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Gather, calculate and compile data to produce construction cost estimates for public and private bid proposals. Work within a team environment to produce accurate competitive estimates in a timely manner.


  • Minimum understanding and ability to use CAD drafting software

  • Proficient with MS Office programs

  • Ability to calculate mathematical extensions; read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts and cost coding systems

  • Ability to work within a team environment

  • Must be a self-starter

Education and Experience:

Two year associate engineering degree or equivalent combinations technical training and/or experience and one to three years quantity takeoff, controls and/or engineering experience in the construction industry.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Perform volumetric, linear, area quantity verifications from various sources such as digital and printed plans.

  • Reading and understanding plans and specifications

  • Collect pricing from vendors and subcontractors

  • Assist in preparing accurate bid proposals

  • Assist clients with preliminary site alternatives and budgeting

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients

  • Calculate various statistical data – quantity take-off

  • Maintain files of working documents

  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor direction

Safety Considerations:

Employee typically works in an office environment and is not exposed to extreme environments. Employee may be required to lift objects up to 20 pounds on a non-routine basis. Employee must practice good ergonomic principles to prevent illnesses such as carpal tunnel and back injury from minor task performance. Employee may occasionally be required to accompany estimator to the field to evaluate scope of work to be performed. Employee will be required to wear personal protective equipment in the field to include hard hat, safety glasses, boots and similar. Employee may be exposed to temperature extremes in the field and may be required to walk long distances, climb steep slopes and similar. Employee must have good use of hands and feet to perform field work.

Job ID 2016-1485

# of Openings 1

Job Locations US - NC - Raleigh

Posted Date 12/1/2016

Category Engineering