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Estimator-R.B. Baker Construction-Florida

Date: Feb 14, 2021

Country: US, 32095

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: [[Florida]]


Reeves Construction Company has been a key partner in the infrastructure growth of the Southeast since the company’s founding in 1955. As we’ve grown, Reeves has formed new partnerships and branched out to new subsidiaries from Sloan Construction (SC/NC), R.B. Baker Construction (GA/FL), to Southeast Emulsions (SC/GA). Reeves is a complete heavy civil highway and site development construction company dedicated to meet the specific needs of the roadway, airport, bridge, and military market. Reeves prides itself for its high company standards of safety, ethics and performance.


Reeves is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Our company provides competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee.


Job Title/Summary


Job Title:           Estimator
Area:                  RB Baker - Florida
Report to:          Chief Estimator
Status:               Exempt
Supervisor to:   Estimators, Project Managers, Project Engineers, Superintendents, Support Staff


Job Summary:

Qualified candidates must be self-motivated Construction Professionals with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the industry.  Candidates should be familiar with site development and highway construction, understand job cost management,  have a strong work ethic and work well with other members of the team.  Knowledge of HCSS software and experience in project management are preferred.



Main Responsibilites


Reponsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering information and requirements; setting priorities.
  • Prepares construction budget by studying plans; updating specifications; identifying and projecting costs for each elevation.
  • Evaluates offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements.
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price.
  • Maintains cost keys and price masters by updating information.
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains quality service by following organization standards.
  • Maintains continuity among corporate, division, and local work teams by documenting and communicating actions, irregularities, and continuing needs.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

Skills, Qualifications & Competencies



  • BS in Construction Management or Civil Engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in heavy highway construction and site development.
  • Solid decision making, communication and problem solving skills
  • Experience in a supervisory/leadership position with strong people skills
  • Knowledge and experience with engineering plans, project planning, resource scheduling, procurement and general project management principles.
  • Knowledge of construction inspection, tests, and methods.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Construction Related Software (HCSS preferred)
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and proposals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to Travel, which may occasionally be required for short intervals.






Physical Demands & Work Environment


Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach and signal with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Employees must have 20/40 vision, either naturally or with corrective lenses.  Hearing should be excellent or corrected by audio device.


Work Environment:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is exposed to moving mechanical parts, outside weather conditions, and vibration as well as regularly performing work inside an office environment. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; and chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud when required to be outside, much quieter when working indoors.



Benefits & General Information


Competitive pay & comprehensive benefits include: paid holidays, vacation, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment insurance, group health plan options (incl. medical, dental & vision, HSA, FSA), short term disability benefits & 401(k)/401(k) Roth w/company match.

**Drug-Free Workplace**
**E-Verify Participating Company**
**An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer**
**Minorities and Females Strongly Encouraged to Apply**
**EO/AA Employer of Minorities/Females/Disabled/Protected Veterans**




Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (Reeves Construction) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accomodation to access the information provided on this website, please contact Colas Inc. 973-290-9082 or send an email to ColasRecruiter@colasinc.com.  

Nearest Major Market: Jacksonville