Earthwork Takeoff Estimator

Charleston, SC posted on October 9

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Earthwork Takeoff Estimator - TE1018

Due to growth, our client is searching for a sitework estimator to join our team. To be considered we would like to see at least 3+ years of experience performing take offs and estimating of earthwork, grading, paving, utilities and site concrete on public sector projects. Primary duties will include performing blueprint takeoffs, estimating, writing proposals, bid review, attending pre-construction meetings, buying out materials, preparing job cost summaries, processing change orders and client development. You will also interact closely with the project management staff to maximize project profitability. 


Job Description

Experienced Construction Estimator for Earthwork & Grading Projects:

  • Responsible for onscreen digitizing, take offs and bid preparation for commercial projects.
  • Prepare construction budgets based on plans, onscreen takeoffs, and project specifications for each elevation.
  • Will research material pricing, obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials, negotiate pricing, requesting and maintaining vendor estimates and building/continuing vendor relationships. 
  • Prepare work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; set priorities
  • Prepare construction budget updating specifications; identify and project costs
  • Evaluate offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements
  • Obtain bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials
  • Maintain quality service by following organization standards
  • Liaison between sales and project management teams 



  • 3+ years of prior knowledge around agtek, paydirt, bid2win, heavy bid, foundation, sheeting, shoring, backfill, dirt, asphalt, concrete, SCDOT, and excavation
  • Communicate effectively on a daily basis with manufacturers’ reps, vendors, subcontractors, and fellow employees
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, including knowledge of formulas
  • Solid communication skills, both written and verbal




Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Profit Sharing, 401K, Vacation and Holiday


About Us: Sanders Brothers Construction is a fully bonded, license and insured general contractor of street & road construction, and asphalt manufacturing. Founded in the early 60’s, we continue to pride our company on the principles that laid the initial foundation for success: hard work, customer satisfaction and quality products and service. 

Sanders Brothers Construction, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. “EEO is the Law”