Cobalt Construction is currently seeking an Engineering Estimator in Simi Valley, Ca. Responsibilities include business development, estimating / bidding both private and public work in Southern California; liaison with Project Managers on purchasing and managing projects once contracted; and maintaining bid files, historic cost library, subcontractor lists and relationships.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Provide proactive and innovative input to upper management
  • Maintain positive relationships with staff, subcontractors and clients
  • Make timely, cost effective decisions
  • Market company services to new clients
  • Establish project estimates, budgets and schedules
  • Perform quantity take-offs
  • Obtain material prices/bids
  • Obtain Subcontractor Quotes, Negotiate & write Subcontracts
  • Produce and present Project Bid Proposals to prospective clients
  • Provide Value Engineering assessments
  • Assist General Contracting in bidding and review process
  • Maintain bid files
  • Coordinate bond requests
  • Evaluate markets and make recommendations to upper management on trends and margins
  • Provide Project Books to Field – Scope of Work, Plans, Budgets, Codes, Purchase Orders, Quotes, & Subcontracts
  • Conduct preconstruction meeting with Project Manager and Foreman prior to start of work
  • Support field with pricing and cost support (change orders and potential change orders)
  • Support field with scope of work clarifications
  • Maintain library of Specifications and Product Brochures
  • Monitor Market Rates – Rental Equipment, unit pricing
  • Update Labor and Equipment Bid Rates, Rental Rates and monitor & apply changes in Fuel costs


  • Heavy civil estimating construction experience
  • Knowledge of the construction industry and universal building and construction codes, APWA and Green Book
  • Ability to accurately take off and bid projects
  • Ability to read and define blueprints
  • Ability to make timely, cost effective decisions
  • Knowledge of soil mechanics and soil report evaluation

Please send resume to to apply.