G.A. West & Co. is seeking a Civil/Concrete Estimator for a full-time position in Birmingham, AL. Details below!


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop self-perform cost estimates
  • On Design-Build projects, develop complete budgets from conceptual scope/design by “filling in the blanks” and making reasonable assumptions
  • Review project documents to identify risk elements and develop mitigation strategies
  • Review project documents to identify value engineering alternatives, where applicable
  • Solicit and coordinate with vendors to price and procure commodities, specialties, and fabrication
  • Perform productivity analysis for estimates along with constructability input
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on escalation and contingency
  • Perform historical comparisons of quantities and cost data between projects for presentation to management
  • On Construction Management (CM) projects, develop a basis of estimate narrative
  • Reconcile current estimates to previous historical production units and basis for same
  • Develop clarifications and exclusions list to communicate basis of pricing
  • Support the development of project schedules and provide budgeted man-hours for construction activity   resource loading
  • Develop subcontractor and vendor bid/procurement strategy
  • Coordinate bid efforts, process RFI’s, and interface with the bidding community
  • Evaluate subcontractor and vendor cost estimates and proposals
  • Manage multiple pursuit and/or preconstruction efforts concurrently



  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering and/or other related discipline required
  • 1-5+ years of relevant industry-related experience required
  • In-depth knowledge of construction principles and practices required
  • Experience with various types of mechanical process and utility industries such as petrochemical, pharmaceutical, power, high purity systems, wastewater, food and beverage, etc., required
  • Proven experience managing large-scale projects with emphasis on highly complex industrial projects required



  • Experience and expertise in one or multiple disciplines: Civil, Concrete, Structural
  • Experience with Timberline or related estimating software preferred
  • Experience and knowledge in developing logic driven project schedules and execution plans
  • Hands-on field experience preferred
  • Pay ranges from $70,000 - $100,000 depending on experience. 


G.A. West & Company, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. To provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. It has been, and will continue to be, G.A. West policy not to discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, genetic information, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, gender, disability, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law for all personal actions and all phases of recruitment and/or employment.

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