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Grading – Utilities Estimator / Project Manager

As one of the larger heavy highway and general contracting companies in the Chattanooga, North Georgia, and Northeast Alabama area, and a leader in quality performance, Talley Construction understands that outstanding people are key to our success. As we offer our customers a wide range of services, we do so with dedication to our core values, the needs of our customers, honesty in all aspects of our business, and respect for all individual employees.


Duties will include:

  • The ability to read plans (Both Civil and Architectural)
  • The ability to process submittals and shop drawings
  • The ability to perform job costing and analysis (both short term and long-term forecasting)
  • The ability to prepare construction time schedule (Prefer experience in Microsoft Project)
  • Prepare and submit monthly billings and invoicing
  • Process change orders
  • Process subcontractor billing and change orders
  • Ordering and tracking of material shipments
  • Attend weekly meetings with owners, subs, vendors and Talley personnel
  • Liaison between jobsite superintendent and office staff
  • Analyze bid documents, plans, blueprints and specs to gain a thorough understanding of the project
  • Perform quantity takeoff of plans and prepare labor, material and equipment cost estimates
  • Solicit and manage subcontractor and vendor quotes
  • Monitor and analyze costs versus bid during construction phase
  • Willingness to be flexible in duties and have a “get-it-done” attitude
  • Must pass post offer drug screen
  • Must provide proof of eligibility to legally work in the US.
  • All new hires will be processed through E – Verify
  • Some travel may be required
  • This position will require work in the field



  • 3-5 years’ experience in Heavy Civil Construction
  • Prefer 5+ years of working with sewer, storm water and water main projects
  • Associates Degree preferred (Civil, Engineering, or Construction Management)
  • Experience in estimator bidding on D.O.T. projects preferred
  • Project Management experience preferred
  • Knowledge of Take-Off software (Agtek Software Plus experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of Estimating Software (HCSS Heavybid Software Plus experience a plus)


As a Highway Contractor, it is the policy of Talley Construction Company to assure that applicants are treated during recruiting & employment without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability. Veterans, Minorities & Females encouraged to apply.

Compensation will be determined based on skills, education, and experience. Full benefits package is offered, including: medical insurance, dental insurance, paid time off and 401k retirement plan.



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