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Junior Estimator

Company Description

Dragados is a member of ACS Group’s Construction Division. ACS Group has earned worldwide recognition as an expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services. The group shows a lasting commitment to contributing to the development of the countries in which it has a presence by bringing about improvements in their well-being and sustainable growth through:

• The development of infrastructures, civil engineering, industrial installations, energy plants, telecommunications systems and wastewater treatment plants;

• The provision of services for the purpose of the comprehensive management of urban, logistic and industrial infrastructures;

• Active participation in the sectors essential to the economic and social development of any developed country, such as infrastructures and energy.

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Job Functions and Responsibilities

  • Review, interpret, and accurately estimate scopes of work as described in the project documents.
  • Prepares take-off and pricing for all Civil disciplines.
  • Contacts prospective subcontractors and participates in evaluation of their qualifications.
  • Participates in putting final bid together on bid day, Attends pre-bid conferences as requested, Prepares portion of subcontracts, purchase agreements and large purchase orders.
  • Aid in preparing preliminary progress schedules.
  • Responsible for all aspects of estimating including pre-construction, hard bids, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, value engineering and subcontractor bidding.
  • Solicit and collect subcontractor/vendor bids and quotations.
  • Assists in the preparation of detailed requisitions for material purchase, services, and subcontracts.
  • Identify any unique Quality Control provisions required for the project.
  • Determine safety requirements for projects for incorporation into estimates.
  • Negotiate with Owners and Subcontractors. Establish and maintain relationships with clients in order to define their needs, explain technical information, concepts or study results.
  • Performs various engineering and design assignments requiring the application of basic principles and fundamental theories studied in a four-year university engineering program, and available data in the engineering field.
  • Under the guidance of a more senior engineer, assists in reviewing supplier drawing submittals and technical bid analyses.
  • Assists in the preparation and issuance of specifications, data sheets, and other construction documents.
  • Provides input to CAD Designer/Drafters working on the same project.
  • Establish design calculations and plans ensure matching to the guidelines, the code requirements and other regulations.
  • Verify and complete request for proposals, estimates and other technical documents.
  • Executes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned


  • BSCE  
  • Minimum three years of experience in estimating with a civil general contractor and / or general subcontractor.
  • Knowledge of HCSS a plus.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction practices and procedures.
  • Previous experience with public agencies is a plus

Dragados USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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