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Crowder Constructors Inc Estimator in Apex, North Carolina

Since 1947, Crowder has built a legacy of success in the construction industry. We work throughout the Southeast on heavy construction infrastructure projects ranging from bridges, dams, water and waste water treatment facilities, power plants and other energy facilities. We are a general contractor who self performs civil, electrical and mechanical trades on both traditional and more complex alternative delivery projects.

As a family-owned company, it is the spirit of not only doing the right things, but doing things the right way that is the true legacy of our founders and our people. Crowder is Building America and Proud of It® as reflected in our Mission Statement:

We are dedicated to superior performance and committed to making a positive difference for our clients, for our communities, and in the lives of our employees.

If you are looking for a career, not just a job, with a company committed to your future, apply today.

CROWDER IS PROUD TO BE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (EOE) AFFIRMATIVE ACTION (AA) EMPLOYER Qualified Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Crowder is a Drug Free Workplace and E-Verify Employer

REQUIREMENTS: ALL Applicants must be:

  • 18 years of Age

  • Able to Pass a Drug Test

  • Legally Eligible to Work in the US

  • Additional Requirements for Craftworkers:

  • Must have own transportation to and from jobsite every work day (driver's license not required)

  • Must provide own hand tools (excluding power tools)

  • May be expected to travel where the project requires (multi-state opportunities)

    Primary function of an Estimator: Prepare bids and submit proposals to acquire new projects meeting the goals of the Crowder Civil & Environmental business plan. Be a productive member of the Estimating Team.

    Typical duties include but are not limited to:

    Pre Bid Process

  • Review and understand project bid documents including plans, specifications, all related addenda and other relative correspondence as it relates to the area of your assigned estimate.

  • Attend Pre-Bid meetings as required to gather all pertinent information related to a project and your assigned estimate division.

  • Visit project sites to ascertain any local and project specific information that is needed to prepare a bid.

  • Solicit participation from all required vendors and subcontractors and follow up to ensure timely delivery of quotes.

  • Perform all necessary quantity surveys for your assigned area.

  • Assemble the estimate for your assigned division.

  • Predict and enter labor, material, subcontract, and construction equipment costs for your estimate.

  • Provide the bid sponsor with questions and clarifications in need of resolution in order to properly prepare your detailed estimate.

  • Prepare and attend all Estimator Bid Reviews conducted by the bid sponsor and attended by invited management.

  • Prepare for Bid Day.

  • Take extra measures to ensure quality and accuracy of quantity takeoffs and cost estimates.

  • Be prepared to assist the Design-Build Bid sponsor estimator with estimates based on less than 100 percent documents relying on experience and subcontractor/vendor relationships.

    Bid Process

  • Maintain an Estimator Vendor/Subcontractor database with the firms that we engage with in all areas.

  • React to and coordinate with other estimators and the bid sponsor regarding issues discovered during the bid process.

  • Prepare spreadsheets as required to evaluate all vendors and subs.

  • Prepare spreadsheets to evaluate and compare subcontractors' bids to Crowder's self-performance of a portion of the project.

  • Provide the bid sponsor with bid day support including your best estimate.

  • Support efforts to obtain Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) participation in our bids.

  • Obtain prequalification information from subcontractors.

    Post Bid Process

  • On projects that we expect award, provide all estimate information to the estimating coordinator in preparation for a hand-off meeting.

  • Prepare for and attend hand-off meetings to transfer information to the project teams.

  • Be prepared to assist project management teams in any major change orders.

  • Archive any estimator information as required to be useful in future estimates.

  • Build and maintain relationships with subcontractors and vendors.

  • Visit ongoing projects to see the construction and relate that experience to future estimates.

  • Attend all weekly estimating meetings to coordinates efforts with the estimating team.

  • Train other estimators and be prepared to receive training from other estimators.

Salary: $75000 - $125000 / year

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Experience:

  • 4 year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.

  • 1 year estimating, engineering or similar experience related to water or wastewater projects.

  • General knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control, and material pricing required.

  • Read and understand engineering drawings, specifications, and bid documents.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Bluebeam Revu and or P6.

  • Good communication and collaboration skills to effectively work within a team of estimators and managers completing complex estimates and bid proposals.

  • Possess technical construction awareness regarding available products, means, and methods.

  • Must be proactive and possess time management and multi-tasking skills with the ability to complete multiple estimates and proposals at one time.

  • Ability to track job costs and maintain cost databases used for basis of estimates.

  • Must be able analyze all aspects of assigned bids including subcontractor scope/pricing and labor productivity for self-performed work.

  • Safety-minded in all aspects of work including building budgets in estimates for safety-related means and methods.


    At the heart of Crowder’s Mission Statement is the commitment to “make a positive difference in the lives of our employees.” Our comprehensive benefits package is custom-designed to achieve that goal through access to the following benefits:

  • Health Plans, including Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Healthcare Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Wellness Program with Incentives

  • 401k Savings Plan

  • Life/AD&D Insurance

  • Supplemental Voluntary and Dependent Life Insurance

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Company Paid Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Crowder YOUniversity Career-Based Training

  • Educational Assistance

    Benefits may vary based on position and length of employment.

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