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IRPT 2020 Conference: April 20-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Estimator: Alexandria, VA

Estimator: Alexandria, VA

Traylor Brothers

Traylor is committed to creating careers, not just jobs. They understand that experience in the field is important far beyond the job site—that it translates to a greater understanding of what it takes to successfully procure a project. They are looking for highly motivated junior and senior estimators who are interested in estimating, bidding, and winning projects the Traylor way!

Position Summary:

The primary objective of this role is to utilize field experience combined with Traylor-provided training in preparing cost estimates for large-scale heavy civil construction projects including bridges, dams, and marine structures. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in the following key areas:

  • Experience as a field engineer
  • Estimating a variety of projects and work types
  • Project Scheduling
  • Sub/Supplier Solicitation/Comparisons

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:                               

  • Analyze plan documents and other data to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Design or coordinate design of temporary structures such as shoring, false work, cofferdams, form work, and templates
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work
  • Consult with vendors, personnel in other departments or construction superintendents/engineers to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Review material and labor requirements to determine whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components
  • Establish the likely progress and completion rates, including allowances for bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Work with the estimating team to produce project schedules
  • Calculate a final figure for the estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit, and presenting a bid price
  • Collaborate with the design team to produce constructive and cost-effective permanent facility plans in pursuit of design-build work
  • Assist with bid closeout and final proposal preparations
  • Assist with writing technical proposals
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by division and corporate management.  Travel as required to attend meetings, site visits, training, etc.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with heavy civil estimating software: HCSS, Hard Dollar, Blue Beam, etc.
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Very high attention to detail
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to analyze data


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering, or Construction Management is required.
  • 4+ years of estimating experience or combined field and estimating experience with bridge, marine, large-scale concrete structures or underground construction strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state, and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA, and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.
  • Must be able to talk, listen, and speak clearly on telephone
  • Requires sedentary work that involves walking or standing some of the time and routine keyboard operations

Traylor offers best in class benefits not limited to:

  • Very competitive pay
  • Relocation
  • Area of Living Allowance
  • Optimal health, vision and dental care insurance programs with very low premiums
  • Company bonus programs
  • Vacation
  • Personal development opportunities
  • 401K with Employer match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Family-like company culture
  • Opportunities to participate in local or world-wide community-based events

Traylor is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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