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Estimator at Granite Construction Incorporated

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Los Angeles, California

Job Description:

General Summary


This position will be located at LAX.  The position will work for the two projects at LAX.   Must have experience in all facets of civil work.


1. Comprehend and administer a safety program that provides for a safe work environment that meets or exceeds Granite’s Annual Incident Goal, and foster a culture that expects participation at all levels

2. Create and promote, in his/her organization, the ability to recognize and understand the appropriate environmental policies, rules, and the potential adverse effects to the environment due to operations, and take steps necessary to comply with policy/rules, and mitigate the effects of operations

3. Create and/or foster a quality culture that recognizes the effect of quality on all operations, and takes steps necessary to provide a product or service that is a source of pride for our workers, and pleasing to our customers

4. Analyze and compile estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment requirements, location and other factors to ensure a high quality and timely estimate.

5. Review drawings, specifications and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations to include in final project estimate.

6. Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid.

7. Review “take-off” quantities to ensure accuracy of data used in estimates.

8. Utilize existing cost history as a check to complete estimate.

9. Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure logically estimated costs are accurate.

10. Analyze and evaluate bidding risks, strategies and present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness.

11. Analyze competition and communicate with owners, subcontractors, public and private entities to ensure competitiveness.

12. Communicate estimate bid information to field operations at pre-construction meetings to ensure understanding of scope of job and critical means and methods of construction.

13. Develop and maintain business relationships to increase bid opportunities in the regional market.











• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related work experience.

Work Experience

• 7+ years of construction estimating support, engineering, field support, or similar experience.
• 5+ years estimating experience

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

• Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), AGTEK Take-off and Primavera Scheduling software.
• Advanced knowledge of Estimating software.
• Advanced knowledge of civil engineering principles
• Advanced knowledge of construction principles
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Advanced knowledge of agency (U)DBE requirements

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to outside working conditions. At times will be working around large construction equipment, must be safety conscience.