Wichita, Kansas

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

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

The Estimator position is responsible for using a combination of past experiences and project specifications to accurately project the amount of materials, equipment, and man hours that must be utilized in order to complete a given project. Based upon these calculations, they create a project budget that is then presented to Management.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Identify bid opportunities, Visit Site, Attend prebid meeting
  • Analyze take offs for quantity comparisons, Analyze, geotech report, Prepare risk analysis / strategy,
  • Solicit subcontractors and vendors / handle questions / scope issues
  • Ensure DBE goals are met, Prepare & submit questions to owner
  • Order bid bond, request railroad / builders risk insurance quotes
  • Prepare subcontractor and vendor scope sheets
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of project specifications and how the work is paid,
  • Detailed cost breakdowns
  • Calculate trucking, productions, crew hours
  • Break the work into phases (if necessary) and the differential production rates / multiple mobilizations required
  • Prepare estimate as sub / self-perform for some potentially subcontracted scopes
  • If successful, prepare post bid documents for owners, handoff notes for operations and conduct hand off meeting


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.


  • 4 year degree in construction management and or civil engineering is desired but not necessary, equivalent experience in in heavy highway construction.
  • Both in the field and in estimating are desired.
  • Valid state driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Knowledge of HCSS, AGTEK Highway 3D, Microsoft Projects and all Microsoft Office Products a plus.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objective.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Attention to detail
  • Manage time efficiently in order to meet bid deadlines
  • Team Player and a Self-Starter
  • Check bid documents prior to bid submission
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a pleasant, courteous, and calm manner in all circumstances.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be multi-task oriented.
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Capable of utilizing the internet effectively for research and evaluation.
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Understanding of procurement's impact on financial results.

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

  • Safely operator a motor vehicle frequently, such as a pick-up truck, often in rough, uneven conditions. Including mounting and dismounting equipment.
  • Inspect construction progress by walking throughout the worksite, which often involves walking on slopes and very uneven terrain or rocks.
  • Climbing steps to office trailers or box trailers.
  • Utilizing office equipment while sitting.
  • Alternating frequently between sitting, standing, walking and climbing
  • Occasional lifting.
  • Maintaining mental alertness at all times to ensure safety of all employees for whom the individual is

What CRH Americas 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 Americas

CRH Americas 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 Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

CRH Americas 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 Americas family!

APAC Central Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.

Date: May 27, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Wichita
Job Segment: Procurement, Civil Engineer, Engineer, Operations, Engineering

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