The Kelly Group
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Lafayette, IN, USA
  • Commensurate with experience
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, 401K, Profit Sharing, Paid Vacation and Holidays

The Kelly Group, a leader in general construction and metal fabrication with bases in four states, is looking for qualified Fabrication Estimator candidates for its Lafayette, Indiana, location.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Estimating metal fabrication projects
  • Developing clear, detailed project scopes for customers
  • Maintaining and developing relationships with both new and existing customers
  • Conducting site visits and attending pre-bid meetings to understand the constructability of projects
  • Understanding plans and specifications to identify the types and grades of materials and equipment needed, and ensuring compliance with project requirements
  • Reviewing specifications, contract terms and requirements
  • Interfacing with management and shop supervisors
  • Conducting pre-job meetings with foremen to review scope of work, manpower requirements, work sequence, special requirements and safety
  • Monitoring ongoing jobs for costs, profitability and schedule adherence
  • Maintaining detailed and orderly estimate and project files
  • Maintaining safety awareness


  • Engineering degree (civil, mechanical or structural) preferred
  • Construction experience and/or related education
  • Supervisory skills
  • Must be proficient multitasking and organizing activities to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and good interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the technical requirements of the industry
  • Hands-on knowledge of estimating software, scheduling software, cost distribution, common contracting procedures and practices
  • Experience with Microsoft Office
  • Must possess and maintain current valid driver's license and a driving record acceptable to company insurer
  • Must be able to drive legally in any state in which driving may be required to conduct company business


Kelly General Construction Company of Decatur was founded in 1983 as a general contractor and sheet metal fabricator serving industry in Decatur, Illinois. Eleven years later, Kelly Construction of Indiana opened in Lafayette.

Now rebranded as The Kelly Group, the company employs about 750 people and has grown to have five metal fabrication facilities across four states -- Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana and Arkansas. The Kelly Group serves the agribusiness community and many other industries, including chemical plants, paper mills and manufacturing facilities in more than 15 states.

Today, The Kelly Group provides a range of services as a general contractor, with five metal fabrication facilities ready to support that work. In addition, an expansive contract maintenance staff makes up more than half our employees.


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.

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