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Shirley Contracting Company Chantilly, VA


Shirley Contracting Company
Chantilly, VA
  • Full-Time

Shirleyprides itself on attracting,developingand retaining the best employees in the industry. We hire ambitious and dedicated professionals to fill positions at all levels of our organization.

Shirley Contracting Company, LLC is seeking a heavy highway / civil construction estimator, to be based out of our Lorton headquarters, to help grow our backlog of projects. This position will include a variety of project types including, civil, utility, bridge, and structures, ranging from $1 million to over $500 million.


  • 5+ Years of relevant experience

  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, construction management or related degree preferred

  • Field experience and knowledge of grading, underground utilities, maintenance of traffic, bridge and retaining wall construction is desired

  • Must be familiar with bid-build and design-build projects in the heavy and highway transportation arena at local, state, and/or federal level

  • Proficient in computer and corresponding programs - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Bluebeam, and Google

  • Proficient in estimating software - HeavyBid, AGTEK, AutoCAD, and Micro-Station

  • Ability to read and understand plans, specifications, and contract terms and conditions

  • Strong organizational and time management skills with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment

  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver with strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Must pass pre-employment physical/drug screening


  • Analyze plans, specifications, and contract terms and conditions to determine scope of work and risk portfolio

  • Define scopes of work for various trades, create bid packages, and solicit bids

  • Visit sites as necessary to assess field conditions and access restraints

  • Execute plan take-offs and enter bid information and quantities into HeavyBid

  • Develop self-perform production rates and crew analysis for entry into HeavyBid

  • Prepare cost analysis of bid pricing from subcontractors and vendors

  • Participate in bid review, pre-construction and post-construction meetings

  • Participate in design-build team meetings and assist in development of design alternatives and win strategies

  • Assist in developing a strategy to achieve minority participation goal requirements

  • Document design inaccuracies and write RFI's to designer as required

  • Complete project budget and schedule with appropriate equipment, materials and manpower

  • Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with subcontractors, vendors, and co-workers

  • Provide estimating and change order support to projects on a continuous basis after successful procurement of work

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Shirley Contracting (subsidiaries and affiliates) is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, physical and mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/assignment, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, or any other status prohibited by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Shirley Contracting promotes a drug-free workplace.

Applicants have rights under Federal Employment Laws:Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA);Equal Employment Opportunity(EEO) and Employee Polygraph Protection Act(EPPA).

For more information on Equal Opportunity, you may visit this link.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US on a full time basis in order to be considered.


Shirley Contracting Company

Chantilly, VA



Posted date

May 23, 2024

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Shirley Contracting Company job posting for a Estimator in Chantilly, VA with a salary of $63,500 to $101,400 Yearly with a map of Chantilly location.