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Estimator (Civil / Concrete)
The Christman Company Sterling, VA

Estimator (Civil / Concrete)

The Christman Company
Sterling, VA
  • Medical , Retirement
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Build More with Your Career at Christman

With projects throughout the greater Midwest, Christman Building Innovation Group is a great place to begin, continue or grow your career. We are searching for the next generation of innovative minds who want to shape the world and live to build. We are looking for Estimator candidates with specialty concrete and civil experience in Central Michigan to join our team!

What You Will Do:

As an Estimator, you will assist throughout the preconstruction process by leading cost-estimating efforts to produce accurate construction cost budgets and estimates. This role will provide input to conceptualize and interpret the scope from incomplete or schematic documents and work closely with other members of the project team. Additionally, your primary daily responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

Read and interpret drawings and project specifications

  • Read and interpret technical documents such as Geotechnical Reports, Due Care Plans, etc.
  • Manage supplier and subcontractor bid invitations for respective estimates
  • Survey/Quantify materials/assemblies from drawings
  • Develop knowledge of Planswift, and WinEst estimating software
  • Develop knowledge of aggregate materials including common properties, conversions, and applications.
  • Develop knowledge of commonly utilized equipment including pricing and application.
  • Organize quantity takeoffs for ease of audit
  • Review contract scopes and associated dollar figures
  • Assist with subcontractor recommendations and buyout
  • Assist with project handoff and kickoff meetings
  • Contact/Follows-up with subcontractors and suppliers for pricing input
  • Prepare proposal letters, qualification and clarification sheets
  • Responsible for timely and complete bid submission and management of all required bid submission requirements (i.e. schedule, logistics, breakdown pricing, etc.)
  • Develop knowledge of construction pricing
  • Make recommendations for software upgrades
  • Make recommendations for database pricing changes

What You Will Bring to the Team:

Required experience, knowledge, and skills for this role include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Business, Finance or a related job field.
  • Five (5) years of work experience in estimating or construction project management roles - preference to candidates with experience in specialty construction services.
  • -OR- Equivalent combination of the above education, training, and experience.
  • Additional Eligibility Qualifications
  • The ability to contribute as a member of a team and help others succeed is very important for success at Christman. Planning successful projects is done best when there is a high-performance project team assisting our clients in making critical design decisions. Attributes include being self-motivated; a problem solver; creative thinking; and having a comfort level of presenting concepts and ideas.
  • Well organized, excellent communication, and negotiation abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions, and trade practices.
  • Must have the conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop an understanding of the owner and/or architect's requirements.
  • Complete knowledge of the estimating documents and the ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of the documents.
  • Familiarity with construction project management software.
  • Strong computer knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Why Christman?

Here at Christman, everyone is an owner. Through our employee stock ownership plan, each employee-owner shares in the collective success and wealth of our nationally recognized company and is eligible to participate in our comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance, 401K contribution, professional development and tuition reimbursement, and more.

CBIG was created to initiate, champion and drive innovation and excellence across Christman's multiple self-perform entities. In addition to 485 construction management and general contracting professionals, Christman currently employs more than 400 skilled tradesmen and women in carpentry, demolition, concrete, mass timber, earthwork, interiors, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, service and more.

This group of construction and estimating professionals drives better service, cost efficiencies, safety solutions, technology advances and innovative practices for Christman's self-perform operations nationally. CBIG connects our craftsmen and women to build upon regional successes and lessons learned across our offices in Michigan, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Learn more about how you can grow as a Christman Expert, Leader and Partner and build more with us.

The Christman family of companies is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status. Applicants must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

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The Christman Company

Sterling, VA
20164 USA



Posted date

9 days ago

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The Christman Company job posting for a Estimator (Civil / Concrete) in Sterling, VA with a salary of $84,400 to $124,200 Yearly with a map of Sterling location.