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Position Title: Construction Heavy Civil & Utility – Building Science – Estimator

Department: Office

Supervisor: Lead Estimator

Location: Athens, AL

  • Estimating role with high growth potential
  • Will consider recent civil engineering and building science graduates, FE’s and PEs.
  • Industry-leading salary commensurate with experience and competitive benefits package.

Grayson Carter & Son Contracting, Inc. has been incorporated since 1994. We are family-owned and operated. We pride ourselves on developing our people, our relationships, and our communities. We construct the infrastructure which supports our community.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Obtain and download plans, specifications, and other required information and ensure that this information is organized and updated as addenda are issued
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and perform site visits to fully understand the scope of work for the project
  • Distribute plans and specifications to suppliers and subcontractors
  • Work with suppliers and subcontractors to define scopes of work to ensure they provide correct and accurate pricing
  • Review, level and accurately compare supplier and subcontractor pricing, which shall be included within estimates
  • Perform erosion control, site demolition, earthwork, drainage, utility, curbing, concrete, and asphalt pavement take-offs from plans
  • Prepare written estimates based upon supplier and subcontractor pricing and take-offs
  • Follow up on estimates and obtain bid results
  • Effectively communicate with clients on behalf of the company
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously if required
  • Work hand in hand with project managers to provide support for projects
  • Utilize CAD and office software to produce and compile take-offs, reports, and supporting documents
  • Track and compile change orders
  • Develop and prepare workflow schedules for projects
  • Maintain good relationships with Technicians, Foreman, Superintendents, and other co-workers at all times
  • Represent and promote Grayson Carter and Son in a professional and honest manner
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work tasks
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering, Building Science, Construction Workeragement, or related field.
  • Proficient in office software. CAD, Topcon Magnet Construction, Civil 3D, Carlson, AGTEK, HCSS HeavyBid experience a plus.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to communicate and convey information effectively
  • Ability to obtain Arsenal and FBI Badge preferred
  • Wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on all job sites as required
  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug screen


  • Competitive industry-leading salary commensurate with experience.
  • Benefits package to include Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Simple IRA with match and potential for other premium benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays