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Posted on behalf of Northeast Paving Company


For over 100 years, the professional men and women of Northeast Paving have literally paved the way for hundreds of public and private projects that have shaped the landscape of Maine.  From large interstate highways to small commercial site development, Northeast Paving employees perform with pride and creativity. We approach every project with a dedication to efficiency, technology and, most of all, safety. Northeast Paving is proud to be a part of this area's history and development, and a partner in Maine’s future.


General Description

The Estimator is responsible for the preparation and review of all estimate packages, implementing department standards and procedures while ensuring the accuracy and completeness of estimate packages.


Key Duties

  • Read/review plans, proposals, specifications, RFP s, and any other pertinent project related documents necessary to develop a competent and competitive bid proposal
  • Actively communicate with subcontractors and vendors to facilitate quotes
  • Prepare reports and analysis pertinent to estimating as requested by management
  • Pricing labor, equipment, and material costs.
  • Working knowledge of construction assemblies and all project phases.
  • Ability to produce accurate estimates from conceptual and schematic drawings.
  • Ability to produce detailed, final contract estimates.
  • Ability to assess site exposures/construction risks and appropriately analyze cost and reflect these in an estimate.
  • Ability to identify potential construction issues through the estimating process.
  • Ability to identify value-engineering alternatives. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with supervisors and coworkers
  • Working experience on HCSS software a plus.

Qualification Requirements

  • General.  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each Key Duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Education and Experience.  This is not an entry-level position and requires a minimum of 5 years of experience as an Estimator bidding on heavy highway projects.
    • A degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or equivalent is required.
    • Must be able to understand work directions and communicate effectively with management and fellow employees.
    • Experience working for a General Contractor as an estimator bidding on DOT or heavy highway projects between $1M and $25M required.
    • Typical projects are paving, bridges, earthwork, interstate rehabs, highway replacements, and airport projects.
  • Physical Demands.  The following physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an Estimator to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
    • Constant physical effort, including standing, is required during a regular work shift of at least eight hours per day.  Employee must be able to stand for extended periods of time, and to stoop, bend, and crouch as required to perform Key Duties.
    • Ability to lift and carry, on a frequent basis, at least 30 pounds and, at times, as much as 50 pounds, as may be assigned.
    • Physical dexterity involving stretching, proper placement of legs, and use of arms and hands in repetitive motions.
    • Maintain constant alertness to the multiple concurrent activities including the activities of other employees and contractors, the operation of stationary equipment, and the movement of mobile equipment.
    • Frequently walk on uneven surfaces, including natural ground in varying weather conditions.
  • Work Environment.  The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those that an Estimator encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. 
    • Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
    • Work environment periodically exposes the employees to high levels of noise, grease, and dust that is typically associated with a construction site.
    • Employee regularly works near heavy equipment and moving machinery.
    • Work may involve a variety of substances commonly found on a construction site such as form oil, grease, curing compounds, gasoline, diesel fuel and asphalt.


Company Benefits

  • Medical & Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Voluntary Term Life
  • Long Term Disability
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation & Holiday Pay
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Additional Benefits including wellness coaching, etc..


We promote a Drug-Free Workplace.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability are encouraged to apply.