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Junior Estimator

Company: Southland Holdings LLC
Location: Grapevine
Posted on: January 7, 2022

Job Description:

Heavy Civil Junior Construction Estimator -

Southland Holdings is seeking an Jr. Estimator to join our fast growing team here at Southland! We are a multi-faceted industry leader and through our family of companies making up one of the world's largest heavy civil construction firms.


  • 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
  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required, review/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
  • Obtain knowledge of project and appropriate regulations required to construct the project to meet affirmative action requirements and DBE requirements, review list of work to be performed by subcontractors
  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors if necessary
  • Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid. Set productive, consistent, and acceptable work example.

    • 1+ years of estimating experience is preferred
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience if no degree
    • Attention to detail
    • Have the ability to visualize the finished product from the drawings and other documents provided.
    • Familiarity with construction work and terminology.
    • Good basic mathematical comprehension.
    • Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Be a self-motivated enthusiastic team player willing to work with others and adopt new ideas and methods.
    • Good computer skills including an operating knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
    • Familiarity with Sage estimating, project scheduling software (MS Project or Primavera) and databases will be an advantage.

      We offer full-time employee benefits - Aggressive pay, relocation assistance, Health/Dental/Vision/Life & 401K company match, a great paid holidays/vacation plan. Employee Referral Program.

      For more than 100 years, hard-working, honest, and innovative people have been building what has become Southland Holdings. We combine the strengths of six infrastructure construction companies that share a dedication to building critical infrastructure projects which improve the environment and the lives of those around us.

      Companies- Johnson Bros. Corporation, Heritage Materials, Oscar Renda Contracting, American Bridge, Southland Contracting Inc., Mole Constructors

      Southland Holdings is an EEO employer - M/F/D/V

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