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Estimator (Bridges, Structural)
Title:Estimator (Bridges, Structural)
Location:Columbus, OH
Company:Kokosing Construction Company

About Kokosing

Kokosing is one of America's 60 largest General Contractors and services a broad spectrum of clients in both the private and public business sectors. For 70 years, Kokosing has successfully attracted the most qualified technical personnel in the construction industry by offering visible challenges, superior quality, and attractive rewards. With over $1.5 billion in annual sales and a commitment to its workforce, Kokosing is the winning team.

Operating from multiple office locations in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions, Kokosing's services include heavy civil/industrial construction such as highways, bridges, retaining walls, underground utilities, landfills, water/wastewater facilities, power stations, and marine construction (dredging, piers, docks, etc.).

We are seeking an Estimator (Bridge/Structural) to service our transportation projects in Ohio and surrounding states. We are considering candidates to work out of our Westerville (OH), Cincinnati (OH), Elyria (OH), or Morgantown (WV) office.


Position Summary

As a Structural Estimator, you will prepare and coordinate complete Bridge/Structural estimates related to transportation project pursuits across our work regions. With Kokosing you will be exposed to and challenged with a range of conventional bridge and retaining wall projects, as well as more complex structures types including Segmental, Inclined Steel Arch, Post-Tensioned, Cable-Stay and Suspension Structures.


Estimating Responsibilities

  • Review proposals, specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, perform project site visits, etc. to determine scope of work and estimate requirements.
  • Perform detailed quantity takeoffs, determine least cost means and methods for construction, complete full cost estimates for assigned work items including self-review of work.
  • Review and compare estimated cost items to historical cost data.
  • Review and compare construction means-and-methods options and incorporate least cost/best value solution(s).
  • Coordinate with other estimators and operations managers to ensure estimates are complete and responsive to requirements.
  • Collaborate with clients, design partners, vendors, and other project stakeholders to develop cost effective solutions on traditional and alternative contracting pursuits.
  • Review and analyze subcontractor and suppler quotes.
  • Prepare CPM schedules for assigned estimates.
  • Monitor client document changes (addenda) and advise the estimating team on changes.
  • Prepare bid documents and pricing forms for submittal.
  • Track awarded contracts and support the operations team on extra work change orders.
  • Maintain records and working documents for estimating cost models, takeoff templates, etc.
  • Set productive and consistent work example for your peers.
  • Continually develop technical skills by attending owner, contractor, and engineering industry events
  • Stay current on equipment options, crew sizing, means, methods, and new processes within the construction industry.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with industry partners.


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • 5 years related experience if not degreed in a related field of study.
  • Minimum 3 years of estimating on heavy civil projects (Bridge, Highway, Utility, Rail infrastructure, etc.)
  • Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Prior experience in estimating/engineering role on public and private construction projects is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and strong interpersonal skills are requisite.
  • Ability to estimate multiple projects at the same time with proven time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Strong work ethic to complete tasks accurately and on time.
  • Solid attention to detail with the ability to solve problems.
  • Knowledge of State DOTs preferred.
  • Strong proficiency in Excel, Word, and Bluebeam is preferred.



Kokosing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, and disability insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.


Kokosing is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action federal and state contractor. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.


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