Civil Estimator

GHD is one of the world?s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation.

Privately owned by our people, GHD provides engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services to private and public sector clients across five continents. Focused on creating lasting community benefit, our connected global network of 10,000 people delivers projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics.

Committed to sustainable development, GHD improves the physical, natural and social environments of the many communities in which we operate.

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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