Estimator-Geotechnical Construction

  • 210 Cleveland St, Cary, IL 60013, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Schnabel Foundation Company is a specialty geotechnical contractor. Our company was founded by Harry Schnabel, Jr. in Washington, DC, in 1959. We design and build excavation support systems, specialty foundations, and ground improvement works across the US. Our company currently has 8 offices around the country.

Job Description

Estimators work within sales teams to develop solutions to clients’ needs. The ideal estimator has both academic and field experience. Estimators use their experience to analyze drawings and specifications, develop a scope of work, and prepare detailed estimates of cost and schedule to build specialty geotechnical projects. Estimators work closely with others and communicate with a variety of people.

Job Responsibilities

  • Evaluate bid opportunities 

  • Gather and review specifications and drawings to determine the scope of work

  • Attend pre-bid meetings and conduct site visits

  • Collaborate with design and operations teams to determine the best way to build the project

  • Prepare quantity takeoffs, schedule, and budget

  • Prepare and deliver proposals to clients

  • Facilitate turning over the project to the operations team after project award



  • Undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering or equivalent degree and experience 

  • 3-10 years of estimating, project management, or field engineer experience 

  • Knowledge and expertise of geotechnical construction a plus 

  • Travel is required

Additional Information

Schnabel Foundation Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

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