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Industrial Construction Civil & Structural Estimator in Tucson, AZ, USA


$85,000 to $110,000 Annually

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Medical

Employment Type


Premier Building Group is an established leader in industrial construction based in Tucson, AZ. We are seeking an Industrial Construction Civil/Structural Estimator to prepare bids and submit proposals in order to acquire new projects that meet the goals of the business plan.(Applicant does not have to reside or be located in Tucson, AZ but must be willing to travel to home office as needed and must demonstrate the ability to work remotely.)


  • Be a productive member of the Estimating Team
  • Review and understand project bid documents including plans, specifications, all related addenda and other relative correspondence as it relates to the area of your assigned estimate
  • Attend Pre-Bid meetings as required to gather all pertinent information related to a project and your assigned estimate division
  • Visit project sites to ascertain any local and project specific information that is needed to prepare a bid
  • Solicit participation from all required vendors and subcontractors and follow up to ensure timely delivery of quotes
  • Perform all necessary quantity take-offs for your assigned area
  • Assemble the estimate for your assigned division
  • Understand the relationship between all trade divisions
  • Estimate and enter labor, material, subcontract, and construction equipment costs for self-performed estimate
  • Provide the engineer with questions and clarifications in need of resolution in order to properly prepare your detailed estimate
  • Prepare and attend all Bid Reviews by Estimating Department and Management
  • Take extra measures to ensure quality and accuracy of quantity takeoffs and cost estimates
  • Be prepared to assist the Design-Build Bid sponsor with estimates based on less than 100% documents relying on experience and subcontractor/vendor relationships
  • Assist team with preparation of bid level schedule
  • Maintain a Vendor/Subcontractor database with the firms that we engage with in all areas
  • React to and coordinate with other estimators and the bid sponsor regarding issues discovered during the bid process
  • Prepare spreadsheets as required to evaluate all vendors and subs
  • Prepare spreadsheets to evaluate and compare subcontractors' bids to self-performance of a portion of the project
  • Provide the estimating team with bid day support including your best estimate
  • Provide the estimating team with the information required to complete our bid documents on bid day
  • Obtain pre-qualification information from subcontractors.
  • On projects that we expect award, provide all estimate information to the estimating coordinator in preparation for a hand-off meeting
  • Prepare for and attend hand-off meetings to transfer information to the project teams
  • Respond to questions from the management teams as they begin the projects
  • Be prepared to assist project teams in a value engineering process
  • Receive and react to all feedback from the management teams as it relates estimate errors, vendors, and subcontractors
  • Be prepared to assist project management teams in any major change orders
  • Archive any information as required to be useful in future estimates
  • Build and maintain relationships with subcontractors and vendors
  • Visit ongoing projects to see the construction and relate that experience to future estimates
  • Train other estimators and be prepared to receive training from other estimators

Skills Required:

Understanding of:

  • Estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing
  • Means and methods related to civil materials and construction including concrete mixtures and placement, precast structures, structural steel, and architectural finishes. Means and methods of civil site grading, and roads and paving
  • Formulating and calculating mathematical expressions to obtain the desired quantity measurement and cost information
  • Read and understand engineering drawings, specifications and bid documents
  • Computer Skills to include Excel, Outlook, Word and AutoCAD. Microsoft Project and HCSS preferred but not required.
  • Good communication skills and people management skills to effectively work within a team of estimators and managers to complete complex estimates and bid proposals.
  • Possess technical construction awareness regarding available products, means and methods.
  • Must be proactive and possess time management and multi-tasking skills to complete multiple estimates and proposals at a time.
  • Ability to track job costs and maintain cost databases used for basis of estimates.
  • Must be able to analyze all aspects of assigned bids including subcontractor scope/pricing and labor productivity for self-performed work.
  • Must be able to offer insight regarding project schedule for matters relating to civil/structural/architectural construction.
  • Knowledgeable in available construction equipment and able to utilize resources to maintain a database of equipment rental rates.
  • Safety-minded in all aspects of work including building budgets in estimates for safety related means and methods.


  • 4 year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related field experience
  • 4 years estimating, engineering or similar experience related to civil/structural/architectural construction
  • Candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation and drug test as a condition of employment

Physical Requirements:

The work environment and physical demands characteristics are representative of those the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Health Plans, including Medical and Dental
  • 401k Savings and Profit Sharing Plan
  • Supplemental Hospital, Cancer, Accident and Short Term Disability Plans
  • Company Paid Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Direct Deposit

Benefits may vary based on position and length of employment.

An EEO employer

Candidates please send cover letter, resume, five (5) business references and salary history to e-mail address provided.

Posted date: 13 days ago

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