Sr. Estimator

Name : ajjohns1
Industry Type : Highway - Heavy Contractors
City & State : Gilbert,AZ
Job Title Sr. Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Western States
Objective : Dear Hiring Executive:

With over 25 yeas experience in heavy civil / highway and bridge construction, I bring a proven record of accomplishments built on analytical communication and problem solving strengths.

My field knowledge is extensive and has proven to be a rewarding asset. I know what the iron can do and thoroughly understand productions. Collaborating conceptual bids for airports focused on elevated highways priced at $300 million to hard bid reconstruction of interstate and urban highways. Able to maintain work flow, ensuring project is built on schedule and within budget. Utilizing my built-in profit sensor, Im able to recognize profit opportunities on projects that others may not.

Although my resume speaks for itself, I assure you I have the skills necessary for what the position requires and welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your needs and objectives and how I could contribute to them. With strong leadership, creative problem solving and rounded knowledge of the entire construction process, I feel I would make excellent candidate for the Project Manager you are seeking.

Ive posted my resume at, in response to your job listing to provide you with the details of my qualifications however, I am positive a personal interview would more accurately reveal the contribution I can make to your organizations continued success. If you feel you could use someone with my background, please contact me at (480) xxx-xxxx so we can schedule an appointment for a personal interview at a time that is convenient for you. I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Resume :  

John A. Johnson

Career Objective:

Seeking a challenging position as Senior Estimator for heavy civil / highway construction offering opportunity for growth with advancement based upon demonstrated strengths and company procedure.

Summary of Qualifications:

Twenty-five years experience in estimating and project management.
Veteran in all aspects of bidding bridge structures, structural concrete, asphalt paving, all types of excavation, various sizes of pipeline construction, dams, airport runways, taxiways, water waste treatment plants and heavy civil projects.
Extensive knowledge using Hard Dollar (Bid Build), Timberline, Agtek, HCSS, GCE, MCSQ, J.D, Edwards, Prolong management software, Primavera scheduling and site work takeoff software..
Able to apply skills and expertise in an environment requiring heightened levels of resourcefulness.
An extensive background bidding projects for ADOT, Counties, Cities, Private, locally and out of state.
Successful projects throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Nevada.

Work Experience:

Macro-z-technology general contractors
June 08 / august 08 Senior Estimator Seattle, WA

Responsibilities included estimating various projects. Projects included bridges, structures, concrete aprons, storm, water, fuel, sewer piping, a/c pavement, excavations and roads valued at $1,000.000.00 to $20,000,000. Contractor had two bonds claim that turn into lawsuits and bonding company stopped issuing bid bonds until these items were resolved. Due to bond situation, I was laid off for lack of work.

Silver Eagle Western LLC.
Jan 02 / Dec 07 Chief Estimator / Mgr SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Managed operations and controlled all bidding for company, utilizing Timberline and Hard Dollar for maximized profits from state and government construction projects
throughout Arizona. Supervised and mentored two Estimators while monitoring job
costs, equipment purchases and field operations to maintain workflow. Able to build business successfully through awarded contracts on bridges, structures and roads valued at $10,000.00 to $10,000,000.00.

Connell Resources Inc.
Oct 00 / Nov 01 Senior Estimator / Project Manager FT. Collins, CO

Completed bids for local, state and federal government construction projects. Bid on privately developed construction projects including subdivision work, asphalt and concrete paving work. Other responsibilities included but not limited to managing projects, budget and scheduling. Choose to move back to Phoenix to care for my mother during her last year while battling cancer.

Tarco Inc.
Aug 99 / sept 00 Senior Estimator / Project Manager Arvada, CO

Responsible for estimates and bid packages averaging $50,000.00 to $24,000,000.00.
Reviewed bids for others, Completed projects solo and with tea. Maintained purchase- orders and subcontracts while updating weekly job costs with project owners. Decided to leave company for promotion opportunity and career growth.

J. A. Johnson Construction Company, Inc.
Aug 94 / Jul 99 Chief Estimator / Project Mgr. Scottsdale, AZ

Tasks included all estimating and bid packaging for government and private sector construction projects ranging from $10,000.00 to $6,000,000.00. Managed schedules
and budgets while implementing a computerized estimating and bid preparation system.

JWJ Contracting
FeB 78 / Aug 94 Chief Estimator, Estimator, Project Manager Phoenix, AZ
Superintendent, Equipment operator.

91 - 94 Chief Estimator
Supervised projects valued at $140 million, ranging from $250,000.00 to $34,000,000.00. Mentored and directed five upcoming estimators, handled all purchase agreements, negotiations and monitored job cost. Worked alone on all estimates and bid packages. Created a computerized bid/estimating preparation system and devised a system to track direct cost on projects.

86 - 91 Estimator
Responsible for estimates and bid packages averaging $50,000.00 to $15,000,000.00. Worked solo and with team to complete bid packages, reviewed bids for co-workers, interacted with chief estimator completing projects on schedule, handled purchase orders, subcontracts from start to finish and updated weekly job costs with project owners.

83 - 86 Superintendent
As Superintendent, I coordinated all construction site activities and supervised field personnel while successfully completing projects on schedule and within budget.
This included maintaining the highest quality, while administering good construction safety practices with all on-site activities.

81 83 Equipment Operator
Worked as a universal joint equipment operator, operated most scrapers, backhoes, dozers and performed grade checks. I was also a member of the local 428.

78 81 Internship
Worked summer months while attending ASU as well as doing quantity take-offs on construction plans. Was not able to complete school due personal financial obligations

Professional Affiliations:

Professional Estimators Society
Associated General Contractors (AGC), AZ
Served on MAG Specifications Board from 1991 to first half of 1994
Operating Engineers, Local #428, AZ


Graduated High School 1976
Attended ASU 1977-1980
Ongoing education through AGC


Available Upon Request

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