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Senior Construction Estimator

Kanawha Stone Company

Kanawha Stone Company is seeking an experienced Senior Estimator to join its team. Kanawha Stone Company is headquartered near Charleston, WV, however the position may be able to work from outside that location and work will consist of estimating projects in multiple states. The Senior Estimator will be responsible for preparing and coordinating full estimates on detailed and complex projects as required by client’s documents; provides complete conceptual and total bid price.

Senior Estimator Job Duties Include:

  • Develop scope of work, qualifications and exclusions for cost estimating of proposed project;
  • Develop conceptual and progress budgets, and final cost estimates;
  • Prepare material takeoffs on complex projects, drawings, and plans
  • Review contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes;
  • Prepare and summarize task and subtask estimates
  • Prepare rate and unit cost determinations
  • Assigns material costs and staffing costs to bids;
  • Writes subcontracts purchase orders and associated scopes of work for all purchased trades and items;
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Desired

  • Thorough knowledge of estimating processes, material and building system costs, and labor productivity evaluation techniques.
  • Strong ability to conceptualize project construction requirements
  • Attention to detail
  • Proficient in advanced use of Microsoft Office products
  • Knowledge of HeavyBid
  • Client interface and relationship building
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local construction regulations
  • Education/Experience:

  • Applicable four-year degree (in civil engineering, architecture, construction management, or related field) from an accredited college or university;
  • Ten (10) years of estimating experience.
  • Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to employment@kanawhastone.com as soon as possible.

    Heavy Civil Operations

    Kanawha Stone Company, Inc. is actively seeking several qualified personnel to support our Heavy Civil operations in Virginia, West Virginia and surrounding markets including KY, OH, PA, MD, and NC.

    We perform Federal, State, Municipal and Private work within our geographic area. Our portfolio includes Site Development, Roadway/Highway Work, Bridges, Dams, Utilities, Concrete Flatwork/Paving, and other items through all models of contract delivery – Bid/Build, Design-Build, P3, and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Interested candidates should send a resume to employment@kanawhastone.com.

    Management Personnel

    • Operations Manager – Lead a business segment/geographic region, all business functions

    • Project Manager/General Superintendent – Lead several “small” projects or a “large” project

    • Superintendents – Responsible for a project

    • Qualifications/functions applicable to all management functions, at each level:

    o Manage all facets of the Work

    o Safety

    o Quality

    o Personnel procurement, training, and development

    o Contract administration, documentation, and owner relations

    o Planning and Scheduling

    o Field operations/equipment management

    o Revenue and Cost management/accountability

    o Estimating and Bid participation

    o Other tasks as assigned and/or necessary

    Project Engineer

    • Generally assigned to one large or several small projects

    • Qualifications/functions applicable to this position:

    o Reports to appropriate Management personnel

    o Manage/execute all Engineering functions for a project(s)

    o Quality Control management/execution

    o CPM scheduling

    o Submittals and material certifications

    o Engineering/working drawings/shop drawing review

    o Revenue and Cost management

    o Contract documentation/RFI’s/Change Orders/Meeting Minutes

    o Support field functions as necessary

    o Estimating and Bid participation

    o Other tasks as assigned and/or necessary

    Entry Level

    • Engineering and Estimating

    • Perform tasks as assigned to support Management, Engineering, and Estimating functions

    • Career path toward Engineering and Management functions

    • Other tasks as assigned and/or necessary

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