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Senior Estimator - Downstream/Midstream Projects - Houston, TX

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The estimator would work within our fast-paced, multi-task environment. This position has responsibility for the timely and accurate development of bids and proposals for the construction of mainline projects, D.O.T. replacements, rehab work (anomaly repairs) and facility modifications.


    • Participate as needed in every level of the estimating process including: reviewing of contract document issues and requirements, attending pre-bid meetings, traveling to job locations to confirm project site conditions and evaluating contract specifications and scope definition on bid opportunities. Meet bid deadlines and customer presentation requirements.

    • Responsible for detailed cost estimating and qualification development for proposals, regardless of size or complexity. Professionally and adequately estimate the cost for and pacing of the personnel, equipment, materials, and subcontractors associated with each project. Final mark-ups and risk assessment will be jointly determined with management approval at the formal proposal evaluation review. This task shall be performed with sensitivity to the competitive union marketplace.

    • Assist in defining the operations project/contract deliverables to the customer as required by the contract. Assist field personnel in developing and/or recommending change orders to scope as needed.

    • Plan all projects with expectations for the efficient use of personnel, equipment, materials and subcontractors within contract requirements, time guidelines and other restrictions. Develop bill of materials as required. Assist field project management with project task scheduling issues. Proactively identify and suggest solutions for known or anticipated construction problems to minimize cost and reduce risk. Negotiate positive resolutions with customer on any disputes that may arise.

    • Participate in assigned contract pre-plan meetings.  Communicate production goals and pacing, as bid into the project, in terms of man hours, tracking and billing units, material usage planning and subcontractor requirements.  Provide job-related documentation to field operations, project management staff and the back office Project Controller and other Administrative staff as needed.

    • Maintain files as back-up for estimate figures.  Review and incorporate historical data from past projects, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures as appropriate.

    • Serve as a business development representative/contact person with customers, subcontractors, and vendors.  Maintain confidential professionalism with all relationships.

    • Review on-line bid services for business opportunities related to the work performed by the Pipeline Department.  


  • Minimum of ten (10) years of relevant experience in construction estimating and contract administration supported by some formal training.

  • Ability to read/interpret detailed prints and specifications for a conceptual, lump sum or unit pricing and to negotiate to price as needed.

  • Ability to perform take-offs, compare unit pricing and solicit subcontractor pricing.

  • General understanding of profit/loss terms such as cost, margin, and fee are required.

  • Underground utility construction estimating experience is a plus (i.e. gas, water, and telephone, electric).

  • Previous experience in estimating pipeline construction required.

  • Must be fluent with Microsoft computer packages. Experience with computerized bidding software and critical path scheduling software is a plus.

  • Construction Management degree preferred or adequate related experience required

  • Experience with Primavera P6 software preferred

  • Experience with  Aspen Capital Cost Estimator preferred

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Houston, TX
United States of America

Sales & Marketing / Sales

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Posted Date:1/13/2019



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Job Title: Senior Estimator - Downstream/Midstream Projects

Location: Houston, TX

Job Type: Temp Position

Reference ID: 352483

Posted Date: 1/13/2019

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