Underground Construction Estimator in Benicia, California
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.
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
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.