Apr 13, 2024

Senior Estimator w/ Federal Experience

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • Chattanooga, TN, USA

Job Description


The AIS Infrastructure Group consists of four civil/vertical construction companies. Our services include infrastructure improvement, heavy civil construction, vertical construction, site development for government and state agencies and private enterprise across the United States.


The Senior Estimator assists the Chief Estimator in development of cost estimates. The Senior Estimator will have broad experience and a thorough understanding of heavy civil construction estimating with a strong knowledge in Agtek and Heavy Jobs Estimating program processes for large scale construction projects. The Senior Estimator will be a self-starter and overseeing major estimates with little supervision. Must be able to meet critical deadlines, have the ability to lead and mentor others as well as to work as part of a team.


  • Conduct initial analysis of drawings and specifications to ensure required documentation is present
  • Develop full-scope estimates based on construction documents
  • Critically analyze the bid documents and understand risk and opportunities and articulate those to management
  • Organize the bid team, providing leadership and direction with regards to means and methods, schedule and strategy
  • Gather and monitor actual cost vs. estimated cost, maintaining project cost history
  • Provide detailed quantity take off of specific trades when required
  • Create detailed crew and production cost estimates and review prices with Executives
  • Review the progress of existing projects to ensure their completion within the parameters of the established project budget


  • Thorough understanding of heavy civil construction industry
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong math/accounting skills
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Desire to lead and mentor team members while functioning effectively as part of the overall team
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work on multiple bids concurrently
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times
  • Good time management skills and organizational skills
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications for heavy civil projects
  • Ability to accurately obtain quantities for structural components
  • Bachelors Degree - Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical training preferred
  • 10 to 15 years of estimating and/or field experience
  • Knowledge and efficiency in the following Software: Microsoft Office, Bid to Win, Primavera P6 or similar scheduling software, AutoCAD 3D, Agtek or similar Takeoff Software
  • Prior field experience preferred
  • USAC experience highly preferred


  • Occasionally


We are dedicated to our employees' wellbeing and believe that every one of our employees has the right to work in an environment that is safe, welcoming, and inclusive. Because of this, we offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k with a Discretionary Company Match & 100% Immediate Vesting (for eligible employees)
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D policy. (Voluntary Buy-up options)
  • Short & Long-Term Disability
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Paid Holidays


AIS Infrastructure is a wholly owned operating company of ASRC Industrial (AIS). AIS was founded in 2016 by Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC), an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. As part of an ANC, AIS Infrastructure is a Minority Business Enterprise. Their AIS BCSS group is also a certified 8(a) business, offering further contracting advantages to government agencies. These designations help clients meet their diversity spending objectives, while also providing sustainable returns for 13,600 Iñupiat shareholders.

EEO Statement:

AIS Infrastructure affords equal opportunity in employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, pregnancy, familial status, disability status, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected under Federal, State or Local law. AIS Infrastructure is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Job Requirements

AIS Infrastructure, LLC.

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