Bear specializes in heavy civil construction all throughout West Virginia as well as parts of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Maryland. We are experienced in a vast array of projects and well-known for our capabilities in mass excavation, utility installation, paving, and bridge building just to name a few. As a part of our team, you will have the opportunity to take part in infrastructure projects that directly impact local communities. Come join us in our journey to building a Great Company. We take great pride in not only the quality of work that we perform but also the quality of the people that we employ. Employees of Bear are driven, committed, trustworthy, and have a strong belief in teamwork. If these values matter to you, then Bear Contracting is the right place.

General Responsibilities:

  • Seek out and report on new project leads.
  • Foster relationships with existing customers and build new relationships.
  • Assist in gathering data from bid tabulations and other market sources.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and site visits.
  • Solicit and consult with suppliers and subcontractors during the bidding process. 
  • Calculate quantity takeoffs.
  • Review project bid documents, plans, specs, etc to gain an understanding of project bids.
  • Distribute addenda and supplemental bid documents to vendors and subcontractors.
  • Assemble and review historical cost data for similar bids.
  • Prepare, review, and present cost estimates for the preparation of bids.
  • Assist in preparing budget from estimate with Estimating team. 
  • Assist with post bid handoff and closeouts.
  • Attending post job meetings and review job costs. 
  • Additional assignments as needed from the chief estimator.

What We Are Looking For:

  • High attention to detail.
  • Previous experience as a construction estimator.
  • Ability to read and understand various type of construction documents. 
  • Skilled in the use of HCSS Heavybid or similar estimating software.
  • Knowledgeable in Bluebeam and other take off softwares
  • Knowledgeable in data driven decision making. 
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Effective and consistent communication.
  • General understanding of basic accounting.
  • General understanding of project management. 
  • Driven, committed, trustworthy, and have a strong belief in teamwork.
  • A degree in engineering, construction management, or similar.


  • 5 years construction experience is preferred.
  • 2 plus years construction estimating experience is preferred.
  • Work in-office at our Bridgeport location.
  • Effectively complete tasks on or before given deadlines.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines and work overtime and weekends as required.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of various construction materials, methods and techniques as related to Heavy Civil construction projects.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office suite of products.
  • Driven, committed, trustworthy, and have a strong belief in teamwork.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to attend events and meetings.