Estimator (Independence Excavating)

Estimating · Sterling, Virginia
Department Estimating
Employment Type Full-Time



Who is IX?


From breaking ground to the finished project, our team has been laying the groundwork for excellence on heavy civil construction and demolition projects for over 60 years. We combine innovations of industry with decades of successfully completed projects, proving we are a value-added partner from the ground up! Over six decades, Independence Excavating has established a team of construction professionals that sets us apart from other contractors. 


What do we believe in?



Provide a safe, family-oriented environment. Commitment to integrity. Protect our most valuable assets.



Always deliver the highest quality. Find solutions. Provide value to our partners.



Positively impact the communities we serve. Give back. Leave the world a better place than we found it.


An Estimator is responsible for various functions including, but not limited to:


  • Read, understand and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Solicit quotes from subcontractors and suppliers, estimate to be 95% complete prior to formal review with Chief Estimator
  • Prepare rough schedule of project for determining time frame
  • Review estimated productions with superintendents to finalize the bid
  • Other duties as assigned


Do you have what it takes?

  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred
  • 3-5  years previous related experience is required in heavy civil work
  • Must have strong organizational skills in order to handle the variety of tasks assigned
  • Must develop positive working relationships with owners and project engineers as well as local government office
  • Ability to perform complete and accurate project take offs and estimates
  • Must be able to effectively communicate verbally with employees, external vendors, owners and general contractors
  • Must be able to prepare letters that present a concise and logical point of view 

Experience Using

  • Microsoft Office Software
  • HCSS HeavyBid & HeavyJob, Primavera, P6 Scheduling Software
  • Accounting Software


Along with a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive and rich benefits package.  Interested candidates should submit their resume along with salary history and requirements.


Independence Excavating, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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    Sterling, Virginia
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