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Primary Purpose:           

Estimates all plant division work including water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, and pump stations.                                 


Typical Duties:                

Marketing and promotion of services offered; orders plans and specifications of projects to be bid; orders bid bond for upcoming project bids; does on-site investigation of project to be bid including above ground, below ground, and accessibility to site; read specification book; solicit prices for materials and subcontract work; and prepare a complete estimate of the total cost of construction including cost of materials, personnel, equipment, fuel, etc. to be turned in at a set date and time.  Continually develop cost information library for future bids and improve software programs used for bidding purposes.  Responsible for all MBE/WBE documentation for project being bid including sending out letters and follow-up phone calls.  May write purchase orders and subcontracts.  Perform other duties as assigned.



Workers should be able to:  work within standards of accuracy; rate information using standards which can be measured or checked; look at flat drawings or pictures and understand how they will look as solid objects; read plans and blueprints; computer spreadsheet knowledge; follow oral and written instructions; have valid drivers license; operate drill test rig; and have the ability to organize and prioritize.  Physically, workers should be able to:  see well, use hands, arms, and fingers fully; coordinate the movements of hands, eyes, and fingers fully; sit for long periods; move about freely; walk jobs which requires crossing fences, climbing hills, wading streams, and crossing swamps; operate drill test rig; and climb in and out of vehicles.