Griffith Company

San Diego, CA
  • $125,000 - $135,000 / year
  • Full Time
  • Griffith Company

  • At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 120 year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.

  • Job Description

    • Review proposal specifications, drawings, soils reports and existing site conditions to determine scope of work.
    • Attend pre-bid meetings.
    • Preparation of pre-bid RFI’s prior to specification cutoff date.
    • Solicit subcontractors and vendors prior to bid date to ensure coverage of scope of work.
    • Assist in coordination of scope of work with other Griffith Division and subcontractors.
    • Preparation of estimates by calculating complete take off of scope of work.
    • Maintain files of working documents as backup for estimating figures.
    • Interface with Owner and other contractors to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.
    • Assist with project startup / estimate handoff and budgeting.
    • Help monitor post bid submission dates towards contract procurement.
    • Follow awarded contracts as assigned. May include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring material, monitoring progress, cost/budget, revenue, etc.
    • Lead bid closings.
    • Mentor, guide and train estimating staff.
    • Assist Chief Estimator with B2W maintenance and updates.
    • Champion continuous improvement initiatives.
    • Participate in alternative delivery pursuits.
    • Other duties as assigned
  • Position Requirements


    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree would be preferred, or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience.


    5+ years of Estimating experience. Minimum 1 year of field experience.

    Specific Job Knowledge, Skills And Ability

    • Ability to lead estimates for bids up to $75,000,000.
    • Must have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills
    • Must have high attention to detail.
    • Excellent writing, presentation, and computer skills
    • Develop a thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
    • Become advanced in Bid2Win Estimating software.
    • Become proficient in Agtek, SureTrak, Primavera P6 and MS Project.
    • Become proficient in Blue Beam and Sketch up.
    • Become advanced in reading plans and specifications
    • Become advanced in takeoffs.
    • Must have an understanding of construction sequencing and project staffing requirements.
    • Must be familiar with Contract Accounting
    • Must have an understanding of critical path.
    • Must have a valid driver’s license.
    • Other requirements may apply.


    • Collaboration Skills
    • Detail Oriented
    • Results Driven
    • Process Oriented
    • Analysis/Solution Driven
    • Communication Proficiency
    • Ethical Conduct
    • Time Management
    • Negotiation
    • Organization Skills
    • Applied Mathematical Skills

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    • Regularly required to sit.
    • Frequently required to stand and walk at jobsites.
    • Must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds.


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