Estimator with a Background in Heavy Highway Construction Needed


Mark Haynes Construction, Inc. has an immediate opening for an ESTIMATOR with a background in heavy highway construction. The Estimator will be based in our Norwalk office and manage all aspects of developing cost estimates for large heavy highway projects involving earthwork projects. Minimal travel will be required.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Assigned estimates are completed on time, in a professional and competitive manner 

  • Estimates are accurate, and consider risk factors and construction methods 

  • Positive Company image is made with clients, potential clients, vendors and subcontractors 

  • Good working relationships with subcontractors, maintaining ethical standards 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate 

  • Prepares estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work 

  • Maintains files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers 

  • Maintains database with current contact information for subcontractors and vendors 

  • Requests quotations; organizes, reviews and logs quotes received 

  • Supports other department personnel as required 

  • Visits project sites to observe construction methods 

  • Updates skills for software tools and technology utilized 

  • Performs post-bid analysis (i.e. bid tabs ) 

  • Participates in bid review meetings with owner or owners representatives, when required 

  • Participates in project hand-off meetings 

  • Assists with making phone calls or running copies of documents, proposals, as needed 

  • Delivers major bids, picks up drawings and other miscellaneous bid-related errands 

  • Communicates and reinforces the Company vision, values and goals 

  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor s direction 

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • 2 to 5 years’ experience in construction.  

  • Have advanced math and proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.  

  • Accuracy, attention to detail, well organized, the ability to Multi-task extremely well and prioritize.  

  • Ability to maintain high job standards and detail orientation in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and in a team setting.  

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively – both verbally and in writing. 

  • Must be able to maintain good relationships with project management team, peers, subcontractors, and owners. 

  • Ability to conceptualize the project schedule from project start through completion, including sequence/phasing of work. 

  • Knowledge of assigned discipline, estimating techniques and cost control.

MHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in Ohio's Drug Free Safety Program

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