Junior Estimator

Date: Jul 14, 2021

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 8765 

The Jr. Estimator supports the estimating team for the Major Projects division. Prepares take-off and call work for railroad track construction projects. Develops bids and assists in the buy-out process.


Position Summary

Prepares take-off and call work for construction projects to assist in developing bids and in the buy-out process.


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Analyzes blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Reads and interprets contract documents relating to the assigned specific divisions.
  • Solicits subcontractor/vendor pricing information.
  • Analyzes and evaluates bids from subcontractors for their completeness and accuracy in scope of work.
  • Prepares accurate quantity surveys and take-offs.
  • Reviews estimate/sub quote files to gain information for current bids.
  • Prepares spreadsheets and coordinates with estimating staff for bid day.
  • Prepares and submits multimillion-dollar bids to clients for company services.
  • Prepares cost estimates and schedules.


General/Other Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assesses cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking current costs relative to bids as the pursuit develops.
  • Logs and files bid documentation after bid day for estimate/sub quote file.


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • A recent graduate, or minimum of 3 years of construction estimating experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in project management, construction management or a related field of study is preferred.
  • Knowledge of plan reading and interpretation
  • Proficiency in reviewing contract documents.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions

  • Generally, works indoors, with some onsite/outdoor work.
  • Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.
  • May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
  • May be exposed to loud noise.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.


As a US Department of Transportation contractor, RailWorks is required to comply with all current Federal DOT regulations, including drug testing.  At this time, Federal DOT drug tests do not allow for the use of marijuana, even in states that allow medical and/or recreational use. Accordingly, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test that includes marijuana prior to being hired.



RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)

RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles