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Chief Estimator - 1999492
Fessler & Bowman
Charlotte, NC
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Our Client

Fessler & Bowman, Inc. is a premier concrete and earthwork contractor located in Charlotte, North Carolina working on projects around the country. With a 50+ year history of quality, safety, and profitability, the Company has relied on its strong leadership team and core principals. The Company is headquartered in Michigan and has high-growth regional offices in Raleigh, Charlotte, and Nashville, TN. F&B is involved in all things concrete, earthwork and site utilities related, including building foundations, concrete slab on grade, concrete elevated slabs, shored concrete slabs, industrial press pit foundations, concrete pavement projects, site development, to earthwork and pipework. 


The Chief Estimator - Civil Position

The Chief Estimator oversees budgets and estimates produced in the Charlotte region, under the Regional Director. The Chief Estimator oversees the estimating process for all projects bids and maintains standardized procedures, methods, and processes for estimating and training.


The Chief Estimator oversees analysis of past performance on projects and establishes estimating standards for future estimates based on such analysis and assists in oversight and maintenance of the historical cost database, bid management, and estimating software.


Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Directly manage members of the regional Estimating team through mentoring and coaching
  • Assist in the bid review process to confirm bids are accurate and to instruct the team on best practices when necessary
  • Identify project-specific risk issues and the potential impact on Fessler & Bowman, as well as potential strategies to help mitigate those risks
  • Develop innovative, accurate estimates consistent with Fessler & Bowman’s costs
  • Executes the sales strategy for the region including target customers and projects focusing on building and maintaining new and existing relationships with customers in conjunction with Regional Directors and Business Development


Preferred Experience, Skills & Abilities for the Chief Estimator - Civil Position

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • At least seven (7) years of construction experience
  • Experience mentoring or leading a team
  • Proficient in using Bid2Win estimating software or similar tool(s)
  • Estimating medium-to-large commercial and industrial projects
  • Creative and results-oriented critical thinker, with a strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals

Compensation, Benefits & Structure of the Chief Estimator - Civil Position

This position includes a competitive salary structure based on skills and experience with a comprehensive benefits package. The position is based in the Charlotte, NC office and requires occasional travel between job sites.

The Recruitment Process for the Chief Estimator - Civil Position

The recruitment process is designed to be a thorough, two-way evaluation to ensure that the best decision is made by both the Company and the candidate. Given this, multiple steps are required, including a phone interview, in-person interviews, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Fessler & Bowman is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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