SIMON | Estimator/Project Manager-Scottsbluff, NE

Date: Oct 5, 2021

Country: Scottsbluff, 5187, US, 69361

Company: Colas

Subsidiary: Simon



Simon is a subsidiary of the Colas Group, a worldwide leader in infrastructure construction and maintenance. Simon specializes in aggregates, asphalt and ready-mix concrete production, asphalt paving, and concrete, bridge, highway, and utility construction. Through strong local ties backed by global resources, we focus on quality and value to deliver the best products and services for our clients.  What we do is bigger than construction – it is about connecting communities, building new roads to the future, and keeping the spirit of the pioneers alive and well. 


Participates in estimating, project planning, and oversight/direction of construction projects.




•    Prepare detailed costs estimates for designated projects utilizing bid software
•    Order, read, and interpret plans and proposals; review preliminary drawings and specifications
•    Solicit and analyze subcontractor & supplier quotes
•    Perform quantity takeoffs for preparing estimates
•    Determine production rates, haul routes, phasing, etc. for estimating purposes
•    Visit site of projects and gather information, including availability of electricity, water, and other services as needed
•    Prepare project-cost summaries, standard estimating forms (bids) and related contracts for submission
•    Prepare and maintain time-phase charts, subcontracts, purchase orders, materials orders, and schedules
•    Identify cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts


Project Management
•    Promote safety, and remain actively involved in continuously improving safety processes
•    Partner with management and supervisory team to effectively utilize all resources, including personnel in order to complete assigned construction projects; make recommendations concerning equipment needs and staffing
•    Attend preconstruction meetings and weekly progress meetings
•    Direct and coordinate activities of project personnel and subcontractors; communicate with engineers, inspectors, suppliers, etc.
•    Ensure timely delivery of materials
•    Schedule utility locates as required 
•    Monitor traffic control on projects and meet all reporting requirements
•    Maintain a project diary and provide project updates to management
•    Ensure the company complies OSHA, EPA, DNR, safety and environmental regulations and reporting requirements
•    Safely operate company vehicles and/or equipment 
•    Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications, Education, Skills and Experience:

•    Bachelor’s degree in construction management, civil engineering or equivalent combination of education and work experience required
•    At least 3 years of experience estimating construction projects preferred
•    Background in heavy highway, municipal, and/or commercial construction preferred
•    HCSS, Microsoft Project, Bluebeam and/or similar program experience preferred
•    Proficiency in use of computers and mobile devices (Android/iOS), including MS Office programs required

•    Valid Driver’s License and clean driving history required


Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: 
•    Wear and maintain personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by company safety guidelines
•    Regularly required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds with or without assistance
•    Regularly required to use hands to feel, handle and manipulate objects
•    Regularly required to communicate (talk and hear)
•    Regularly required to operate a vehicle to travel to and from work sites 
•    Frequently required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 
•    Frequently required to stand/work on feet for long periods, and walking across uneven terrain
•    Frequently required to sit for long periods at a desk using a computer
•    Frequently exposed to typical construction site conditions, including dust and loud noise, and all weather conditions

Workplace Values Requirements:

•    Support, promote, and practice Simon core values, vision, and mission
•    Support, promote, and comply with Simon Code of Ethics, Workplace Conduct, Safety, and other established policies at all times
•    Embrace the Company’s safety culture, actively support all safety initiatives, and adhere to defined accountabilities implemented by the Safety Steering and Continuous Improvement teams
•    Align personal vision and goals with larger goals of the Company
•    Support continuous improvement to improve Simon processes, performance, safety, and overall success

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.


Colas Inc.and its subsidiaries (SIMON) are an Equal Opportunity Employer. For details on the specifics of this commitment, please click here EEO document.  If you need accommodation 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: Scottsbluff