A construction company focusing on bridge, railroad, and heavy industrial projects in the midwest was seeking a Heavy-Civil Estimator. It is not uncommon to see estimators, of many types including heavy-civil, move to project management as they progress in their careers or for estimation and project management to be a part of the same role. However, accurate estimating is vital for a company’s financial success and can be very complex for large civil projects. The client needed someone who has a true passion for heavy-civil bidding and estimating and would want to grow with the company.
In the recruiting industry we closely observe market trends while communicating with possible candidates, so it is important to be transparent about the progress of a search and collaborate with clients to find solutions that make the most business sense for their hiring needs. After an initial search and talking to candidates, the TruPath team realized that relocation would be needed to draw talent to the rural area. After reporting on these results, the client decided instead to open up their other office locations as the majority of the heavy-civil estimating work would be done from an office anyway and connection to a community can be important for longevity. This opened up a new pool of heavy-civil estimator candidates, and TruPath recruiters were able to find a candidate with the right experience who was looking to grow as a heavy-civil estimator in the Minneapolis area.
Result of Partnership
The heavy-civil estimator candidate was familiar with some of the projects the company had completed and had been very impressed with the skill and complexity of their heavy-civil work. After learning about the opportunity from TruPath recruiters, he felt that this opportunity would take him to the next step in his heavy-civil estimating career. At the same time, he had the right background to be able to jump in and hit the ground running to meet the client’s needs.
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