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The Kelly Group Estimator/Project Manager in Decatur, Illinois

2454 North 27th Street, Decatur, IL, United States | Decatur, IL | Full Time

The Kelly Group is seeking an Estimator/Project Manager for its Decatur, Illinois, location. Candidates with 1 to 3 years of estimating/project management experience, preferably in the construction industry, are preferred. Recent graduates or candidates nearing completion of a degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering or construction management are also encouraged to apply.

The ability to estimate piping and sheet metal projects is a plus, as is experience with carpentry and insulation.

This position requires the ability to perform these essential duties:

  • Estimate civil, structural and mechanical projects, with a focus on concrete foundations, structural steel and heavy equipment setting

  • Supervise and direct superintendents and workforce

  • Maintain and develop relationships with both new and existing customers

  • Conduct site visits and attend pre-bid meetings to understand the constructability of projects

  • Perform contract and subcontract review and negotiation

  • Conduct pre-job meetings with superintendents to review scope of work, scheduling, manpower requirements, work sequence, special requirements and safety

  • Monitor ongoing jobs for costs, profitability and schedule adherence

  • Maintain safety awareness and reinforce safe behaviors with superintendents and workforce

  • Possess a valid driver's license and driving record acceptable to company insurer

Hands-on knowledge of estimating software, scheduling software, cost distribution and common contracting procedures is also preferred.

The Kelly Group offers a complete benefits package, including:

  • Comprehensive group medical, Rx, dental and vision coverage

  • Health care and dependent care pre-tax flexible spending account options

  • Paid life/AD&D insurance

  • Short-term and long-term disability

  • 401(k) retirement plan option with employer match

  • Paid time off and paid vacation

  • Paid holidays


The Kelly Group is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.