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Senior Estimator

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Date: Jun 30, 2019


Company: Colas

Employment with Sully-Miller Contracting Co.

If you're motivated, dedicated and looking for a challenging career in the construction industry, it's time to join the Sully-Miller team. Great employees made us the industry leader.

A workplace where people can grow

We strive above all to offer a work environment that interests, challenges and motivates. This includes opportunities to grow, competitive salaries and benefits, and a workplace culture that values the contributions of each individual. These human resource practices explain why many employees have been with Sully-Miller for decades.




Oversees and directs all aspects of construction and operations on the projects assigned to them. Communicates directly with appropriate people concerning project cost, scheduling, staffing, and safety. Prepares project status reports and works to ensure plans adhere to contract specifications. Uses their familiarity with a variety of the field concepts, practices, and procedures to successfully run their assigned projects. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. The Project Manager has the responsibility for all aspects of the projects and personnel assigned to them.



  • Review Contract documents, estimate, and project constructability
  • Build and maintain the project CPM schedule for the life of the project
  • Plan, organize and coordinate key field positions through operations department heads
  • Establish project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of company policy
  • Monitor/control construction through administrative direction of Superintendent to ensure project is built on schedule and within budget; investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures
  • Communicate with Agency/Owner as to construction methods, issues, change orders and claims
  • Develop team concept with project supervision to review schedule, cost, crews, changes, etc.
  • Oversee project start-up and progress, all the way through project completion and final estimate
  • Review cost, fine tune or change operations
  • Communicate with crews and evaluate their suggestions
  • Represent the company in meetings and negotiations with owners, agencies, sub-contractors, and vendors
  • Ensure a safe project site and work environment in accordance with Sully Miller policy



  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience on Cal Trans projects
  • 3 to 5 years estimating similar projects
  • 5 to 7 years supervising field construction
  • Engineering degree and/or Civil Engineering license preferred
  • Ability to apply innovative and effective management techniques to maximize employee performance
  • Must have a thorough understanding of industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project activities
  • Superior communication and interpersonal tact, diplomacy, influence, etc. skills essential.
  • Ability to read and understanding contract documents
  • Computer knowledge: Word, Excel, JD Edwards Enterprise, Heavy Job, Heavy
  • Bid, P3-P6
  • Valid California driver’s license, clean driving record



  • Talk and hear
  • Use hands and fingers
  • Stand, walk, and reach with arms and hands
  • Climb, balance, stoop, kneel and crouch
  • See well (either naturally or with correction)



  • Comply and abide by Sully-Miller Contracting Company’s Code of Ethics at all times during employment with the Company
  • Align your own vision with the larger goals of the Company, and become a guardian of the Company’s Core Values
  • Use continuous improvement as a tool to improve process, performance, safety and quality, including looking for ways to eliminate waste
  • Work as a Team to make things happen


The above description covers the principle duties and responsibilities of the job. The description shall not, however, be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day to day.






Sully-Miller Contracting Co. is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer dedicated to promoting diversity and maintaining a drug-free workplace. It is our policy to ensure that applicants are considered for employment based on their qualifications without regard to their race, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expressions, sexual orientation, color, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions),immigration status, citizenship, genetic information, medical conditions, protected veteran status, uniform service member status, familial status, marital status, registered domestic partner status or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants are treated on the basis of their job-related qualifications, ability and performance. We are committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants and provide a workplace free of harassment and discrimination.  This Policy applies to aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, please click here and here.

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