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Materials Estimator-Hutchinson, KS at APAC-Kansas Inc in Hutchinson, Kansas

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

 

Job ID:  267784

APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of the CRH Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas.  Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-grading and concrete flat work.  Our valued employees produce quality work and products in a competitive market with safety first at all times.  If you are seeking a rewarding career with challenging work, a variety of responsibilities, potential for advancement and looking for benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel, come join our team. 




Position Overview

 

This is a skilled position as an experienced Estimator/Project Manager involving the preparation of quantity estimates using material, labor and overhead costs and management of projects that are awarded to the company.

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

 











































































Key Responsibilities:



Analyze bid documents, proposals and specifications



Prepare bids and estimates in a timely manner based on the specifications



Consults with material suppliers, sub-contractors and logistic companies



Visit projects to assess haul routes and plant sites



Develop a working knowledge of the Quality Control process



Develop technical knowledge of asphalt mix design



Participate in the bid letting process



Manage projects awarded through scheduling materials and logistics



Maintain adequate timelines of materials to meet project needs



Coordinate logistic movements with Superintendents and suppliers



Maintain good personal relationships with suppliers



Knowledge/Skill Requirements



High School diploma or GED required, College or Technical Ed preferred



Demonstrates strong mathematic abilities



Strong independent organizational skills



Previous construction knowledge or experience



Proficient with Micro Soft based computer programs



Professional social and interaction skills



Strong verbal and written communication skills





  • Be able to bid and manage multiple jobs concurrently.

  • Must have experience with estimating earthwork, demolition, and utility projects, including quantity take-off, pricing, crew production and scheduling.    

  • Visit project sites weekly to monitor progress, update schedules and review cost with Project Superintendent.

  • Manage profit /loss of projects through weekly cost reviews. 

  • Management of awarded projects including but not limited to:  see that all safety practices are followed throughout construction, create and update project schedules, create month billings, review of job cost costs, work with field personnel to build project, manage / price change orders and oversight of subcontractor and vendors.

  • Work owners/customers to help ensure complete customer satisfaction.

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Bid 2 Win, Trimble Business Center, Plan Swift and ViewPoint.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


 

 

Education/Experience

 

High School diploma or GED required, College or Technical Ed preferred


  • Five+ years construction estimating experience is preferred; or an equivalent of education and experience will be accepted


 




 

Key Competencies

 


  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

  • Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit.

  • Judgment - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment.

  • Planning/Organizing - Uses time efficiently.

  • Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Accepts responsibility for own actions.

  • Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

  • Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time.

  • Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

  • Initiative - Asks for and offers help when needed.

  • Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work.

  • Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions.


 

Physical Requirements

 

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 


  • The employee is frequently required to sit, climb, and use hands to signal and handle equipment.

  • The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, crawl, kneel, bend, and reach with hands and arms above their shoulders. 

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move anywhere up to 50 lbs. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.


 


What CRH Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive base pay

  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

  • Group retirement savings program

  • Health and wellness programs

About CRH

CRH has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH family!

APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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