Employment Opportunities

Stark Excavating is looking for an Estimator/Project Manager.


Four-year degree or equivalent technical training and experience.  A minimum of two to five years estimating experience preferred.  Advanced knowledge of assigned disciplines and HCSS Heavy Bid are essential. Must be able to apply innovative and effective organization techniques and have superior communication and interpersonal skills.  Must be able to work in Bloomington, IL.


Prepare cost estimates for multiple disciplines including traffic control, erosion control, demolition, earthwork, utility construction, and concrete paving. Work independently to estimate projects in a fast paced deadline driven environment with minimal supervision. Provide project management support to field personnel for awarded projects and be able to accurately schedule and track all costs. Cultivate and maintain good working relationship with clients to enhance the company’s ability to procure projects and maximize future profitability with emphasis on long term growth.


  1. Analyze project bid documents to determine scope and content of estimates.
  2. Make onsite visits and consult with field personnel to ensure that all existing conditions and proposed construction methods are considered.
  3. Prepare material takeoffs, solicit subcontractors/suppliers, and generate historical data to prepare detailed activity based estimates using HCSS Heavy Bid software.
  4. Complete bid forms for public projects and attend bid openings.
  5. Prepare written proposals for private projects detailing cost, scope of work, clarifications, and exclusions pertaining to the projects.
  6. Follow up with clients post bid to ensure that all sales, negotiation, and value engineering opportunities are capitalized on.
  7. Prepare subcontracts and purchase orders post award.
  8. Budget and schedule each project prior to coordinating construction with field personnel.
  9. Maintain a working relationship with the client and field personnel by making routine visits to your jobsites to ensure that things are going as planned.
  10. Perform project management duties and generate change order cost estimates in a timely manner to ensure that the project remains on schedule and under budget.
  11. Track each project to ensure that any necessary adjustments to future estimates are made.

Stark Excavating, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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Stark Excavating is looking for a times and material billing coordinator.


A two-year college degree or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience is preferred.  The ideal candidate would have some experience in accounting with a basic knowledge of civil construction along with proficiencies in Microsoft Office Suite products.  The desire to work in a fast paced office environment is a must.


Analyze labor and cost detail to prepare accurate time and material billing within the prescribed invoicing guidelines.


1.     Set up Time & Material (T&M) job codes as needed.

2.     Gather data from multiple sources including; time & material tickets, Spectrum job cost reports, and Heavy Job time card reports.

3.     Research data and communicate with the field and office to determine accurate labor and material costs associated with the assigned job.

4.     Prepare T&M invoice and corresponding tracking sheets outlining all costs associated with job.

5.     Scan back up detail for T&M invoices.

6.     Prepare force account invoicing for IDOT Projects.

7.     Enter and track winter provisions as needed on projects.

8.     Assist estimating staff with various duties as necessary per supervisor’s direction.

 Stark Excavating, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer



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Stark Excavating is looking for a safety director and risk manager.


Educational and experience requirements include:  Four year occupational safety/health degree or equivalent combinations of training and related experience.  Position requires a minimum of 5 years construction and/or industrial safety experience. Thorough understanding of and ability to enforce all federal, state, local, and company policies and regulations.  Ability to recognize hazardous situations and implement corrective measures essential.  Good interpersonal and communication skills required.


Plan, implement and supervise project safety, accident and fire protection programs in compliance with corporate safety program standards and federal, state and local regulations.


1.     Control hazardous working conditions and unsafe employee activities through safety management and working closely with field supervisory personnel to enforce company safety policies.

2.     Assist corporate program by developing employee and field safety orientation training programs, implementing and monitoring compliance.

3.     Conduct work area site inspections, air sampling tests for confined space entry, property damage and personal injury investigations.

4.     Monitoring of fit testing, lead testing, and drug screen compliance.

5.     Point of contact for reporting, investigating and any follow-up for all items related to safety.

6.     Issue confined area entry and "hot work" permits as required.

7.     Review and maintain documentation to insure all required records and reports are complete, accurate and submitted per established procedures, and implement appropriate corrective action as required.

8.     Accompany all safety, health and insurance inspectors on walk through tours.  Coordinate/assist in preparing written appeals for safety violation citations.

9.     Work with management on analyzing all quotes and costs of lines of insurance.

10.  Additional assignments per President’s direction.

Stark Excavating, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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United Contractors Midwest is looking for a Risk Management Director for Central Illinois.  Contact  at

Job Description

The Risk Management Director position is responsible for implementing, monitoring, and coordinating loss control activities associated with UCM facilities and job sites located primarily in the Springfield, Peoria, Bloomington, Galesburg, Winchester and Decatur markets.

The position will function as an integral part of the Risk Management Department, and will work closely with department team members while performing the following duties associated with this position:

o   Site safety visits and inspections.

o   Ensure that safe work practices are being implemented at all facilities by working closely with regional managers, field superintendents, and foremen. It will be your responsibility to assist field managers in reducing high risk situations which will require you to be proactive in the field.

o   Primary point of contact for coordination of reporting, investigating, and follow-up of accidents and injuries.  For accidents and injuries, your goal will be to minimize the time spent by field management, primarily by you being responsible for the investigation and follow up.

o   Evaluate and review all lines of losses at regular intervals and work with Risk Management to continue to implement effective loss control measures.

o   Assist with identifying, prioritizing, developing, and writing new policies and procedures as they relate to loss control and/or are needed to keep pace with changing regulations.

o   Conduct on-site training at regular intervals with labor and field supervisors.

o   Miscellaneous duties associated with safety field operations such as, but not limited to, personnel air monitoring, fit testing, lead trailer(s) prep., drug testing, and working with employees in the field to resolve problems.

o   Maintenance of a network of occupational medical facilities for injured worker care and drug/alcohol testing.

o   Act as point of contact for job sites subject to OSHA, EPA, MSHA, or other local, state, and federal agency inspections.

o   Identify and coordinate periodic training requirements for employees and effectively prepare and deliver such presentations as needed.

o   Review and maintain regulatory filing/record keeping system to coordinate with the existing system being utilized by Risk Management.

o   Review certificates of insurance from subcontractors, owner-operators, and trucking firms to determine proper coverage and follow-up with deficiencies noted.

o   Perform other duties as assigned. 

Specific Job Skills

o   Good interpersonal and communication skills.

o   Ability to recognize onsite risk factors and take appropriate action with firmness and tact.

o   The ability to properly administer and handle casualty line insurance claims (GL/AUTO/WC).

o   Knowledge of safety regulations and OSHA inspections.

o   Knowledge of environmental permitting and compliance (Air/Water/Land).

o   Sense of responsibility and ownership for projects.

o   Ability to work independently and as part of team.

o   Ability to balance driving time with office time and prioritize work tasks.

Desired Qualifications

o   Four-year degree in safety, environmental or other related field of study.

o   5 or more years of experience in handling casualty line insurance claims.


o   5 or more years of heavy highway construction related experience in loss control.

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