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Date Added: Sun 13/06/2021

Preconstruction Estimator, Civil Construction

Fairfax, VA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Title: Estimator, Civil  Construction

Type: Full time, exempt

Location: Falls Church, Virginia-remote/flex schedule

Reports To: Chief Estimator


We are a full-service, Site Work Contractor that works throughout the Mid- Atlantic Region specializing in a broad range of services: Erosion & Sediment Control, Bond Release, Stormwater Maintenance, Stormwater/BMP Installation, Stormwater Inspections & Repairs, and Jet/Vac Truck & CCTV services.

As a successful contracting business, we are growing our clientele and currently have a full-time, long term opportunity for a Civil Estimator to join our team of professionals in our headquarters in Falls Church/Merrifield, Virginia. In this role you will utilize your analytical skills to interpret civil plans, review civil plan sheets, complete take-offs Trimble Business Center - HCE, and work directly with our Chief Estimator to assist with developing cost estimates and putting together proposals for various site work construction projects. 

Disclaimer: The following description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required.Responsibilities:
  • Complete take offs using Trimble Business Center - HCE
  • Evaluate site access and conditions and propose production levels for proposals
  • Manage take-off and bidding process for small site package opportunities
  • Manage take-off and bidding process for Green Infrastructure (Stormwater) installation projects
  • Work with Estimating Assistant to keep bid matrix and bidding calendar current and to put together backup info needed for proposals
  • When needed, complete linear take offs from plans
  • Work with our internal Superintendents to evaluate time/materials/equipment needed to perform tasks that we self-perform for specific opportunities
  • Prepare proposal for review and build proposal folder with backup related to project
  • Identify scope of work and assumptions and exclusions proposal is based off of
  • Submit and follow up on status of proposals submitted to clients
  • Make site visits as needed to confirm scope of work
  • For proposals won, hand off project and proposal to Operations Team for successful project completion


Required Qualifications:
  • A.S. or B.S. Degree: Engineering, Construction Management, Environmental Science, Finance, Accounting, Business Management or equivalent is preferred
  • General understanding of construction (i.e. professional or educational/internship)
  • Must have basic heavy equipment knowledge (as far as what equipment can be used to complete different scopes of work/tasks)
  • Experience using earthwork take-off software and open to using/learning Trimble Business Center -HCE
  • Experienced with all aspects of site development (E&S, clearing, earthwork and excavation, utilities, fine grading, concrete and paving, stabilization, )
  • Experience bidding Stormwater Facilities/BMP's isa plus


  • Competitive Salary
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance plus additional voluntary plans
  • 401K with Company match
  • Company phone, computer,



Muller Erosion & Site Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes hiring decisions solely on the basis of merit.

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