Excavating Estimator - Chicago Construction

Darien, Illinois Permanent USD100,000 - USD125,000 per year
  • Direct access to leadership with continued guidance toward advancement
  • Join an established family owned general contractor

About Our Client

Our client is a family owned and operated general contractor who has been around for 80 years. They are seeking an excavation estimator for their commercial and light industrial construction projects in the Chicago area. Our client works on projects ranging from $15K to $5M and projects are typically sized between .5 to 5 acres. They excavate for building foundations, strip sites, cut/full to desired grade, cut for curbs, install/remove underground storage tanks, remove asphalt, remove concrete, place stone under concrete and place black dirt in planters.

Job Description

  • Analyze blueprints and bid specifications
  • Prepare takeoffs, quantities (roctek software)
  • Determine material, equipment, and labor needed for bid
  • Attend preconstruction meetings
  • Prepare proposals and contracts
  • Follow up with Client on submitted proposals
  • Assist superintendents and monitor job progress
  • Job site visits and meetings
  • prepare and submit change orders
  • Compile and submit invoices
  • Build and maintain long-term relationships with existing new clients

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • 3+ years of excavation estimating experience
  • Experienced in reed Civil, structural and architectural plans
  • proficient in Microsoft Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Deadline and detail-oriented
  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Strong work ethics and willingness to work as a team player

What's on Offer

  • Base salary of $100,000 - $125,000, depending on experience
  • Performance based bonus potential
  • Vehicle allowance/gas card
  • Family oriented company
  • Paid Maternity leave
  • Paid Paternity leave
  • Comprehensive benefits package to include: 401(k), Dental insurance, Employee assistance program, Health insurance, Life insurance, Paid time off, Parental leave, Vision insurance
  • Referral bonus
  • Short term/Long term disability
  • Great opportunity to join a reputable brand, and well established company within the growing Chicago market
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