Estimator – Commercial Construction

Estimator – Commercial Construction: COPPELL, TX

We are currently seeking an experienced Estimator. Commercial experience is required, and a positive, innovative teamwork attitude is a must. Only qualified candidates in the commercial construction industry will be considered.

Established in 1977, our client has continued to bring successful services to our clients in the automotive, aviation, warehouse/distribution, manufacturing, trucking/transportation and service and maintenance industries. By specializing in these niche areas of design, bid, and construction, we are better able to understand our clients’ needs and operational goals.

Top of industry salary/benefits package and performance-based incentive/bonus program.

Complete authority to purchase and deliver plans and solicit subcontractors
Authority after approval to make major purchases

Reports To: Chief Estimator, Vice President – Pre-Construction


  • Three to five years in the construction industry
  • Proficiency in computer skills

Key Result Areas and Accountabilities:

  • Pre-estimating
  • Verify the accuracy and completeness of bid documents received from the owner
  • Distribute bid documents to subcontractors
  • Respond to subcontractor inquiries
  • Select and engage subcontractors
  • Maintain drawing logs throughout the estimating process


  • Perform or delegate quantity takeoffs/surveys as required
  • Set up and develop the project estimate and detailed scopes of work for each trade
  • Input and price quantity takeoffs/surveys as required
  • Stay updated on current construction practices, unit costs, and trends
  • Attend pre-bid meetings, city meetings, and client meetings as needed
  • Conduct preliminary site investigations as required
  • Thoroughly review all plans and specifications for bid projects early in the bid process
  • Secure Bid Bonds as necessary
  • Manage bid day activities, including the delivery of proposals, screening, and selection of vendor quotes
  • Offer value engineering proposals
  • Prepare bid qualifications as required
  • Solicit bids and value engineering proposals from subcontractors and suppliers


  • Review bid calendar
  • Prepare budget estimates
  • Participate in professional trade organizations and activities

Preconstruction Services:

  • Review Design/Build plans and specs as they are being prepared to ensure an accurate description of the priced scope of work
  • Coordinate activities of outside consultants
  • Update preliminary estimates
  • Prepare subcontractor bid packages

Subcontractor/Vendor Relations:

  • Review and assign preferred vendor status to selected contractors
  • Review subcontractor evaluations at the end of each project and make appropriate changes or notes in the subcontractor list
  • Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors and suppliers

Interdepartmental Coordination:

  • Prepare owner contracts for client signature once the estimate is approved
  • Prepare turnover documents for transition from estimating to operations
  • Schedule and conduct turnover meetings with Project Management
  • Jointly buy out the project with the project manager, selecting subcontractors and suppliers based on safety evaluation, experience, fiscal strength, quality, and ability to meet the schedule
  • Assist the project manager in preparing subcontracts and purchase orders
  • Assist project managers in their sales efforts and participate in client meetings
  • Perform site visits during construction to stay current with actual site conditions, construction practices, and subcontractor performance
  • Review post-construction costs with operations and accounting teams, comparing actual scope of work and cost to the original estimated cost, and updating historical estimated data based on the results of the meeting

Overall Critical Measurements of Success:

  • Meeting estimating deadlines
  • Securing profitable projects through complete and accurate estimates and budgets
  • Achieving internal customer satisfaction
  • Ensuring active subcontractor participation


  • High school diploma
  • Bachelor’s Degree

Compensation Range:

  • $65,000 -$90,000