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Underground Construction Estimator in Benicia, California

About Us

Underground Construction Co., Inc. has provided quality gas, power, airport fueling and telecom construction services for over 80 years. Since laying our first pipe in 1936, we have successfully completed thousands of government, commercial and private sector construction projects throughout the United States. Underground Construction Co., Inc. is one of the oldest and most respected contractors in the West. We continue to lead our industry in safety, quality, customer satisfaction and community service. Our complete and diverse range of construction services includes gas transmission and distribution, electrical transmission and distribution, airport fueling facilities, industrial and special projects, telecommunications and utilities.

Our projects are regulated by federal and state laws which require all employees to successfully pass criminal background checks, MVR, and drug tests (post-employment and random testing).

About the Job

We are seeking a Construction Estimator to join our team in our Benicia California office. Construction Estimators prepare project estimates for projects ranging across all lines of business. Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to a particular bid/project as assigned

  • Check bid source files to ensure latest information available prior to bid day

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate

  • Generate RFI’s necessary to establish competitive baseline

  • Perform Material take-offs and mathematical calculations accurately

  • Determine type of materials, equipment, labor and subcontractors required

  • Interface with vendors and subcontractors for relevant information/quotations

  • Identify potential risks, opportunities, and alternative solutions

  • Determine labor and equipment needed to maximize profit and efficiency

  • Review, track and record bid results for continuous improvement and history tracking

  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current/accurate information on prices from suppliers and subcontractors

  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent

  • 3 years construction estimating experience required

  • 5+ years Utility Experience is preferred

  • Possesses strong written & verbal communications skills & manages time effectively

  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications

  • Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Microsoft Project & Excel

  • Detail oriented with a positive attitude & eagerness to learn

It is the continuing policy of Underground Construction to afford equal opportunities for all qualified persons, regardless of their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status or any other protected class at the local, state, or federal level. No person shall be excluded from employment consideration on the basis of these factors.