Estimator (ROW Construction)

at Phillips & Jordan, Inc.
Location Knoxville, Tennessee
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Phillips & Jordan, Inc. (P&J), a Phillips Infrastructure Holdings, Inc. company, is a certified woman-owned, heavy civil and power infrastructure contractor established in 1952. We build, maintain, and modernize resilient critical infrastructure, applying our decades of industry experience to today's construction challenges. This work spans three primary markets, Heavy Civil Construction (Power Generation, Water Resources, Mining, and Industrial & Commercial), Power (ROW Services, Foundations, Vegetation Management, and Pipeline Services), and Disaster Response, and our Core Values and Priorities--Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production--guide our daily business practices. P&J is a People First company, and we hold safety above all other initiatives. We believe in a holistic approach to protecting our team, the environment, and communities. We carry this commitment with us as we strive to employ the best team members and lead infrastructure development through innovation and flawless execution. As one of ENR's top 400 contractors, P&J has regional offices strategically located across the country, and we have two full-service equipment shops to maintain our fleet of 750 heavy and specialized pieces of equipment. Working for P&J means benefitting from experienced personnel to guide your professional development journey, innovative approaches and technology to a family-oriented company that doesn't just take care of you but your family as well. We have built a reputation for taking on some of the most challenging and complex projects and successfully completing them on, or even ahead of, schedule. At P&J, we believe that it's more than a job; it's a way of life. Join the P&J team today and become a valued member of our company. Summary: Provide estimating and proposal deliverables for Phillips & Jordan's ROW Services Group based out of the corporate office in Knoxville, TN. Represent P&J's Core Values and Priorities - Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production to guide our business practices that ensures P&J is committed to a "People First Philosophy" of no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Review bid packages to determine scope of work and proposal response requirements. Perform and evaluate accurate quantity takeoffs for ROW Clearing, Erosion Controls, Access Roads, Work Pads, Access Matting, and Substation Site Development projects. Build complete production driven cost estimates based on the labor, equipment, and material resources required to fulfill the scope of work. Review design and specifications for value engineering/optimization opportunities and recommend a bid strategy that complies with the scope of work and provides best value to the client. Analyze subcontractor and material quotes for responsiveness to the Quote Request and project scope of work. Identify bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing. Participate in estimate reviews and presentations to Senior Managers and executive management. Ensure estimates are performed in accordance with company practices and standards. Support other department personnel as required - may include preparing or assisting with estimates in other civil construction disciplines. Prepare responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) and Request for Proposals (RFP's). Maintain estimate files according company/division estimating standards. Supervisory Responsibilities: None Qualifications: 5+ years of related experience in heavy construction / estimating. Undergraduate or graduate degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction technology or similar field or extensive and related work experience leading to a thorough understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities described above. Knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing. Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts, and cost coding systems. Strong all-around knowledge of geotechnical engineering, ground improvement techniques, civil sitework, access construction, and earthwork. Experience in Heavy Civil construction with a focus on ROW Clearing, Erosion Control, Access Construction, Site Development, Access Matting, and ROW Restoration. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Able to travel occasionally and perform tasks independently with little or no supervision. Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint). Working knowledge of Hard Dollar / InEight Estimate software or any similar software suite. Basic knowledge of P6 Scheduling software (or equal). Accessibility: If you need an accommodation as part of the employment process please contact Human Resources at Email:

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