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Civil Estimator

With more than 8500 people across five continents and the Pacific region, GHD is one of the world?s leading engineering, environmental and construction services companies. Committed to the success of our clients and the communities in which we operate, we have an ongoing requirement for high caliber professionals to join our connected global network.



We have an opportunity in our?Plainwell, MI?office for a?Civil Estimator with our Construction team, who aspires to become an active employee in a vibrant, well-established company.


If you?re driven, fast track your career here!


The successful candidate will be responsible for:




  • Perform construction estimating and costing of all plans

  • Review project plans, specification and requirements and incorporate into estimate

  • Prepare accurate quantity take-offs and unit pricing

  • Establish and monitor budgets for all construction phases

  • Identify cost-saving techniques, materials, and procedures

  • Monitor and communicate any cost impact of increases and quantity changes

  • Perform cost comparison and analysis as requested

  • Assemble complete and detailed estimating packages

  • Prepare conceptual estimates and interpret outline specifications

  • Coordinate, review, and analyze general contractor and subcontractor bids



Skills, Competencies, Qualifications:?




  • 15+ years of construction experience with at least 5 years in estimating

  • Degree in Engineering with an emphasis Civil, Mechanical, or Construction Management preferred.

  • Preferred exposure to multiple facets of Engineering

  • Knowledge of lump sum, unit price, construction management and conceptual estimating projects

  • Familiar with computerized estimating and management softwares/systems

  • Exposure to Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, etc.), AutoCAD, Trimble, HCSS, understanding of CPM scheduling

  • Knowledge of construction, with ability to read plans and specifications

  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic; good interpersonal skills; demonstrate good organization, verbal and written communication skills; excellent leadership skills

  • Ability to work independently but also be part of team pulling complex technical project estimates together

  • Must be willing to relocate to the greater Plainwell, MI area



As a multicultural organization, we encourage individual achievement and recognize the strength of a diverse workforce. GHD is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to the link below.?


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