Estimator/Project Manager

  • Posting Date

    September 5, 2019

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Goodwin William is hiring an Estimator - Project Manager for a growing Civil Firm. The Estimator will work closely with Managers to determine the costs associated with completing the scope of work in a tender. This position is responsible for completing quantity take-offs, preparing cost estimates, organizing bid bonds, communicating with sub trades to determine the financial needs of completing a project.  The Estimator/Project Manager include, but are not limited to the following job responsibilities:

  1. Estimating
    •  Analyze drawing, specifications and other documentation to prepare comprehensive cost estimates.

    • When necessary, refer to previous projects of similar nature for cost comparison.

    • Use Mathematical equations to determine the quantity of material needed by calculating

      width, length, depth and density.

    • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the scope for specific skills assigned.

    • Prepare, issue, receive and review supplier and subcontractor proposals and pricing.

    • Coordinates with the client on all changes in scope, questions or clarifications regarding

      the work, during the bidding process.

    • Acts as a resource to project management during the award / start-up phase to clarify any

      issues regarding what was considered in the estimate including materials and methods of


    • Reviews budget and project profitability status and goals with supervision and project

      team as required. Seeks input on corrective measures to continuously improve the

      identification and accuracy of cost figures.

    • Acts as a resource for project management by providing cost information and developing

      cost estimates for changes in the work, during different construction phases.

    • Must ensure a solid understanding of, and comply with the principles of the company’s Code of Ethics.

    • Must examine situations in light of the principles of the Code of Ethics.

  2. Onsite Inspection

    • Conduct site inspection for tender understanding, analysis of conditions and assessment of risk and identification of activities that may or may not be shown in tender documents.

    • Attend and participate in onsite meetings with clients, owners, representatives, staff, sub trades, contractors, and other project stakeholders.

    • Other onsite inspection duties as required.

  3. Administrative Duties

    • Assembles bid-files including all development information that was utilized in preparation of the estimates.

    • Maintain up-to-date and accurate contact information for suppliers, sub-contractors and clients.

    • Deliver bids on time for tenders closing.

    • Other administrative duties as required.

  4. Safety

    • Participate, accept, and adopt the principles described in the company safety program.

    • Work in a safe, responsible manner to not intentionally or unintentionally injure oneself, or endanger the well-being of others.

  5. Teamwork

    • Participate as an integral member of the team, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.

    • Collaborate with any project teams on other special initiatives, as required.

  • SALARY: $60k - $75k; plus medical, dental and vision benefits
  • JOB LOCATION: Roanoke, Virginia


Education, Training and Certifications

    • Minimum of a 2 – 3 year Technical Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from a recognized post-secondary institution.

Work Experience

    • 2 or more years’ experience in civil construction, preferably in operations working on and around equipment.

Technical Knowledge

    • Estimating and Project Management Skills

    • Supervisory skills

    • Beginner to intermediate Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Word, Project, Outlook

    • Intermediate computer skills