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Estimator - Civil (entry level / new grad) Job in Grove City, Ohio US

Estimator - Civil (entry level / new grad)

Kokosing Inc - Grove City, OH

Posted: 12/1/2022 - Expires: 3/1/2023

Job ID: 250431036


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>> Estimator - Civil  (entry level / new grad)
Estimator - Civil  (entry level / new grad)

Title:Estimator - Civil  (entry level / new grad)


Location:Columbus, OH

Company:Kokosing Construction Company



Prepare and/or coordinate complete estimates including analyzing specifications, proposals, takeoffs and other documentation to prepare estimates.

** This is an entry-level role - new grads and those newer to their careers in Construction Management or Civil Engineering are encouraged to apply! **

Extensive training and mentoring will be provided - you have support and we want you to succeed!

Project types fall under (2) main categories:

Heavy Highway - bridge and roadway construction

Industrial - construction of production facilities/factories, data centers, W/WW Treatment plants, locks/dams

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to a particular bid/project as assigned

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

Assist in preparation of bid schedules of projects being estimated

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

Prepare discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work

Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues

May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials

Work with Company employees, owners and subcontractors to get commitment/consensus regarding proposed bids

Obtain knowledge of project and appropriate regulations required to construct the project to meet affirmative action requirements and MBE/WBE requirements

Review list of work to be performed by subcontractors

Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors if necessary

Monitor client changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period

Partner with other estimators to turn project over to production team

Follow awarded contracts as assigned - may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits

Advise on major changes in scope of work.

Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current/accurate information on prices from suppliers and subcontractors

Search and analyze options for most effective means and methods of construction

Understand best value approach to winning new work

Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid

Set productive, consistent, and acceptable work example

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management

Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software a plus but not required

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Demonstrated leadership, communication and strong interpersonal skills are requisite

Ability to estimate multiple projects at the same time with proven time management skills

Ability to work independently or as a member of a team

Strong work ethic to complete tasks in a high-quality manner

Solid attention to detail with the ability to be a problem solver


Kokosing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, and disability insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.

Kokosing is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action federal and state contractor. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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