Job ID: 141606704

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
5 - 10 years
Job Description

Job Description


This position involves Estimating and Management of Heavy and Highway construction projects.


  • Follow and reinforce company safety policies.
  • Read, review, and evaluate projects to bid for risk, schedule and chance of success.
  • Reviews plans and specifications to determine scope and resources necessary to complete the proposal.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings with the owner, vendors and subcontractors.
  • Develop a complete and accurate bid proposal including; quantity take-off; crew composition; material and subcontractor pricing.
  • Compare bid pricing to historical data.
  • Review project methods, costing and schedule with supervisor.
  • Lead a team of estimators on large or complex projects.
  • Develop a project MBE/WBE subcontracting plan.
  • The complete preparation of bid documents.
  • Help prepare post bid documentation for award.
  • Prepare and maintain the project budget.
  • Negotiate material purchase and subcontracts.
  • Develop and maintain the project CMP schedule.
  • Represent the company in communications with the owner, engineer, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Develop and manage project documentation.
  • Manage billings and change orders.
  • Prepare project financial statements.
  • Visit project sites to observe construction methods
  • Communicate and reinforce the company vision, values and goals.

Desired Skill and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in estimating and construction management or similar experience.
  • A record of successfully estimating and managing construction between the $1M to $10M.
  • Have a working knowledge of means and methods, crew composition and production rates for construction estimating.
  • Proficient in Auto-Cad, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and scheduling software.
  • The ability to work with a team to complete projects with in stated deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen.


  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield for you and your family.​
  • Dental and Vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Nine paid Holidays.
  • Profit Sharing Plan.
  • Job completion bonus as well as an annual Bonus
  • 401(K) retirement plan (Contribute 5%/Match 4%) and/or a Roth IRA
  • Life Insurance Policy ($10k)
  • One-week vacation after one year; 2 weeks after 3 years of service
  • Moving expenses, if required.
  • Signing bonus



We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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Charles J Merlo, Inc

Charles J. Merlo, Inc. is a small family owned Heavy Highway construction company based out of Mineral Point, Pennsylvania. We specialize in structural and heavy concrete as well as earthwork. Our work areas include all of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Ohio.


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