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Sr Concrete Estimator

Spring, TX

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 26229 Pay Rate: $165000 - $200000 Job Location: No

Job Description

Sr Concrete Estimator

Location: Spring, TX 
Position Type: Direct Hire in office role (no remote)
Salary: BOE
Residency Status: US Citizen or Green Card Holder ONLY
Relocation Assistance for out of town candidates

Our client is looking for a Sr Commercial Concrete Estimator for an in office role. Will manage five jr level estimators. Average job size is $2.5 million. Customers range from churches, schools, retails shops to mid rise structures. 

Job Description
Position Information:    
Prepares cost estimates by analyzing proposals, project drawings, project specifications and other related documents along with all other owner or customer’s requirements.

Work is generally performed in an office setting. Though visits to construction job sites may be required to fully ascertain the nature of the project requirements. The employee must provide his/her own transportation, hand tools, as required by the trade, and be willing to travel within a 70-mile radius of the Houston metropolitan area. 

Customer offers performance-based advancement and a fast-paced environment

Position Responsibilities:

Below is a list of some of the responsibilities required from individuals seeking this position. Other responsibilities may be assigned, depending on the individual’s work experience and skill.
  • Arrive to work on time and fit for duty.
  • Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintains cost database by entering and backing up data.
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;reviewing technical publications.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Follow all safety rules to ensure his/her own safety and that of others on the jobsite.
  • Wear the required protective equipment required by the task.
Failure to perform these duties will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.


Below is a list of the qualifications and skills required from individuals seeking this position. Other qualifications and skills may be required, depending on the individual’s work experience and salary expectations.
  • Analyzing information, estimating, planning, reporting research results, data center experience, strategic planning, attention to detail, informing others, requirements analysis
  • Able to complete assigned work on time, as instructed, and with minimal supervision.
  • Able to successfully pass a drug screen and background screening.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Able to resolve conflicts or revisions to the plans;and communicate with the project team (i.E. Client, general contractor, project manager, other superiors, architect, engineer, consultant, owner) for mutual resolution, prior to finalizing estimates. 

Education & Experience:
10 years commercial construction experience with at least five years of commercial concrete estimation exerience. Must have experience supervising people. Must be computer literate, including knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, word, project & Outlook), one or more estimating software, and PlanGrid is preferred.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret documents such as project specifications, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;Ability to write routine reports and correspondence;Ability to speak effectively to individuals, at all levels, and to groups of customers, suppliers, vendors and/or employees.

Mathematical Skills:                    
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. 
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:         
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Blueprint reading. Endurance and ability to visit entire worksite, including stairs, ladders or other elevated structures. Monitoring jobsite general health and safety. 
Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming;Maintains confidentiality;Listens to others without interrupting;Keeps emotions under control;Remains open to others'ideas and tries new things.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations;Listens and gets clarification;Responds well to questions;Demonstrates group presentation skills;Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively;Edits work for spelling and grammar;Varies writing style to meet needs;Presents numerical data effectively;Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities;Exhibits objectivity and openness to others'views;Gives and welcomes feedback;Contributes to building a positive team spirit;Puts success of team above own interests;Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives;Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities;Uses time efficiently;Plans for additional resources;Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks;Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner;Reacts well under pressure;Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position;Accepts responsibility for own actions;Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness;Looks for ways to improve and promote quality;Applies feedback to improve performance;Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Quantity - Meets productivity standards;Completes work in timely manner;Strives to increase productivity;Works quickly.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures;Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines;Reports potentially unsafe conditions;Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment;Manages competing demands;Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time;Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent;Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction;Takes responsibility for own actions;Keeps commitments;Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.;Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily;Undertakes self-development activities;Seeks increased responsibilities;Takes independent actions and calculated risks;Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities;Asks for and offers help when needed.

Supervisory Responsibility:
This position will supervise five jr level estimators.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position involves occasional work at a construction site where duties will be performed both indoors and outdoors, with exposure to varying weather conditions.
  • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse and other business machines. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit for extended periods. Occasionally required to stand and walk; Use hands to finger, handle, or feel;Reach with hands and arms;Climb or balance;stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;and Talk or hear. 
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-pounds. 
  • The employee may be occasionally required to ascend or descend to/from excavations and ditches traversing on ladders, ramps, or dirt steps;transition from one surface level to another;walk on uneven surfaces;hear different levels of sound, such as: normal verbal communication, sounds from the activity of other workers on the work area, vehicular traffic (on public roads or within the jobsite), equipment or machinery operating near-by (motors running, horns and back-up alarms), and other general construction work-related sounds and noises;work in high or precarious places (structural work);wear steel-toe work boots;and occasionally wear personal fall arrest systems such as a harness, standard lanyard, self-retracting lanyard, and similar equipment (structural work).
  • This position requires the individual to work independently and within a team-environment.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, the ability to adjust focus and detect colors.

Work Environment:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to quiet, office conditions. Occasionally may be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts;high, precarious places;fumes or airborne particles;outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat when visiting jobsites. 

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, in the office, and loud if/when on jobsites.

The above declarations are not intended to be an “all-inclusive”list of the duties and responsibilities of the job described or of the skills and abilities required to perform the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general requirements of the job.

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