Take-Off Estimator (Phoenix, AZ, USA) – Veteran Jobs

Phoenix, AZ, USA
Markham Contracting Co., Inc.

Take-off Estimator

Job description

Markham Contracting Co., Inc. was established in 1977. We are an Arizona Family Heavy Civil Contracting Company. Markham is proud of the projects and relationships that we have built over the past 45 years. We are even more proud of our team of amazing dedicated professionals. Markham is devoted to fostering a diverse and inclusive team of unique individuals to build upon our past success. Markham Contracting is one of Arizona’s largest full-service grading, paving, concrete, wet utility, dry utility and general engineering contractors who values its employees and provides them with every opportunity to be successful.

Markham currently has an immediate opening for the following:

Take-off Estimator is responsible for the utilization of basic estimating software to determine quantities of material for a bid or on an existing job. Take-off Estimator is also responsible for plan scanning/duplication, obtaining CADD files, assisting Project Leaders and Estimators in plan and quantity comparisons. He or she must be able to complete accurate take-offs in a fast paced environment. He must be able to explain methods used to determine quantities and assist training others to use software and methods for accurate quantity estimates. Take-off estimator assists in various departments within the company in the event of an absence.


Create earthwork, material, highway, and profile takeoffs for Estimators and Project Leaders.

Contact engineers and or owner for plans and CADD files as directed.

Create necessary folders for bid file.

Precisely complete takeoff quantities, linear feet, square feet, and count objects on plans within an assigned time frame.

Download and scan plans.

Explain to others the methods and software used to complete quantity estimates.

Provide back up to various departments in the event of an absence.


Possess basic estimating software experience.

Possess basic knowledge of construction terms and standards.

Ability to represent Markham in a professional manner.

Ability to read and understand construction plans and specifications.

Possess above average math skills.

Capable of obtaining basic knowledge of the operation of plan scanners and downloading directly from online sources.

Attention to details with strict adherence to deadlines.

Aptitude towards computer software with the ability to learn new uses and have the capacity to train others in a variety of estimating software programs, such as: CADD/Take-off and Microsoft Excel.

Ability to quantify and calculate small takeoffs without a computer.

Possess above average organizational skills and communication skills.

Markham’s benefit package for qualifying employees includes:

· Competitive Pay

· Personal/Sick time

· Medical, Dental and Vision Care Benefits

· Short-Term/Long-Term Disability and Life Insurance

· 401k Employer-matched program

· Profit Sharing

Markham Contracting Co., Inc. is an EEO employer Markham Contracting does pre-employment drug testing.

If you match this description, and are interested in joining the Markham team, we would like to hear from you!


Apply in person

  • 22820 North 19th Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85027. (Monday-Friday 8:00am to 3:00pm).