Sr. Estimator – Heavy Civil Construction

at Planet Forward
Location Knoxville
Date Posted June 10, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified



Provide estimating and proposal deliverables and support for ROW Services Group while representing Core Values and Priorities.

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.
  • Lead, mentor, and train Junior Estimators.
  • Prepare responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) and Request for Proposals (RFP's).
  • Maintain estimate files according company/division estimating standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May supervise 1 - 2 Estimators or Junior Estimators performing estimating functions as part of an estimating team.


  • 5+ years of related experience in heavy construction / estimating.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction technology or extensive related work experience.
  • Knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing.
  • Strong all-around knowledge of civil sitework, access construction, and earthwork.
  • Experience in Heavy Civil construction with a focus on Site Development, ROW Clearing, Erosion Control, Access Construction, 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, HCSS, B2W, or any similar software suite.
  • Basic knowledge of P6 Scheduling software (or equal).

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