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Civil Estimator
Clark Construction Group, LLC McLean, VA

Civil Estimator

Clark Construction Group, LLC
McLean, VA
  • Full-Time
Job Description
Company Info


Clark is seeking an experienced Civil Estimator, to be based in and out of our Bethesda headquarters, to help grow our backlog of projects in the Mid Atlantic market, using all types of delivery methods, but with an emphasis in Construction Manager At-Risk (CMAR) projects. This position will include a variety of project types, including rail stations, rail and bus maintenance facilities, intermodal centers, air transportation centers, tunnels, and water and wastewater treatment plants. This key member of our team will passionately help promote the development of creative, innovative solutions to construction challenges and enjoy the acquisition of winning profitable work. With pre construction success, there will come opportunities to transition to field assignments to construct the won work.


  • Maintain high standards of professionalism and ethical behavior when representing the company
  • Analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for projects
  • Develop complete and accurate estimates for Divisions 3 (Concrete), 5 (Miscellaneous Metals), 6 (Rough Carpentry), 31 (Earthwork and Support of Excavation), 32 (Exterior Improvements) and 33 (Utilities) on a variety of project types
  • Perform portions of estimates for multi-discipline projects including scope determinations and accurate quantity surveys
  • Supervise and train other estimators in your areas of expertise
  • Solicit subcontractor and/or vendor quotes and evaluate them for scope and qualifications
  • Lead meetings with subcontractors to develop complete scopes and discuss strategy
  • Perform risk and contract management responsibilities as required on bids
  • Assist in developing a strategy to achieve minority participation requirements
  • Review total estimate to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation
  • Monitor comparison of estimated costs to actual costs
  • Research and promote continuous improvement in developing more efficient estimating methods
  • Examine construction sites and observe unusual or challenging conditions

Basic Qualifications

  • Dedicated to winning work and taking pride and ownership of the final work product
  • 3 to many years of heavy civil estimating and cost control related experience (Concrete and Sitework estimating experience preferred)
  • Field experience is desirable
  • Estimating experience on public works projects in the Mid-Atlantic and California is desirable
  • Demonstrate the ability to either lead or be a part of a team for multiple projects and pursuits at any one given time
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management, or related degree
  • Knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to multitask
  • Must be detail oriented, technically sound and have good communication skills

Clark Civil

Clark Civil performs heavy/civil work including airport, heavy rail, light rail, bridges, interstate road work, electrical substations, water and wastewater treatment, and facilities projects ranging from $10 million to $500 million. Clark Civil delivers projects through a variety of contracting methods, including design/build, construction manager at-risk, and general contracting. With a staff of over 20 percent professional engineers, Clark Civil's projects are led by an experienced heavy/civil technical staff and supported by a multidisciplinary, in-house team. Clark Civil is a division of Clark Construction Group, LLC


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Clark Construction Group, LLC job posting for a Civil Estimator in McLean, VA with a salary of $85,900 to $126,400 Yearly with a map of McLean location.