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Construction Estimator – Birmingham, AL

Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision
Employment Type: Full-Time

Bhate Environmental Associates, Inc. ( is seeking to fill a position for a Construction Estimator with at least 10 years of experience. The Construction Estimator will report to the Director of Construction. The position will primarily require management of estimating responsibilities, but with partial project management in support of the Construction/Fuels Division. The position requires business management practices and must demonstrate leadership, organizational, and time management skills. Although the position is based in Birmingham, Alabama, domestic and international travel will be required as needed for site visits and client meetings.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Leadership as the primary member of Bhate’s federal estimation team. Overseeing all elements of the estimation process including personnel management, creating budgets and estimates, and communicating directly with the construction team and principal staff on a daily basis to furnish competitive bids to our clients which include USACE, AFCEC, NAVFAC, and Department of State.
  • Construction management responsibilities may require supporting project managers and quality control personnel with management of construction projects. This may include submittal management, quality control, project financial management, schedule management, preparation, submitting and obtaining approval for contract change requests, assisting in project meetings, etc.
  • Review all task order plans, specifications, and drawings to assess and organize scope and submit final pricing.
  • Identify magnitude and risk of projects during proposal and post award.
  • Communicate with DOR as required from bid to substantial completion.
  • Work with Construction Coordinator/Procurement Manager to solicit subcontractors/vendors, prepare their bids for submission, and prepare and maintain accurate PO’s and subcontracts post award.
  • Coordinate with Bhate’s marketing team to prepare technical proposals, and with field staff to identify operational problems and their solutions.
  • Knowledge in estimating software such as Timberline and ISQFT Takeoff is required, in addition to working knowledge of RS Means cost estimation.
  • Knowledge of scheduling software such as Primavera / Microsoft Project is a plus.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Building Science, or similar field from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years experience in construction estimating, with knowledge of federal/government construction.
  • International construction experience is a plus.

Competitive compensation and benefits are available and will be determined based on related experience and knowledge.

Bhate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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