5+ Years Project Manager/Estimator - Heavy Civil in San Francisco, CA at GPAC

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

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Heavy Civil Senior Estimator Job Description

If you want to take pride in the work you do, be valued for your contributions in a team effort, have a lasting career in construction, be inspired every day, and have fun with your colleagues, we are looking for you! An award winning and recognized Concrete Contractor with a reputation for excellence in building is seeking an experienced Heavy Civil Senior Estimator with 5 - 10 years' experience to oversee diverse commercial projects from pre-construction to the finished structure, interfacing with both customers and construction professionals.


  • Prepare Conceptual Budgets/Negotiated Pre-Construction Agreements
  • Attend pre-construction meetings and client presentations.
  • Work with Project Management to generate an accurate schedule.
  • Coordinate job walks and discuss the project with key trades for accurate unit pricing.
  • Prepare take-off quantities. Provide value engineering ideas to clients.
  • Review take-off quantities generated by Junior Estimators. Provide and manage guidelines for On-Screen Take-off presentation.
  • Prepare Excel Budget/Preconstruction deliverables for client.
  • Prepare Negotiated and Hard Bids.
  • Attend client meetings, visit project site and assess site constructability.
  • Review bid documents for accuracy, completeness and special project requirements.
  • Set-up trades, proposed subcontractor list and project description using bid invitation software.
  • Coordinate job walk and discuss project with key trades.
  • Generate RFIs for plan and specification discrepancies.
  • Work with construction team and subcontractors to identify trade specific time durations for each scope of work in order to generate an accurate schedule.
  • Review and qualify all subcontractor proposals to ensure a complete scope of work.
  • Prepare final Bid Package for submission to client.
  • Review project status during course of construction.
  • Concrete Estimating
  • Coordinate meetings with Field Operations to determine constructability, perform detailed concrete take-offs and calculate pricing using various sources.
  • Price change orders during the construction phase of the project on an as needed basis.


  • Bachelor degree in construction management or other related field required or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently estimate construction costs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work effectively on an individual basis, as well as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient in use of On-Screen Take-off, PrimeBid, Bidmail, BuildingConnected, Timberline, and/or other similar estimating programs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Provides full estimating services on all sizes of projects and contract types.

If you enjoy managing the day-to-day process of building projects from start to finish, then this could be the position for you!

Please contact Tami Manker directly at 605-705-3972, text, or email at tami.manker@gogpac.com for more information on this position. All inquiries are strictly confidential.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.