Estimator-Business Development

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Milestone Contractors is seeking an Estimator for our Bloomington, IN area office. Estimators generate quotes and new business opportunities in assigned markets.

Milestone Contractors is not like other construction companies; we are different. Our difference is The Milestone Way. The Milestone Way is how we live and work; it is comprised of three pillars: our core business values, our core personal values and our innovation platform. Our core business values are safety, quality, performance, product and profit. Our core personal values are commitment, passion, trust and respect. Our innovation platform, 'Innovation under Construction', reflects our commitment to continuous improvement. If these values are reflective of your own, Milestone may be the place for you!

Essential Functions:

  • Generates and develops quotes
    • Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare quotes/estimates especially with underground utility, earth, concrete paving and bridge work
    • Computes various cost factors
    • Prepares budgets and schedules for work
    • Ensures all estimates meet or exceed company and customer's expectations, as well as regulatory requirements
    • Applies construction operations means, methods and historical data to bids
  • Develops beneficial business relationships
    • Develops good working relationships with vendors, subcontractors, clients and INDOT personnel
    • Develops a network and contacts within the community
  • Performs day-to-day estimating tasks
    • Sets up jobs in job costing
    • Generates purchase orders and subcontractor agreements
    • Reviews billings, prepares change orders and job cost reports
  • Communicates with internal/external customers
    • Answers inquiries via phone, email or in-person
    • Provides highest levels of customer service
    • Promotes a team focused work environment
    • Makes presentations to large and small groups
    • Translates technical information into easily understood language
  • Promotes and maintains safe work environment.
    • Exhibits safe work behaviors
    • Wears all prescribed PPE

Required Education/Experience:

Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management or related discipline, or equivalent work experience; 5-7 years' work experience in construction industry. Experience with Bid Tracking Software such as, but not limited to, Heavy Bid. Familiarity with INDOT and local municipality specifications.

Milestone Contractors is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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