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Entry Level Estimator at Skanska

Entry Level Estimator

Skanska Riverside, CA Full-Time
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Skanska, one of the leading heavy-civil construction engineering companies in the US, is seeking dynamic and talented graduates interested in a career in Estimating. Join our outstanding team of skilled estimators and engineers to develop competitive proposals and estimates for exciting projects making an imprint on the community for future generations.


Bring innovative ideas to the table as you work with and learn from experienced Estimators and Senior. Estimators. Analyze plans, produce quantity take-offs, create win strategies and gain an overall understanding of complex projects in order to develop accurate and competitive project cost estimates.


What You’ll Do:

  • Conduct initial analysis of drawings and specifications to ensure required information is provided.

  • Develop cost estimate by soliciting specific pricing from vendors and/or sub-contractors.

  • Provide detailed quantity takeoffs and unit prices for review with Senior Estimator and/or Estimating Manager

  • Ability to meet critical deadlines and provide accurate information


We’re Looking For:

  • Computer proficient with ability to adapt to new innovations and processes

  • Interest in learning and understanding the Construction industry

  • Capable of understanding construction documents including drawings, standards, and specifications

  • Strong written, communication and problem-solving skills

  • Good math/accounting skills

  • Potential management and leadership skills

  • Functions effectively as part of a team

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

  • Positive attitude is a must

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management or  Engineering preferred (experience may also be considered in lieu of a degree)

  • Prior internships in estimating or construction engineering/construction management industry is consider a plus

  • Ability to read plans/specs for select disciplines

  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, AutoCAD, PowerPoint; estimating and scheduling software a plus.

   Developing Your Career at Skanska, You Will:
  • Contribute to a sustainable future improving the lives of people, communities and companies;
  • Collaborate in an open culture where sound values and dedicated people come together for greater results;
  • Thrive in a people-driven international company with countless opportunities to learn and grow.

Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.


Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and development companies. In the U.S., Skanska’s core operations include building construction, civil infrastructure and developing self-financed commercial properties, which together generated $8 billion in revenue in 2018. As a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $2.3 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Skanska has offices in 28 metro areas with 9,000 employees nationwide. Skanska is an industry-leading innovator in both safety and project execution, and offers competitive solutions for both traditional and complex assignments to help build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled approximately $20 billion in 2018. 


We are proud to be named one of America's Best Employers of 2019 by Forbes.

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Skanska USA Human Resources (“Skanska HR”) provides HR services to the Skanska business units within the U.S.A. including Skanska USA Civil Inc., Skanska USA Building Inc., Skanska USA Commercial Development Inc. and Skanska Infrastructure Development Inc. (collectively “Skanska USA”). As such, Skanska HR is the sole authorized representative of Skanska USA to execute any agreements with search firms, employment agencies or any employment vendor (“Vendor”). As a condition precedent to any entitlement for payment, a Vendor shall have both (1) Skanska USA Placement Agreement, and (2) an Engagement Job Order executed by an authorized Skanska HR representative. Absent the properly executed documents, Skanska HR shall have no obligation to make payment to the Vendor. Verbal or written communications from any employee of Skanska USA business units shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes whether unsolicited or solicited shall be considered property of Skanska HR.


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