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REQUISITION NUMBER:20180329-40801-001
HOME COMPANY:Track Services - Chicago
COMPANY LOCATION:Track Services - Minooka, IL
Job Responsibilities:

Prepares take-off and call work for construction projects to assist in developing bids, and assists in the buy-out process.

 Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Analyzes blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Reads and interprets contract documents relating to the assigned specific divisions.
  • Solicits subcontractor/vendor pricing information.
  • Analyzes and evaluates bids from subcontractors for their completeness and accuracy in scope of work.
  • Prepares accurate quantity surveys and take-offs.
  • Reviews estimate/sub quote files to gain information for current bids.
  • Prepares spreadsheets and coordinates with estimating staff for bid day.
  • Prepares and submits multimillion dollar bids to clients for company services.
  • Prepares cost estimates and schedules.
  • Prioritizes issues and prepares reports for senior management and clients.
  • Prepares cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Assesses cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Logs and files bid documentation after bid day for estimate/sub quote file.


Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of construction estimating experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, business, computer science or related field required, advanced degree, MBA preferred.
  • Knowledge of plan reading and interpretation
  • Proficiency in reviewing contract documents.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities, and meet deadlines.
Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements
  • Generally works indoors, with some onsite/outdoor work.
  • Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.
  • May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • May be exposed to loud noise.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.


RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)

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