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Chief Estimator - Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, AR, US, 72703

APAC - Central-Central West Region - NWA



Job ID:  152094


APAC Central Inc., is a CRH company producing and providing crushed aggregate materials, sand, ready-mix concrete, asphalt, and performing as a regional heavy highway/infrastructure construction firm serving Arkansas, Oklahoma, and southern Missouri. APAC-Central, Inc. and its founding companies have been serving our customers since early in the 20th Century and look forward to continued success in the 21st Century!


Position Overview


The Chief Estimator position is responsible to lead the estimating team by using a combination of past experiences and project specifications to accurately project the amount of materials, equipment, and man hours that must be utilized in order to complete a given project. Based upon these calculations, they create a project budget that is then presented to Management.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Consult with clients, vendors, management, and other construction personnel to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, trucking cost, production and labor estimates
  • Ensure estimates are prepared for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors
  • Confer with engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Ensure estimates are prepared that will be utilized by management members for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
  • Manage cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components
  • Ensure DBE goals are met, Prepare & submit questions to owner
  • Order bid bond, request railroad / builders risk insurance quotes
  • Break the work into phases (if necessary) and the differential production rates / multiple mobilizations required
  • Identify bid opportunities, Visit Site, Attend prebid meetings
  • Prepare estimate as sub / self-perform for some potentially subcontracted scopes
  • Analyze take offs for quantity comparisons, Analyze, geotech report, Prepare risk analysis / strategy,
  • If successful, prepare post bid documents for owners, handoff notes for operations and conduct hand off meeting 
  • Develop and coach estimating team.
  • Other duties as assigned by management.




 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.




  • 4 year degree in construction management and or civil engineering is desired but not necessary, equivalent experience in in heavy highway construction.
  • Both in the field and in estimating are desired.
  • Valid state driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.
  • Knowledge of HCSS, AGTEK Highway 3D, Microsoft Projects and all Microsoft Office Products a plus.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objective.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of project specifications and how the work is paid
  • High ethical standards.
  • Attention to detail
  • Manage time efficiently in order to meet bid deadlines
  • Team Player and a Self-Starter
  • Check bid documents prior to bid submission
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to travel as the job requires.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness.
  • Ability to deal with the public in a pleasant, courteous, and calm manner in all circumstances.
  • Ability to work under pressure and be multi-task oriented.
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
  • Capable of utilizing the internet effectively for research and evaluation.
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment.
  • Regular attendance required to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as per company policy.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Understanding of procurement's impact on financial results.


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Safely operator a motor vehicle frequently, such as a pick-up truck, often in rough, uneven conditions.  Including mounting and dismounting equipment.
  • Inspect construction progress by walking throughout the worksite, which often involves walking on slopes and very uneven terrain or rocks.
  • Climbing steps to office trailers or box trailers.
  • Utilizing office equipment while sitting.
  • Alternating frequently between sitting, standing, walking and climbing
  • Occasional lifting.
  • Maintaining mental alertness at all times to ensure safety of all employees for whom the individual is responsible


Work Environment


  • Majority of work will be in a standard office environment.
  • Will be expected to visit job sites as part of normal job duties.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


APAC Central Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link


Date Posted:  Jul 26, 2019

Nearest Major Market: Fayetteville

Job Segment: Engineer, Procurement, Civil Engineer, Engineering, Operations