Burnsville, MN
LocationUS Calendar03/11/2017   Experienced Burnsville, MN


Kraemer North America (Kraemer) is currently searching for an experienced Estimator to work out of our office in Burnsville, MN.  Our current search is centered on finding candidates that are self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and are looking for that next step in their career development. We are proud to provide a stable and challenging work environment with the opportunity for personal growth in a family centered company.  Kraemer realizes the core strength of our Company is the individuals we employ and we are proud to employ some of the most talented individuals in the construction industry.

In addition to over 100 years of construction experience, Kraemer joined the Obayashi Corporation global family of companies in November 2014.  This strategic partnership has allowed Kraemer to utilize Obayashi’s considerable experience, technology and financial strength to participate in a greater number of projects of all sizes across the United States. 

 Job Description

The Estimator analyzes plans, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services; and applies knowledge of specialized techniques, principles, or processes.  Focus on producing reliable estimates based on historical costs and best information available.  Participates in vendor solicitation process, analyzes and selects quality suppliers and subcontractors to ensure the successful completion of projects.  Continually monitors and assists in the progress of projects.  Monitors area market to determine proper overhead and mark-up for projects.  Responsible for timely and accurate bid submittals.  May at times also assist in some Project Manager type duties.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs quantity takeoffs
  • Accurate pricing of work
  • Vendor solicitation and DBE compliance
  • Analyzes subcontract quotes and prepares bid documents, order bonds
  • Performs various administrative duties, including job set-ups after award
  • Marketing and review of trade publications for upcoming work    

Frequent Requirements

  • Analysis of project requirements.
  • Comparison of projects to similar projects previously completed by Kraemer to determine estimated costs.
  • Communicates project requirements to and coordinates involvement of subcontractors, suppliers, project managers, regional managers, etc.
  • Interprets project plans and specifications.
  • Prepares and oversees pre-bid schedule. 
  • Prepares turnover document.
  • Historical cost analysis.
  • Ensures compliance with Kraemer Safety and Quality Programs.
  • Assist in identifying market opportunities for assigned region by establishing and maintaining effective contact with owners, subs, suppliers and potential clients.
  • Monitors projects comparing budgets to actual.


  • Previous experience working with HCSS Estimating software preferred
  • Minimum of 3 - 7 years experience working in an estimating role within the heavy civil industry with specific emphasis on bridge, railroad, or marine structures.


  • Medical
  • Dental
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Dependent Care and Health Care Reimbursement Plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Pay
  • Educational Assistance
  • Computer Purchase Program



Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.