Estimator III
Granite Construction

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

General Summary:

This position is responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals and estimates for both private and public sector works projects to ensure the Company is a responsive bidder.

Job Description:

  • Comprehend and administer a safety program that provides for a safe work environment that meets or exceeds Company Annual Incident Goal, and foster a culture that expects participation at all levels
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Review drawings, specifications and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations to include in final project estimate.
  • Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid.
  • Review "take-off" quantities to ensure accuracy of data used in estimates.
  • Utilize existing cost history as a check to complete estimate.
  • Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure logically estimated costs are accurate.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related work experience.7+ years of construction estimating support, engineering, field support, or similar experience.
  • 4+ years estimating experienceProficiency 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


BA: Business Administration/Management, BS: Civil Engineering, BS: Construction Management

Work Experience:

Construction Operations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Communication Management, Cost Estimates, Estimating, Job Estimating

Notice to Agencies

Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

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