Sacramento, CA

Posted on 04/14/2020

Position Details




Construction / Highway & Street Construction


Building Construction / Skilled Trades

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)


Bachelor's Degree

Reference ID:

CIV Sacramento


The successful candidate will prepare portions of contract proposal estimates for one or more disciplines, including the determination of applicable project plans and specifications.


  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Prepare discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Support other department personnel as required, may include preparing estimates in other disciplines.
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Work with the marketing group to finalize documents for proposals.
  • Other duties, responsibilities, or activities may be assigned at any time.

Required Skills

A strong understanding of spreadsheets, Timberline database, Trimble (WinEst), and on-screen take-off techniques is required.

Required Experience

Four-year engineering degree or equivalent combinations technical training and/or experience.  Two to five years estimating, controls and/or engineering experience related to similar facility construction.  Advanced knowledge of assigned discipline, estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems essential.