Estimator II

Subsidiary: Sully Miller Holding Co.


Sully-Miller Contracting Co., the Colas USA subsidiary that operates throughout Southern California, is a company with over 100 years in the construction industry. Since 1923, Sully-Miller has become one of the premier construction contractors in Southern California, building much of the region’s infrastructure including airports, seaports, rail and intermodal, military/federal, roads, highways, and specialty projects. To learn more about Sully-Miller Contracting Co. visit  

Throughout Colas USA, we provide competitive pay, outstanding benefits, career advancement opportunities, professional education, and extensive training for every employee. We pride ourselves on upholding the highest standards of safety, environmental conservation, and ethical conduct as we strive to grow our infrastructure products and services through empowering and developing our people, fostering innovation, utilizing new technology, and maximizing vertical integration at all levels of the company’s value chain. To learn more about the Colas USA Family of Companies, please visit

Sully-Miller Contracting Co., and the rest of the Colas USA Family of Companies, is part of the Colas Group, the worldwide leader in transportation infrastructure construction and maintenance. For information on our international network visit


Job Summary

The Estimator 2 will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing project plans and specifications for special requirements and conditions in order to produce a complete estimate for assigned projects. It is expected that this will be done in close coordination with operations and senior estimating team members.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ability to close out bid with support for senior team members
  • Ability to level subcontractor quotes for bid selection
  • Ability to prepare detailed accurate estimates
  • Determine method of construction to be used and accurately estimate required labor, equipment, and materials to construct project
  • Perform detailed takeoff for earthwork and structures (per specialization, if applicable)
  • Review and incorporate historical data into unit and manhour figures
  • Set up budgets, code subcontracts, and help the admin team prepare PO’s
  • Work with subcontractors and suppliers to obtain accurate bid cost


  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering or Construction technology or an equivalent combination
  • Minimum of 5 years previous experience in estimating cost control and/or engineering related experience
  • Clean driving record


  • Ability to comprehend project plans and specifications
  • Ability to multitask efficiently and effectively and be flexible
  • Ability to prepare detailed, accurate estimates
  • Ability to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet short deadlines and process projects quickly
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Must be a self-starter and self-directed
  • Must be able to lead estimating teams
  • Must rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, JD Edwards, Heavy Bid/Heaving Job estimating software
  • Proven ability to maintain and develop clients
  • Strong tendency to take initiative

Compensation Data


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Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles