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Heavy Civil Project Estimator

Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States
Date Posted:
Job ID: R19584
Job Status: Full-Time

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Job Summary:

Ledcor’s Heavy Civil and Mining team is one of the key building clocks of the Ledcor organization and represents over 7 decades of successful experience. Our commitment to excellence, reliability and customer satisfaction is central to our strategy to develop Customers for Life.

Ledcor’s Heavy Civil and Mining division is actively seeking an Estimator to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for creating cost estimates and preparation of estimating packages in relation to quantity takeoffs, cost buildups, studies, budgets, subtrade solicitation, and competitive bid comparisons to support our projects.

The Estimator will use their knowledge by offering innovative perspectives on existing solutions, and exercises judgment based on the analysis of diverse information sources. This individual provides guidance for non-estimating personnel on estimating related requirements.

Apply today to join the Ledcor Heavy Civil and Mining team!

We support our employees with training to develop skills, knowledge, and abilities.

We offer an industry-leading benefits package, ongoing employee training and development, team building and career growth opportunities.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Incorporates requirements from drawing specifications, terms and conditions into bid.
  • Performs quantity takeoffs and reviews takeoff summaries for accuracy.
  • Solicits subcontractor and supplier pricing quotes and administers subcontractor database. Reviews and analyzes quotes, providing data to support subcontractor selection.
  • Develops the estimate under supervision, preparing direct and indirect costs.
  • Assists in the development of project schedules with input from the project team and subtrades.
  • Assists in the preparation of review documents.


  • Two to four years of heavy civil project estimating experience
  • Proficient computing skills and experience with MS Office and related estimating software
  • Knowledge of BIM modeling would be an asset
  • Knowledge and practical use experience of trade-related drawings and specifications, including understanding of construction documents and the ability to assess their level of completeness
  • Knowledge of construction costs and budgets, ability to develop a project schedule
  • Experience with negotiations and resolving contractual risks as well as recommending mitigation practices
  • Excellent communication skills in various forms with the ability to adapt messages to all audiences

Compensation Range

$70,400.00 - $105,600.00

Additional Information:

Company Description

Ledcor Mining services reach across the lifespan of a mine, from facility construction, to full-scale contract mining of coal, minerals, or metals, all the way to mine reclamation. Our service offerings are vast—as are the projects we work on. 

But when you work for Ledcor, your experience will go far beyond the project. Do you want a career that means more? Join our True Blue team now!

Employment Equity

At Ledcor we believe diversity, equity, and inclusion should be part of everything we do. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status or any other identifying characteristic are encouraged to apply.

Our True Blue team consists of individuals from all backgrounds who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to Ledcor. For more information about Ledcor’s Inclusion and Diversity initiatives, please visit our I&D page. Adjustments will be provided in all parts of our hiring process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance by submitting a request via email.  

All applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States.   

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