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Kraemer North America Earthwork Estimator in Castle Rock, Colorado

Kraemer North America (Kraemer) is currently searching for an Earthwork Estimator to join our team in Castle Rock, CO. The Earthwork Estimator analyzes plans, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services; and applies knowledge of specialized techniques, principles, or processes.

We value our people. We work safely. We provide quality and commitment.

We’re a believer in promoting from within; our success depends on our people, on you, to bring innovative ideas, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to safety and quality. In turn, we provide a family-focused atmosphere, comprehensive benefits, and growth opportunities to fuel your future forward.


  • Performs quantity takeoffs for a variety of different work, including sitework, excavation, mass grading, drainage, and roadway related items

  • Completes pricing of work

  • Vendor solicitation and DBE compliance

  • Analyzes subcontract quotes and prepares bid documents, order bonds

  • Performs various administrative duties, including job set-ups after award

  • Markets and reviews trade publications for upcoming work

  • Analyzes and understands project requirements and risks

  • Compares projects to similar projects previously completed by KNA to determine estimated costs

  • Communicates project requirements to and coordinates involvement of subcontractors, suppliers, project managers, regional managers, etc.

  • Interprets project plans and specifications

  • Prepares and oversees pre-bid schedule

  • Prepares turnover document

  • Conducts historical cost analysis

  • Ensures compliance with KNA Safety and Quality Programs

  • Assists in identifying market opportunities for assigned region by establishing and maintaining effective contact with owners, subs, suppliers consultants, and potential clients

  • Monitors projects, comparing budgets to actual


  • Technical school degree plus five years previous successful heavy civil estimating experience

  • Experience with construction and/or estimating of bridges is preferred

  • Knowledge of construction methods and equipment used in heavy civil construction

  • Knowledge of regional suppliers, subcontractors, and specification requirements

  • Ability to read and understand project plans and specifications

  • Computer literacy required; ability to prepare spreadsheets and databases

  • Experience with HCSS HeavyBid, B2W, or other estimating software. HeavyBid preferred

  • Expereince with AGTEK or other earthwork modeling

  • Knowledge of accounting processes

  • Concentration and attention to detail to ensure accuracy and effectiveness of estimates

  • Knowledge of market information

  • The ability to work as a team player

  • Ability to work at a fast pace in determining and/or acquiring job bids quickly and accurately

  • Capability and confidence to work alone and be confident in decisions related to project estimating and scheming to create an advantage to win work

  • Able to complete tasks and meet deadlines with minimal supervision; self-starter

  • OSHA 10 safety planning


  • Medical & Dental Insurance

  • 401(k) Savings Plan w/company match

  • Short Term Incentive Program

  • Dependent Care and Health Care Reimbursement Plan

  • Life Insurance & Dependent Life Insurance

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Holidays/Vacation/Sick Pay

  • Educational Assistance

  • Computer Purchase Program

  • Company Vehicle

Salary Range: $80K - $130K/annually, based on experience