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Estimator - Acushnet, MA


Acushnet, MA, US, 02743

Company:  PJ Keating Co



Job ID:  145688


P.J. Keating Company, a CRH company, is a leading manufacturer of aggregate and HMA products and Paving and Construction in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  We operate aggregate and Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) production facilities in Acushnet, Dracut, and Lunenburg, Massachusetts as well as Cranston, Rhode Island.  Our modern facilities, veteran paving crews, experienced construction management team and large investment in plants and equipment make us one of the largest and most efficient producers in the state of Massachusetts as well as one of only two RIDOT approved stone suppliers in the state of Rhode Island. 

Are you looking for opportunities and benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel? Then P.J. Keating Company and CRH is the company for you! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today!


Position Overview


The Estimator will be responsible for sales and marketing, bidding, project analysis, and overseeing the execution of projects within the area.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Perform plan take-offs and be knowledgeable with DOT specifications
  • Ability to dissect project plans and specification to determine project critical path, productivity targets, labor, equipment, material and trucking cost estimates
  • Estimate construction paving projects in identified market area using company software system
  • Knowledgeable of Construction Market Segment – municipal market matrix (tons/ASP by municipality), competitor backlog and capacity, competitor bonding capacity, key paving customer accounts
  • Prepare and submit cost estimates for review and bid packages to owners
  • Manage contracts within territory (Bid-Build-Bill)
  • Oversee a successful project “ life cycle” (Bid  Schedule  build  bill  closeout)
  • Coordination of people and equipment
  • Participate in resource scheduling for crews, projects and subcontractors
  • Active participation in Company Safety Programs and initiatives
  • Knowledgeable in paving and milling operations and Best practices and key performance indicators
  • Knowledgeable in the rules and regulations of OSHA, MUTCD, DOT’s
  • Attend weekly toolbox talks throughout the state and conduct them if necessary.
  • Be familiar with and ensure proper and timely completion of equipment/vehicle condition report (LMP-68)
  • Adhere to any and all state and federal regulations, if applicable, as set forth by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), or any other regulatory agency.


Additional Responsibilities


  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing to work nights and weekends when necessary.
  • Strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures as outlined in the Environmental, Health & Safety Manual.
  • Strict adherence to company policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers or supervisors with other duties as required.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.




  • Degree in Civil or Construction Engineering; three or more years’ industry experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.


General Requirements


  • Ability to read and interpret documents, reports and company manuals. Ability to write detailed correspondence, effectively present information and be able to respond to questions from management, staff, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to recognize problems and put forth reasonable solutions by establishing the facts.  Ability to interpret data from reports, project specification or project plans.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and dependable transportation to and from the job site.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements


  • Ability to complete necessary mathematical equations.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to use a computer to communicate and analyze data.  This includes but is not limited to the use of Outlook, MS Office programs, construction software and web-based programs.
  • Be familiar with all roles, equipment, and tasks associated with your project(s) and have the ability and willingness to fill in on any role or task as necessary.


Physical Requirements


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near heavy equipment and trucks and is frequently exposed to existing weather conditions, fumes, or airborne particles.


What CRH Americas Offers You


  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


P.J. Keating Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  May 15, 2019

Nearest Major Market: New Bedford

Job Segment: Engineer, Developer, Construction Engineer, Engineering, Technology