Requisition Number: [[Requisition Number]]
Job Title: Assistant Estimator
City: Raleigh
State: NC

Assistant Estimator

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Description/Job Summary

Assist in bid preparation based on the Estimator’s direction.


Safety & Risk Management

  • Bid projects with a safety-first mindset.
  • Abide by the Company’s Fleet Driving Policy.

Bid Management

  • Prepare and assemble detailed estimates for a part of a bid through takeoffs, drawing review, and specification review for accurate proposals.
  • Analyze project plans, drawings, and specifications to understand project scope and requirements.
  • Conduct data analysis to determine material, labor, and equipment costs for utility projects.
  • Collaborate with project managers, engineers, and owners to gather necessary information for estimate.
  • Utilize estimation software and tools to generate accurate and comprehensive cost estimates.
  • Generate subcontractors’ scopes of work.
  • Call in necessary locates for review of existing utilities before bid.
  • Coordinate any necessary exploratory digging and site visits necessary to understand conditions.
  • Organize information in order to lead and participate in post bid review.
  • Be prepared for and actively participate in bid review meetings.
  • Assist in preparing project budgets.
  • Participate in hand-off meetings with project and field management.
  • Work closely with the project team to address any estimation adjustments or changes during the project lifecycle.
  • Continuously research and stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and cost-effective techniques for utility estimation.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, safety regulations, and industry standards.
  • Assemble crew sheets with the proper labor, equipment, and production.
  • Prepare subcontractor and supplier lists and request project submittals and project folder for operations.


  • Anticipate and solve problems with a positive mindset and focus on solutions.
Hold yourself to uncompromising standards, personally and professionally

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction management, or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, Word, etc
  • Strong communication and people skills
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Ability to prepare a scope of work
  • Experience with pricing, purchasing, negotiating, and preparing purchase orders for materials and equipment
  • Experience reading and understanding drawings
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experienced in planning, collaboration, and conflict-resolution skills
  • Safe work or No work mindset; fully committed to safety and jobsite standards, policies, and processes

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We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. T. A. Loving Company is committed to creating an inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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