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Civil Estimator

Location: Lakeside, California

Work schedule: 50% Office/Home

Type: Regular Full-Time

Category: Construction

Client:  Construction company that operates throughout Southern California


  • Prepare cost estimates for projects in their category or categories, including the following:

  • Review of RFx instructions & project plan documents

  • Quantity takeoff for self-performed and subcontracted work

  • Requesting of subcontractor and material quotes

  • Selection of vendors

  • Entry of relevant information into bid preparation software,

  • Reviewing with operations staff

  • Preparation of bid documents for submission to the client, including work plans and schedules

  • Technical and business written deliverables, and pricing sheets

  • Following through on submissions

  • Manage ongoing work which is awarded as a result of estimates prepared by that individual.

  • Being responsible for project documentation (submittals, RFIs, notices), ongoing client business deliverables (schedules, billing, notices), and official client communication.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • This position is in the Estimator/Project Manager role in the Estimating department, and promotion or advancement opportunities exist for individuals interested in advancing to a more responsible position over time.

Experience Requirements:

  • Demonstrated understanding of technical methodology for the preparation of cost estimates for construction (either by recent experience in applicable job or through skills test).

  • Expert user of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in Standard English

  • Demonstrates attention to detail, accuracy, and thoroughness.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and complete work in a timely manner.

  • Maintains confidentiality at all times.

  • Great communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Contributes to building a positive work environment.


  • 4 Year degree from an accredited college or university & 4 Years Work Experience OR 8 Years Work Experience in a directly related role in this or a similar industry required.

  • Degree in Business Management, Project Management, Communications, English, Humanities, Construction Engineering or Management, or Allied Fields preferred.

  • Experience working with public utilities in Southern California, especially SDG&E, SCE, SCG, SWG, IID, LADWP, City of Riverside, or City of Long Beach preferred.

  • Experience with Heavy Construction Software Suite – HeavyBid preferred.

  • Experience with Heavy Construction Software Suite HeavyJob and Safety preferred.

  • Experience with Microsoft Project and/or Primavera P6 preferred.

  • Experience with Sage 300/Timberline &/or Sage Paperless preferred

  • Experience with Agtek or Autodesk preferred.


The following benefits options are available to eligible employees.

  • Paid vacation, holiday and sick time.

  • 401K (with company contribution match)

  • Health Benefits packet includes:

  • Multiple medical and dental plan options

  • Voluntary vision, life, and AD&D plans

  • Aflac

  • Employee Assistance Program

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