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Carver Company Estimator in Charleston, South Carolina


About the OrganizationFor over 30 years, Carver Companies fundamental belief has been to provide unparalleled service all while maintaining our values of honesty and integrity both on Land & Sea.

With locations up and down the east coast, including the Capital District of Upstate NY, Brayton Point in Mass, North Charleston Carver Maritime and Internal Diving Institute in North Charleston, Port Manatee in Florida, and our latest addition - Carver Canada in New Brunswick.

Our core competencies consist of General & Marine Construction, Sand and Gravel Mining, Property Maintenance, Port, Stevedoring, Terminal & Warehouse Management Maritime & Logistics, and Tug and Barge Marine Towing.

We strive to inspire our diverse, well-rounded work force and management team to always perform at the highest levels of safety and professionalism. We deliver service by maintaining a reputation where our unquestionable VALUES of honesty and integrity drive our actions on and off the job.

What we have to offer you:• Medical Insurance (great plan choices with reasonable premiums!)• Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays• 401k Retirement Savings Plan with up to an 8% MATCH!!• Group Life Insurance Plan• Short & Long Term Disability Plans• Employee Investment Opportunity with Carver Group Ventures• Career Development Opportunities• Casual Dress Code• Voluntary Dental, Vision, Life and AFLAC plans also available!



Carver Companies is seeking a Construction Estimator for our North Charleston Location.


The estimator is responsible for completing a thorough bid estimate that is complete and ready for a review by the Vice President. This includes, but is not limited to researching new opportunities, job site visits, full understanding of the bid documents, accurate & organized bid estimates. They shall work closely with the Vice President and Project Managers to determine the future workload needs and successfully deliver new projects to continue the divisions growth.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Research and locate projects that fit the divisions requirements

  • Analyze drawings and specifications to fully understand contractual terms and conditions

  • Assemble accurate and well-organized estimates in a timely manner with detailed take-offs

  • Organize sub-contractors' quotations, negotiate to insure quotes meet contract documents

  • Attend pre-bid meetings to look at the jobsites and ask appropriate questions

  • Review the complete estimate with the Vice President

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with sub-contractors and vendors

  • Ensure Project Managers and field personnel are providing with proper documentation

  • Review and maintain unit pricing for labor and equipment costing

  • Meet with potential clients to discuss options for proposed services

  • Make jobsite visits to discuss projects with General Superintendent, Foremen & employees

  • Attends meetings and develops company involvement with local industry events and associations, and encourages participation by individuals within the division

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university with 3-5 years of field experience; or 5-10 years of related field or estimating experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

Required Skills:

  • Ability to read and fully comprehend construction drawings and specifications

  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate with management, field personnel and clients

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment with pressure to deliver the pricing on a deadline

  • Must be detailed and highly organized

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of construction experience

  • Must be proactive and solution oriented

  • Knowledge in HCSS Heavybid a plus


EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. 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.

This position is currently accepting applications.