Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
Reports to: President
The Grasso Companies are expanding their private sector sitework and paving operations and have an immediate opening for an experienced Civil Estimator to join their team of professionals. The ideal candidate will have at least ten years previous experience in Civil Estimating and Project Management, be organized, motivated, detail-oriented and driven. Grasso is offering a competitive salary commensurate with experience. The is the perfect opportunity to build a career with a well-established and highly-successful Connecticut-based sitework and paving contractor.
Responsibilities include business development; management of the estimating and bidding process for private work in Connecticut, Westchester County, New York and Southern, Massachusetts; Project Management; liaison with Project Managers/Field staff on material buy-out once contracted; and maintaining bid files, contact lists and relationships.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Identify current and upcoming project opportunities, market company services to new clients
Evaluate markets and make recommendations to management team on trends and margins
Establish project estimates, budgets and schedules
Ability to perform, train and supervise quantity take offs from bid plans
Manage the collection of material, equipment rental and subcontractor pricing
Write accurate scopes of work, terms and conditions, exclusions and inclusions for bid proposals
Review estimates and present to management
Produce and present Project Bid Proposals to prospective clients
Update labor and equipment bid rates, rental rates and monitor & apply changes in fuel costs
Organize and maintain project bid files and estimating log
Coordinate pre-construction meetings with staff and clients
Make timely, cost effective decisions, visit projects sites and analyze work in progress
Obtain subcontractor quotes, negotiate & write subcontracts if applicable
Maintain positive relationships with staff, any subcontractors, vendors and clients
Manage projects to ensure they are completed on-time, under budget and that quality meets or exceeds the defined scope of work.
Support field with pricing and cost support (change orders or potential change orders)
Support field with scope of work clarifications
Expert knowledge of sitework and paving costs, materials, safety requirements, and construction means and methods
General knowledge of building construction
Knowledge of applicable construction codes
Thorough knowledge of the applicable laws and ordinance regulating civil engineering and building construction
Expert skills of reading and interpreting civil plans and specifications
Expert verbal and written communication skills
Ability to use various essential computer applications
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree in a related field
Ten or more years as a civil estimator
Familiarity with HCSS HeavyBid Estimating Software a plus (3-day training is provided)
ABOUT THE GRASSO COMPANIES:
The Grasso Companies offer comprehensive civil construction service and solutions for commercial and municipal customers. From site development and paving to complex excavations and everything in between, their team members have the know-how and experience to handle projects of every size and scope with skill and confidence.
Whether you need help with just one aspect of your project or are seeking an organization you can trust to oversee and execute the whole thing from start to finish, Grasso has everything it takes to provide the results you expect and deserve.
Grasso Companies, LLC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.