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Veit & Company, Inc. Estimator I (Earthwork) in Duluth, Minnesota



  • Deliberately Safe We believe all safety incidents are avoidable when everyone operates with a deliberate mindset. We are deliberately proactive and thorough in training and job planning. We are deliberately safe in our everyday operations and decision-making.

  • Build with Intention We build with intention. Whether in the office or the field, we work with grit and determination toward a better future for everyone involved. We leave things better than we found them, and never leave a job until we’re proud to put the Veit name on it.

  • Leaders Dig First Egos have no place at Veit. We expect everyone on our team to dig in with a leadership mentality. That means being willing to jump in, take ownership, and get mud on our boots — especially when times get challenging.

  • Real Relationships Like our work, we approach relationships authentically, with a long-term mindset. Whether you’re a client partner, vendor, or team member, we make an effort to build a more meaningful connection with you by communicating with respect and honesty.

  • Integrity in Everything As part of the Veit family, everything we do and say reflects on this entire company. We act with integrity, which means treating others just as we want to be treated, doing the right thing, and holding ourselves accountable.

    About Us

    Veit is one of the country’s leading specialty contractors, with over 90 years of experience and the best people in the industry. We pride ourselves on our relentless pursuit to push the construction industry forward and deliver for our customers. Our modern fleet of iron, diverse expertise, and unmatched determination allow us to successfully tackle some of the largest and most complex projects across every sector while also living out our values every day. Our company culture is one where everyone pitches in to get the job done, regardless of job title or seniority. We do everything we can to maintain an atmosphere where family comes first. We want every one of our employees to look forward to each day at work and make it home safe and happy at the end of the day.

    Position Summary

    The Estimator’s primary duty is to gather, calculate, and compile data for use in bid proposal estimates, collects and maintains current, accurate information on prices from suppliers and contractors, and create the bid in HeavyBid under general supervision to execute final bid proposal for owner in a timely manner.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Gather, calculate quantities (square yard, linear feet, cubic yard, each, etc.) for each project to factor materials needed and material movement, and compile data for use in bid proposal estimates.

  • Solicits quotes from subcontractors for bid preparation and final numbers. Keeps DBE/MBE requirements in mind with subcontractor invitations to bid.

  • Collects quotes on materials required for the project.

  • Constructs the bid by adding activities (work to be completed), crews and equipment, adjusting production rates.

  • Prints out bid proposals to create proposal. Sends/delivers to owner or general contractor of each bid in the time frame required.

  • Determines results of bids by contacting General Contractors or communication from the bid runner for publicly awarded jobsOther duties or tasks as assigned by Management

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Construction Management or Civil Engineering from four-year college or university; or minimum of 0-2 years’ experience bidding and estimating projects or 5 years of related field experience; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience .

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Construction Bidding and Project Management software.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.).

  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to work with all levels of management, employees, external vendors, and other business associates. Must clearly communicate directions and information.

  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, clients, and/or regulatory agencies.

  • Ability to define problems, collect and document data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of situations and events and respond accordingly. Ability to seek counsel, when needed and use a variety of resources.

  • Ability to maintain compliance with all Veit policies and procedures.

    Supervisory responsibility

  • None


  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to maintain a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record

  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen

  • Occasional travel and overnight stays to jobsites and client meetings (10%)

    Physical Demands

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is regularly required to stand and/or sit in a stationary position for extended periods of time; 50%+. The employee is regularly required to use a computer/laptop/iPad in on office environment with natural and/or florescent lighting, navigate between office building floors, and on occasion, attend off-site meetings. The employee occasionally may encounter high noise levels, but hearing protection is provided/required

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employees may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Most often an office environment, however jobsite travel is required. Employee frequently works alone and with others. Frequently exposed to variable work environments, including unique conditions outside a typical office environment. Occasionally exposed to moving machinery, odors, dust, pressurized equipment. Occasionally exposed to electrical hazards. May be exposed to environmental conditions, loud noises, and variable weather including rain, snow, wind, cold, and heat.

    VEIT does not accept recruiting agency solicitations.