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Senior Civil Chief Estimator
Confidential Company

Company Description

We are an established heavy civil general contractor in the Chicago market.

What the Company Offers

-          Great team environment in the Estimating Department

-          An Opportunity to be a Leader 

-          Growth Opportunities within the Department and Company

-          401k and Profit Share Plan

-          Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage


Job Location:
Chicago, IL, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
Secondary Category:
Job Type:
Full Time
Last Modified:

Senior Civil Chief Estimator

We are looking for a Senior Civil Chief Estimator.  The Senior Civil Chief Estimator will provide and/or coordinate full estimating services on heavy/highway, site civil and structural work scopes.

Assigned Responsibilities

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

- Provide complete detailed estimates for concrete work, structures, earthwork, piling, etc.

- Provide technical support to personnel preparing discipline estimates for assigned bids.

- Insure all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures.

- Track awarded contracts as required

- Review and incorporate historical data from subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man hour figures.

- Maintain subcontractor data base and develop positive relationships with subcontractors

- Other duties as assigned

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

- Ability to estimate all types of projects/contracts, plus ability to coordinate and lead an estimate.

- Ability to take-off and price concrete for structures and highway projects.

- Ability to take-off and price complex earthwork projects.

- Comfortable working phones and discussing detailed scopes with subcontractors.

- Must have excellent communication and organizational skills.

- Understands and knows how to use spreadsheets.

- Excellent analytical skills.

- Ability to manage and prioritize simultaneous projects.

- Flexibility and tolerance for constantly changing demands.

- Thoroughness and detail oriented.

- Must have a good command of the English language, both written and verbal.

- Must have good communication skills, both written and verbal.

- Must be able to comprehend an extensive variety of instructions, both oral and written.

- Strong leadership and team player skills.

- Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets and databases.

- Proficient with HCSS

Education and Training

- 4 year engineering degree or equivalent technical training and/or related experience


- 10 years estimating and/or engineering experience in a heavy or highway construction



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