Columbia, SC

Estimator – Heavy Civil

Construction Estimator – Heavy Civil Projects in Columbia, South Carolina

Columbia, SC

We are seeking a skilled estimator to join our team of heavy civil contractors in Columbia, SC. This position involves bidding on site work projects, including utilities, drainage systems, roads, and demolition, with project costs typically ranging from $500k to $20M.


  • Join a dynamic heavy civil site development company that handles a wide range of projects, from infrastructure to mining. Our expertise includes site preparation, reclamation, mass excavation, utilities, landfill, and mining.
  • We are currently experiencing strong growth with a robust pipeline of work.
  • Our markets include commercial, industrial, energy, municipal, and mining sectors.


  • Competitive pay and comprehensive benefits package, including:

Excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage

401k plan with matching

Eligibility for bonuses

· Company-provided laptop, phone, tablet, and cell phone allowance

· Continuous and diverse challenges

  • A full pipeline of work extending more than one year, with additional projects under consideration
  • Structured and organized work environment with involved ownership and management
  • Excellent training and opportunities for career growth
  • Commitment to work/life balance


As an Estimator, you will be a key contributor in our company. In this role, you will be responsible for estimating grading, utilities, and demolition for various projects, such as site development, industrial development, commercial development, mining reclamation, overburden removal, demolition, and general site work. You will report to the Preconstruction Director and work at our headquarters in Columbia, SC.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare accurate estimates for projects ranging from $500k to $20M
  • Estimate labor, equipment, and material costs for self-performed work
  • Solicit, review, and prioritize quotations from materials and subcontractors for management review
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of construction assemblies and all project phases
  • Produce accurate estimates based on conceptual and schematic drawings
  • Create detailed final contract estimates
  • Assess site exposures and construction risks, and reflect them in estimates
  • Identify constructability issues during the estimating process
  • Recommend value-engineering alternatives
  • Prepare construction handoff package after winning bids and respond to field questions regarding pricing and strategies used for estimate
  • Collaborate effectively within a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Possible travel to project sites in SC, NC, and GA



· A four-year degree in construction management, civil engineering, or equivalent is strongly preferred. Exceptional candidates without a degree but with significant practical experience will be considered.

· Experience as an estimator for a heavy civil contractor

· Proficiency in estimating grading, utilities, and demolition

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, etc.)
  • Experience with takeoff/modeling software such as Agtek, Trimble Business Center, Carlson, or CAD
  • Familiarity with HCSS or B2W software is a plus

· Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record

  • Max. file size: 300 MB.