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Preferred Materials, Inc., is part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., the leading vertically integrated supplier of construction materials, and construction/paving services in the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, the Preferred Materials Region has facilities throughout the State of Florida, as well as Coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Companies within the Preferred Region are leading providers of ready mix concrete, concrete block, aggregate materials, hot mix and warm mix asphalt, as well as design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadway and civil construction projects. Preferred is committed to being a great place to work, and to attracting and retaining exceptional employees. We promote a strong safety culture, and have dedicated professionals who are focused on their own safety and the safety of their co-workers.

Position Overview

Employee will compile and prepare data for estimates pertaining to bids for contract(s) from project/job specifications or plans for commercial and highway. Responsible for reviewing bids from firms for conformity to contract requirements and determining acceptable subcontractors. You will direct activities concerned with contracts for purchase or sale/rental of equipment, materials, products, or services. Also included will be maintaining a bid log with follow up summary and market intelligence system for optimizing all vetted opportunities. In addition this individual will foster teamwork, a positive work environment and promote overall safety.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Must possess a professional attitude while interacting with peers, contractors and general public.
  • Must be able to effectively adhere and manage all: backlog, upcoming, post bid, comps.
  • Examines performance requirements, delivery schedules, and estimates of costs of material, equipment, and production to ensure completeness and accuracy.
  • Advises management, planning and production departments of contractual rights and obligations including special provisions or deviations from normal specifications
  • Engage and manage project hand off process from estimating to operations for all projects booked.
  • May coordinate work with external sales team on price formulation in the market
  • Must act as liaison between company and subcontractors.
  • Promote and sell the company, and be diligent in the pursuit of opportunities, including post bid or quote, maintain tracking system on all bids or quotes and advise management periodically on updates. Track each project until a decision is made and record and review outcome.
  • Maintain high level of technical knowledge of all essential programs or software needed within our operation IE: Takeoff, HCSS, Project Pipeline, DOT software or programs
  • Must be knowledgeable of legal requirements.
  • Must understand asphalt pavement mix designs for costing of same.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with subordinates, peers and superiors.
  • Must be able to maintain an acceptable attendance record in a flexible work schedule.
  • Must maintain at all times a strict adherence to safety requirements and procedures.
  • Must be available to travel and work from other company facilities as needed.
  • Must possess a professional attitude while interacting with peers, contractors and general public.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily according to Preferred Materials Inc. guidelines and standards.


  • Bachelor of Science (BS) in Civil Engineering or Construction Management preferred
  • Minimum 10 years estimating heavy highway construction projects, state & federal DOT Highway Projects, and Military Bases.

Work Requirements

  • Must pass pre-employment physical, drug screen, criminal background check and driving record review.
  • Must be willing to work flexible schedule including: nights, weekends and holidays when necessary.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in The United States.
  • Must demonstrate a strong commitment to safety.
  • Regular and timely attendance is required.

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Must become proficient with our CRM tool and Project Pipeline
  • Excellent proficiency in HCSS and the Microsoft office suite (Excel).
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to conduct advance mathematical calculations.
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

What Oldcastle Offers You

  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North Americas largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle Materials South Division is a part of Oldcastle Materials, Inc., the third-largest aggregates and ready mixed concrete producer, and the number one asphalt producer in the United States. The South Division consists of three regions: Appalachian Materials, Midsouth Materials & Preferred Materials. The Preferred Materials Region includes:Preferred Materials Asphalt & Construction, Preferred Materials Concrete & Building Products, and Conrad Yelvington Distributors.

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If youre up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

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Oldcastle Materials, Preferred Materials, Inc. is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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