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Estimator - Eastern KY

Hagerhill, KY, US, 41222

Mountain Enterprises Inc



Job ID:  477343


Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, the Mountain Companies (comprised of Mountain Enterprises, Mountain Materials, and Mountain Aggregates) have been providing asphalt paving and aggregate services to the state of Kentucky for decades. From concrete construction to asphalt paving and quarry operations, we at the Mountain Companies pride ourselves on the multitude of services we can offer our customers. Privately owned and operated until 2006, the Mountain Companies later joined CRH. By being a part of the CRH family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form CRH. CRH is the number one asphalt producer and paver, the largest aggregates producer and the second largest ready-mix producer in North America. We are also the number four cement producer in North America and a leader in Canada. CRH operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Position Overview

Safety-minded, motivated, and high energy Estimator to perform primary responsibilities of accurate cost estimates. This position will also require supporting operations, and contract administration.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:



  • Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, construction plans, owner specifications, and other project documents. Conducts job-site visits in addition to reviewing and analyzing historical production costs for similar projects prior to estimate preparation and bid submittal.
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials and/or bid items, identifying qualified subcontractors, and negotiating prices.
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates. Coordinates job site visits, estimates, and production capabilities with Construction and/or Area Manager.
  • Calculate and analyze costs to ensure all DBE requirements are met.
  • Copy and submit bid/quote on time either in person, by fax, or electronically.
  • Executes contract agreements and assists with plan preparation and estimates. Negotiates and prepares change orders as necessary.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Roll up and condense bid details in HCSS, export and send file to contract administrator assigned for project download in Viewpoint.
  • Maintains files of working documents for estimate figures, including accurate information on prices from suppliers & subcontractors.
  • Maintain historical bid data within Pipeline and Company worksheets. Analyze bid data statistics of competitors and company to sustain gold standards on Margin Left on Table and other OPS metrics.
  • Assists and support Construction Manager, Area Managers, Forepersons, and back-office staff as needed.
  • Write correspondence letters, compile submittal information, and maintain relationships with customers during bidding and construction process.
  • Performs other job-related responsibilities and special projects as requested.


Other Requirements:

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public always.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Report to the assigned job site ready to begin work at the designated start time.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Manual of Safety Practices and Procedures.
  • Strict adherence to Mountain Enterprises, Inc. policies and procedures as outlined in the Company Book of Policies.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required. 
  • Timely and regular attendance is an expectation of performance for all Mountain Enterprises, Inc. employees. Employees will be held accountable for adhering to their workplace schedule.
  • Stay involved in KYTC, Local Government, and Community functions.  Attend training and safety classes as necessary.
  • Entertaining and customer/client interaction to ensure strategic market objectives within the means of the budget.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Candidate must have a good skill set with the following competencies: Drives for Results, Collaboration, and Developing Talent.



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a four-year college or technical school; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Proficient with Windows, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.



Experience estimating Grade & Drain, Asphalt Paving, and Concrete work preferred.


Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to customers or employees of an organization.


Mathematical Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Physical Requirements


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.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to climb or balance.  The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.




What CRH Offers You


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



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Mountain Aggregates, Inc., a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Mar 11, 2023

Nearest Major Market: Huntington