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Location: Columbia
Posted on: January 25, 2023

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Job Details

Job Location
Columbia (YAK MAT) - Columbia, MS

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
4 Year Degree

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Company Overview

YAK ACCESS is one of North Americas leading providers of right-of-way access solutions. From pipelines to power lines to civil projects, we offer unmatched expertise in total access planning, clearing, site work and restoration services. When customers choose YAK ACCESS as their access company, they're also choosing North Americas largest supplier of access mats and products for building temporary or permanent roads, which means they can be as confident in their materials as they are in their project plan.

These end-to-end solutions are delivered by an experienced, reliable team who place a priority on safety, environmental sensitivity, cost, and timeliness. In short, YAK ACCESS goes the extra mile to ensure our clients projects are successful.

At YAK and our business units, we bring operational excellence regardless of industry or location. Our culture is as top-notch as our service, and our employees work together like a family. We have been ranked by our employees as one of the Best Places to Work in Mississippi in the Mega-Large Division for the last three years in a row!
Position Description

The Estimator is responsible for estimating temporary access for projects in the power line, pipeline, and general construction industries. Estimators must develop a comprehensive understanding of Yak Mat and Yak Access services, as well as our customers businesses and their needs. The estimating process includes access planning and design, quantifying materials, and accurately identifying all costs associated with executing a project. An understanding of current and future company goals and objectives, and the role of estimating in achieving those goals, is also essential.


In addition to working closely with Sales, Finance, and Operations, the Estimators responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Solicit pricing from material vendors and freight vendors.
    • Prepare written proposals and respond to customer and salesman questions.
    • Coordinate with other team members to develop overall estimates on larger projects.
    • Ensure estimates are complete, well organized, and ready for review by management.
    • Develop project schedules to ensure projects can be completed to meet owner requirements and that company resources are used efficiently.
    • Develop innovative means and methods for completing projects to increase competitiveness and margins.
    • Maintain records on all submitted pricing and proposals.
    • Coordinate with trucking companies and site supervisors about mat shipments.
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

      Position Requirements:
      • Minimum 2 year college degree with one to three years experience in cost estimating is preferred.
      • Manage multiple estimates, meet critical deadlines, prioritize daily activities, work well under pressure and multitask.
      • Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint is required.
      • Must be well-organized and methodical.
      • Must have excellent analytical, organizational, verbal, written, and communication skills.
      • Proficiency in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis.

        Personal Attributes

        Dealing with Ambiguity: Maintaining productivity and quality during times of significant change; reacting to situations of sparse information; handling customer situations with high levels of risk or uncertainty; providing guidance when no clear policy, corporate governance, or best practices exist; responding to sales campaigns where customer communication is infrequent

        Judgment / Decision Making: Reacting when under time or other pressures; weighing conflicting goals and commitments and making decisions based on core values'; exhibiting wisdom in counseling others.

        Adaptability: Thriving in a company environment of rapid change; reacting to and leading management initiatives; understanding and taking the 'customer view'; accepting change to business/personal situations.

        Communication: Must have exceptional interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication, to work with customers, salesmen, and coworkers in all levels of organization.

        Internal Partnering: Relating to peers on a personal level; cooperating with peers; joint problem solving; responding to accolades; handling peer conflict.

Keywords: YAK ACCESS, Jackson , ESTIMATOR, Professions , Columbia, Mississippi

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