Clearwater Construction, Inc. | Mercer, PA, United States

Posted Date 10/28/2021


This position will be responsible for assisting the Estimating Team in the preparation and submittal of bids for public and private Heavy Civil, Bridge, and/or Foundation and Geotechnical projects to ensure that CCI is a responsive bidder. This position will be responsible for contacting subcontractors and material suppliers for quotes, organize and record information accurately, review and prepare bid documents, enter bid information into bidding software and perform-take offs.


  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and develop scope of work, labor and equipment costs.
  • Prepare quantity takeoffs and pricing of scope either through self-perform production-based estimate or unit price estimating.
  • Identify bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing.
  • Review and understand all bid documents and material requirements to assess constructability and product material requirements. Attend pre-bid meetings and projects sites when requested.
  • Obtain all quotes for bid packages sent and follow up with phone call if not received. Assist in analyzing subcontractor bids.
  • Prepare bid packages; involves comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.
  • Analyze subcontractor bonding capabilities, workload and prior performance relative to project.
  • Prepare estimates according to the requirements of multiple delivery systems. Review quotes and estimates and prepare presentations to the Estimating Team.
  • Utilize existing cost history as a check to complete estimate.
  • Comprehend contract requirements for diversity compliance.
  • Can travel occasionally and act independently with little or no supervision and as a team player.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A four-year degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or equivalent required. Some field experience is a plus.
  • Experience working for a General Contractor as an estimator bidding on DOT or heavy highway projects is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of construction assemblies, scopes of work, and all project phases.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
  • Must have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret construction plans, business documents, technical specifications/procedures, and government regulations.
  • Must have excellent attention to detail, the ability to recognize discrepancies and meet critical deadlines.
  • Must have the ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, as well as apply basic principles of algebra and geometry as it relates to construction.
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work as a team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands, while maintaining extreme accuracy.
  • Well organized, flexible and ability to multi-task.
  • Must be able to work independently, yet within a team environment.
  • Must have strong skills in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.), as well as strong overall computer skills.
  • Experience with B2W Estimate or similar estimating software is preferred, but not required.
  • Must have good communication skills and the ability to effectively present information both verbally and in writing.
  • Must possess effective Leadership skills and the ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Valid driver’s license issued within the United States clear of multiple and/or major violations.
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment (post-offer) drug screen and motor vehicle records check; a criminal background check will also be conducted.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required e-Verify employment eligibility verification document Form I-9, providing necessary identification documents, upon hire.

No phone calls, please.
This position can be performed from any of our office locations. [Mercer, PA; Ebensburg, PA; Scranton, PA; Harrisburg, PA]


Clearwater Construction, Inc is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, and will not be discriminated against on-the-basis of disability or, if applicable, veteran status. Female, Minority and Veteran candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Individuals with a disability that require reasonable accommodation for any position to complete any part of the application process or are unable to use the online application system and need an alternative method for applying, please contact us for assistance.

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