Thinking about applying to work with us as a estimator/project manager? Then it’s not a bad idea to familiarize yourself with what this particular position typically entails. At Bituminous Roadways, each estimator/ project manager specializes in a specific category of asphalt paving. Because each type of project has unique requirements that necessitate a specialized skill set, we have professionals assigned to four separate areas.
Below, we’re breaking down the different types of estimators/project managers we hire, what they do, and how they contribute to the overall success of our projects and business as a whole. Take a look and get to know us a little better!
4 Types of Estimators/Project Managers at BR
At Bituminous Roadways, our estimators/project managers work in the following four areas:
Street estimators work mainly on low-bid, city, county, and state projects, along with land developers and work from predefined plans and specifications.
Private estimators work with property managers, facility managers, homeowners associations, business owners, and owners of other private organizations. They bid on several types of asphalt projects comprised mostly of routine maintenance work, such as cracksealing, mill and overlays, pothole repair, sealcoating, etc., depending on the scope of the project.
Within our private estimating/maintenance department, we have four territories: northwest, northeast, southwest, and southeast. Each territory has one assigned estimator, and we also have what we call “floater” estimators who do not have a defined territory but help out wherever they’re needed.
Specialty estimators work with schools, churches, outdoor athletic facility owners/managers, and large-scale private organization owners. Because outdoor athletic surfaces, such as tennis courts, running tracks and trails have very specific paving requirements, we need estimators who understand those nuances.
General Contracting Projects
General contracting estimators work with General Contractors on new asphalt installation projects including industrial, commercial, warehouse, retail, apartment complexes and more. ,. They often work with other types of companies as well.
Types of Projects We Bid/Work On
At Bituminous Roadways, we work on a broad range of projects from simple sweep-and-stripe maintenance projects to patching, cracksealing, mill & overlay and sealcoating. We also bid and work on complete asphalt removal, replacement, and expansions for parking lots, as well as several other types of new asphalt installation and maintenance projects.
As for our clients, we work extensively with facility managers and engineers, property managers, HOAs, and real estate firms, as well as property and facility owners.
Estimator/Project Manager Duties and Responsibilities
Estimators at Bituminous Roadways are experienced, detail-oriented professionals who are adept at prospecting for new clients and job opportunities, preparing bid packages, and building and nurturing strong working relationships.
Should you become part of our team, you’ll be expected to:
- Develop and maintain relationships with new and existing customers.
- Read and thoroughly analyze project plans and specifications.
- Seek out new project opportunities and conduct project risk assessments.
- Prepare bids and accurate and timely project proposals.
- Solicit and evaluate quotes from reliable subcontractors for private and public projects.
- Perform project set-up on new projects, which includes contract/subcontract approvals, project scheduling and job cost tracking.
A Day In the Life of a BR Estimator/Project Manager
What might your workday look like at Bituminous Roadways? Generally speaking, unless you have a project underway where you’re needed on site, you’ll be in the office first thing in the morning. From there, your daily schedule can and will vary based on the clients and projects you’re working with.
If you’d like to get an inside look at what it’s like to work for us, check out our Why Do I Work at BR? compilation video! You’ll also want to check out Why Work Here? for additional details on why our employees love being part of the team.
Think You’d Like to Join Our Team?
If you’re interested in working as an estimator/project manager at Bituminous Roadways, check out our career opportunities page where you can find and apply for open positions within our company. We are an equal opportunity employer; we offer excellent employee benefits, and we strive to promote from within. If you value quality workmanship and customer service, a commitment to daily excellence, integrity and respect in the workplace, and safe working practices, you’ll fit right in with our team!
If you have any questions or concerns you’d like to discuss before applying for a position, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org , and we’ll reach out with additional information.