Position: Civil Estimator

September 15th, 2017 by as_admin

Bring your enthusiasm and unique perspective to Anderson Systems where you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us professionally, personally, and financially. Join a team that cares about helping you thrive and succeed. We are genuinely vested in your success and our open-door policy affirms that. You’ll work alongside talented colleagues, many of whom build long careers here while migrating through various roles, establishing lifelong friendships and making a difference in our company and the contracting community. In exchange for your contributions, you’ll enjoy ownership is an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, great compensation and benefits, and a 401K retirement plan.


Provide and/or coordinate all estimating services necessary to procure projects for the Underground Division; focusing on accuracy, thoroughness and profitability. This responsibility includes cultivating relationships with the Estimating Departments within our targeted community of General Contractors.



  1. Regularly contact the Pre-Construction Departments of our targeted community of General Contractors to identify opportunities. In addition, regularly review the Greensheet and on-line opportunity data bases for projects fitting our competitive profile.
  2. Evaluate opportunities to ensure we pursue projects with the best opportunity for success; are consistent with our business model; exploit our competitive advantages and can contribute margins consistent with the business plan.
  3. Review all plans, specifications, soils reports and contracts prior to preparing the estimate to ensure any impacts on the work are identified.
  4. Assist the Mechanical Estimating Department as required. This includes but is not limited to takeoffs, providing estimates for excavation, estimating below grade piping and tank installations.
  5. Learn and operate a computer based take off and estimating system that can provide reproducible results.
  6. Assist in selling the project, including but not limited to developing a scope of supply; presentations if required; entertaining; negotiating and closing.
  7. Prepare the budgets for initial project set-up and any priced change order work for the Project Managers.
  8. Provide the Project Manager with the budgetary piece of the Labor Production Reports when utilized. Update this information with bid change order information as required.
  9. Participate in the kickoff meeting; presenting the scope of work, work plan, budget, unusual requirements and any critical limitations on the scope of our work.
  10. Monitor progress of the work for purposes of comparing actual production rates with bid rates.
  11. Assist in preparation of project forecasts, claims and schedules; if required.
  12. Participate in the weekly staff meetings for the purposes of identifying any scope deviations, monitoring production and forecasting future work. Assist with developing alternate plans to recover projects where actual performance is not meeting budgeted plan.



  • Candidate will be self-managing and require minimum supervision.
  • 5-10+ years experience, including a track record of working on engineering and construction projects in the heavy civil and underground utility disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to communicate across all levels of management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Project and other construction software.
  • Ability to multi-task.

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