginia and North Carolina.  We have estimating offices in Troy, Virginia (Charlottesville), and Cary, North Carolina (Raleigh). 


The Senior Estimator is responsible for developing project estimates and schedules for civil construction projects ranging from $1M to $35M, evaluating contract requirements, and providing direction and assistance to junior team members.

Essential Functions

  • Read and interpret pertinent bid documents and plans
  • Perform quantity takeoffs from civil construction plans and documents
  • Develop the project scope and identify necessary disciplines
  • Identify subcontractor roles
  • Evaluate DBE participation to ensure project goals are met
  • Identify constructability issues
  • Identify value engineering opportunities
  • Coordinate pre-bid activities and inquiries with the owner
  • Develop and review project estimates and schedules ($1M-$30M)
  • Provide direction and assistance to junior team members
  • Develop and deliver project bid packages

Supervisory Responsibility

  • May supervise a team of junior estimators

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position; typical work hours and days are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Weekend work may be required on occasion.

Travel/ Driving

  • Local travel is required. May need to utilize personal transportation.

The Benefits

•    Competitive Compensation Package

•    Comprehensive Health, Vision and Dental Insurance

•    FSA Program

•    401K Program with 4% company match

•    8 Paid Holidays plus personal floating holiday

•    120 hours of accrued Paid time Off (PTO) the first year

And more…

Salary depends on skills and experience. Locally owned and managed, The Caton Companies offer 401(k), excellent medical/dental coverage, as well as many other benefits.

Equal Opportunity Employer


Required Education and Experience

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in a construction related field preferred
  • Associates or bachelor's degree in a construction-related field
  • 4 -7 years of experience as a civil construction estimator
  • Experience with Dept of Transportation specifications
  • Previous experience with estimating software HeavyBid or equivalent

 Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience with heavy highway, earthwork, bridge, and utility construction
  • Previous work with NCDOT and VDOT


Posted: 2023-03-14 Expires: 2023-03-30

Caton Construction Group

The Caton Construction Group provides robust capabilities for full-service construction. We are a proven, high-value business with over 300 employees in three locations across Virginia. Our philosophy is the same today as it was 45 years ago, it’s all about management, no matter the product or service; it takes good people and well-thought-out direction to achieve ultimate performance.

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