Civil Estimator

Fresno, California

Type: Direct-Hire

Category: Engineering

Compensation Range: 80000.00 - 120000.00 Yearly

Job ID: 152121

Date Posted: 05/20/2020


Civil Estimator





Fresno, California



This position is responsible for collecting and analyzing data in order to estimate the labor, equipment, materials, subcontract, and ancillary cost required for assigned substation utility civil construction projects. The primary goal of the position is to track, bid, and secure profitable work for the company while maintaining an acceptable ratio of awarded projects.



  • Identify and quantify cost factors such as production time, materials, and labor expenses
  • Travel to jobsites to gather information on materials needed, labor required, and other factors
  • Read blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates
  • Collaborate with engineers, architects, clients, and sub-contractors to develop constructability plans and estimates
  • Consult with industry experts and management to discuss estimates and resolve issues
  • Use computer software to calculate estimates
  • Evaluate a product’s cost-effectiveness or profitability
  • Recommend ways to make services and products more cost effective or profitable
  • Work with other teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients
  • Develop project plans for the duration of the project
  • Ensure compliance with contract requirements
  • Prepare takeoffs and work with project team to solicit and secure competitive sub-contractor proposals and pricing
  • Review budgets versus actual performance with project teams and take corrective action as necessary
  • Assist in writing work scopes and reviewing contract change order and field change order proposals
  • Assist in reviewing, estimating, and negotiating multiple project change orders
  • Ensure all required paperwork is submitted promptly and in accordance with company policies



  • Previous utility construction experience
  • 5 years’ experience in the Utility or Heavy Construction industry in an estimating role or a role demonstrating the knowledge and ability to perform the work
  • Professional training and certification (AACE, ICEAA, etc.)
  • Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid software
  • Ability to negotiate terms and conditions
  • Knowledge, experience, and ability to estimate some or all types of electrical utility construction work