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Estimator/Project Manager - Knoxville, TN

Location:  Knoxville, TN, US, 37914
Company:  Harrison Construction Company

Job ID:  130747


Since 1947, Harrison Construction Company, an Oldcastle Materials company, has been the preferred source for ground-level site construction throughout eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. Committed to quality, service and safety, our integrated products and services enable us to build and manage site development projects from concept through construction.  In addition, by being a part of the Oldcastle family, we are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that come together to form Oldcastle.  Oldcastle is the number one asphalt producer, the third-largest aggregates producer, and one of the top five ready mixed concrete producers in the United States.  Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Position Overview

This position is responsible for providing the professional and technical expertise necessary to prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of products or services. Additionally this position will plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction projects.  Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Ensure a safe work environment by overseeing compliance with all safety policies.


Function Responsibility - Estimator

  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other divisions or construction personnel to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates used by management members for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Physically measure, assess the conditions, and formalize estimates for commercial projects.
  • Review job specifications. 
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services.
  • Tracking and reviewing actual costs relative to bids via reports and field measurements as the project develops.
  • Discuss results with supervisory and other field personnel. 
  • Manage cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction.
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.


Function Responsibility - Manager

  • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, customers, contractors, or design professionals to discuss and resolve matters, such as work procedures, complaints, or construction problems.
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates, progress reports, or cost tracking reports.
  • Plan, organize, or direct activities concerned with the construction or maintenance of project.
  • Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.
  • Inspect or review projects to monitor compliance with State/Federal and safety codes, or other regulations.


Additional Responsibilities

  • Integrity, Communication, Recognition, Action and Results Oriented, Positive Attitude, Work Ethic, Growth and Development, and Commitment to be successful at Harrison Construction.
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times.
  • Be able to interact with vendors, construction employees, and different levels of management.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license to drive a company vehicle.
  • 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 of Harrison Construction
  • Strict adherence to policies and procedures as outlined in the companies Policies Booklet.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and assist co-workers with other duties as required.



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



  • College Degree in a complementary program or engineering/construction industry preferred or experience in a role similar to this position.
  • Previous management experience a plus.
  • Leadership training a plus.


Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • A valid State driver’s license.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, time management, attention to detail, and documentation 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. 

  • Able to use hands and fingers to manupulate objects, or controls. 
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the abilitiy to adjust focus. 
  • Able to talk, hear, stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. 
  • Able to work in all weather conditions. 


The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-Inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


What Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family!


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Harrison Construction Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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