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Estimator - Wichita, KS

Location:  Wichita, KS, US, 67217
Company:  APAC - Kansas - Shears


Job ID:  123914


APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas.  Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dirt-grading and concrete flat work.  Our valued employees produce quality work and products in a competitive market with safety first at all times.  If you are seeking a rewarding career with challenging work, a variety of responsibilities, potential for advancement and looking for benefits of a large corporation with a small company feel, come join our team. 


Job Description Summary

This position supports the Branch or Division Office in creating and recommending bids for construction projects.  The selected candidate will be required to work in a team environment with other co-workers and managers.Reports to and works under the direction of the Estimating Manager.


Key Responsibilites

  • Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for products, projects, or services
  • Ability to apply knowledge of specialized methodologies, techniques, principles, or processes of the business to ensure the best estimates possible.
  • Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes, such as planning, organizing, and schedule work.
  • Assists in preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reduction as needed.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Travels to construction and bid sites as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Science and Management or related degree preferred.
  • 2 years previous estimating experience preferred.
  • Requires computer knowledge, such as the Microsoft Office Suite and specific estimating software used for execution of key functions of the position.


Additional Requirements

  • Must be willing to work in or travel to other locations as needed.
  • Some overnight Travel required
  • Must be available as needed during non-traditional work hours.


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.

  • Able to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to manipulate objects or controls, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.
  • May require sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Vision abilities (with correction) include close, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Able to climb ladders and to work at heights.
  • Able to occasionally move/carry objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work extended hours.
  • Able to work in all weather conditions.
  • Able to work in tight quarters.


Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee may be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; outside weather conditions; and risk of electrical shock or burn.
  • The noise level in some areas of the work environment may be loud, but is typically moderate.


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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APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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