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Phillips & Jordan is a privately held, woman owned heavy civil and infrastructure contractor established in 1952.  Our Core Values and Priorities – Integrity, Safety, Quality, and Production – guide our daily business practices.  Phillips & Jordan is committed to a “Zero Incident Philosophy” that entails no harm to person, property, the environment, or our reputation.  We focus on 3 primary service areas: Heavy Civil Construction (Power Generation, Water Resources, and Industrial & Commercial), Right-of-Way Access & Construction (Power Delivery and Pipeline Services), and Disaster Response.

Phillips & Jordan is a national contractor that is registered to do business in all 50 states, currently has a workforce of approximately 1,200 employees, and owns and operates an extensive fleet of heavy and specialized pieces of equipment.  Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Phillips & Jordan maintains regional offices in California, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.  At Phillips & Jordan our greatest resource is our employees and we are proud to have many second and third generation employees that have chosen to build their careers with Phillips & Jordan.

Phillips & Jordan is a proven innovator, a proven leader, and a proven solution in the industry, and has built a reputation for taking on some of the most challenging and difficult projects and successfully completing them on, or even ahead of, schedule.  Phillips & Jordan employs a top notch workforce and we are always in need of new employees who are dependable professionals with experience in the construction industry, and who are safety conscious individuals that have a positive can do attitude, work well with others, and want to advance their careers.

Join the Phillips & Jordan team today and become a valued member of our company.


Phillips & Jordan is seeking an Estimator in our Raleigh, NC office.  This position is responsible for effectively developing cost proposals for various civil construction and landfill construction projects in the utility industry.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum 5 years of experience in a related civil construction position (project management, estimating, etc).  This position requires a flexible work schedule; night and/or weekends may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze requests for proposals (RFPs), plans, specifications, and other related documents in preparation of detailed cost estimates.
  • Perform and evaluate quantity takeoffs.
  • Prepare work specification packages and scope descriptions to support and secure requests for quotations from subcontractors and vendors.
  • Assist with the preparation of technical documents and proposals to respond to RFPs.
  • Prepare pre-construction project schedules
  • Assists in the development of post-bid presentations.
  • Prepare project budgets and assists in the pre-construction buyout and turnover process.
  • Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures.
  • Support other department personnel as required, which may include preparation of estimates in other disciplines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or upper management.

Supervisory Responsibilities:



  • General knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control, and material pricing
  • Read and interpret engineering plans, construction documents, purchase orders, contracts, and cost coding systems.
  • Ability to quickly analyze, interpret and compare detailed and often inadequately defined information.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Work under stress and with commitment to deadlines.
  • Complete projects and/or reports in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Strong written, verbal, and organizational communication skills.


Education and Experience: 

  • Four year degree in Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or experience.
  • Experience in detailed estimating, scheduling, and proposal development – 5 years minimum.
  • Expertise with site/civil estimating for mass excavations and embankments, material transportation and handling, dredging, dewatering, and landfill construction – industrial applications preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of assigned discipline, estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and system essential.
  • Proficiency in Heavy Bid HCSS or Hard Dollar cost estimating software preferred.
  • Proficiency in commercially available scheduling software, such as Primavera P6 or MS Project preferred.