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Estimator - Purchasing Agent - Civil

Company: Kokosing, Inc.
Location: Columbus
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Openings > > Estimator - Purchasing Agent - CivilEstimator - Purchasing Agent - CivilSummaryTitle:Estimator - Purchasing Agent - CivilID:1169Location:Columbus, OHCompany:Kokosing Construction CompanyMore about this job > DescriptionSummary:

Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. is one of America's 60 largest General Contractors and services a broad spectrum of clients in both the private and public business sectors. Kokosing's services include the construction of highways, bridges, asphalt and concrete pavement, and underground utilities. For 70 years, Kokosing has successfully attracted the most qualified technical personnel in the construction industry by offering visible challenges, superior quality, and attractive rewards. With over $800 million in annual sales and a commitment to its workforce, Kokosing Construction Company, Inc. is the winning team.

** This role is targeting experienced candidates who have a background in Construction Management or Civil Engineering.**

  • There are technical components to this role - blueprint reading, understanding project scopes, etc.


    * Review project documents and specifications to determine the scope and required content of estimates.

    * Solicit material and subcontract pricing according to the needs of each project.

    * Analyze and normalize quotes and enter pricing into estimating software.

    * Manage and maintain files of working documents for estimate calculations including accurate information on prices from subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors.

    * Coordinate subcontracted work with estimating staff to ensure entire bid scope is properly accounted for.

    * Instrumental in identifying risk items and developing plans to mitigate risk items.

    * Identify Value Engineering concepts or other opportunities to gain a competitive advantage.

    * Provide technical support for construction effort including participation in construction planning and design; interpretation of design; application of construction methods; resolution and documentation of design conflicts; constructability reviews, etc.

    * Formulate plans for meeting project diversity goals and implement plan on each bid pursuit.

    * Work with subcontractor and vendor community to develop relationships and encourage participation.

    * Represent the company, project and/or department during client and project management meetings.

    * Interface all on-site departments as required to resolve problems, ensure quality of construction, etc. in support of overall project schedule.

    * Assist in writing and reviewing subcontracts and purchase orders for newly acquired projects.

    * Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • An Associates or Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Industrial Management, or Civil Engineering is preferred as there is a technical aspect to this role - reading project scopes, blueprints.

      • We have a very supportive company culture to assist as you get familiar with the technical aspects of this role and estimating ideologies/processes - training is provided.

      • Prior experience in construction estimating or procurement roles involving heavy civil construction projects is preferred.

      • Able to read and navigate engineering documentation and construction plans, or ability to learn this skill.

      • Familiarity with construction and material specifications and standards, or ability to acquire this knowledge.

      • Proficiency in Microsoft office programs.

      • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, plus ability to coordinate with estimating staff.


        Kokosing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, and disability insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.

        Kokosing is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action federal and state contractor. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

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Keywords: Kokosing, Inc., Columbus , Estimator - Purchasing Agent - Civil, Sales , Columbus, Ohio

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