Senior Estimator

Position: Opening(s) you applied on or indicated interest
Location: LaPorte Texas 77571
Start Date: Start ASAP
End Date: Long Term
Job Details:

Primary Function:

The primaryfunction of a Senior Estimator will include compiling data for use inconceptual/bid estimates and preparing estimates with Project Management. The Senior Estimator will work closely withthe Project Management and customer personnel to obtain sufficient informationto develop accurate detailed estimates. Theymay supervise other Estimators and have responsibility to fully developcomplete client proposals. They promote STARCON in a positive manner,developing a partnering relationship with the client to reduce the client’scosts and improve safety and reliability.


The primary work environment willbe within an office setting with frequent visits to jobsites within an industryfacility where exposure to outdoor weather conditions and where proper PPE maybe required for a variety of hazards.

Job Description:
Senior Estimator

Collect and analyze cost data from past and current projects for cost history database

  • Compile estimates from each discipline and compare scopes between disciplines to ensure that no overlaps or gaps exist
  • Research market to establish labor availability, appropriate wage rates, material and equipment costs
  • Visit project locations to investigate actual site conditions, as required
  • Assist in the solicitation, qualification and evaluation of subcontractors’ bids
  • Develop clarification and proposal assumptions for every estimate
  • Communicate details of proposal to project management and staff for execution of the work
  • Direct and develop Estimator A and Estimator B
  • Fully participate in health, safety, quality and environmental processes
  • Is an ambassador for STARCON to the client, other contractors and the public
  • Qualification Guidelines:

    • Experience:

    o10 years construction estimating experience orequivalent

    oThorough knowledge of estimating systems,principles and practices including the ability to solve complex pricing issues,implement procedures and maintain liaison with multiple organizations.

    oGeneral knowledge of Primavera “P3”

    ooBasic knowledge of cost controls and subcontractadministration.

    oContractnegotiating skills

    oReadand understand specifications and other bid documents

    oCreatingsubcontractor bid packages

    oBuildingwork breakdown structures

    oBasicunderstanding of purchasing

    • Education/Certifications:

    oMusttake the equivalent of three days continuing education annually


    oPeriods of walking andstanding with some light lifting of boxes or office equipment.

    • Safety/Environmental:
      • Must be able to pass applicable site-specific training.
      • Must be clean shaven and able to work while wearing a respirator and other personal protective equipment when required.
      • Must complete the appropriate safety/environmental training required for the position and location.
      • Must be able to read and understand safety instructions, signs, labels, and permits in English.

    Text Box: EXAMPLECareer Path Objectives:

    STARCON has a career pathfor advancement of the Senior Estimator position. Contact the Human Resources or yourSupervisor on how to achieve your goals of advancement and the requirementsneeded to reach them.

    • Other staff positions

    The job description, duties and responsibilitiesincluded in this classification are not all inclusive and others may beassigned from time to time on a temporary or permanent basis. Such assignmentsmay be deemed necessary for the proper performance of the work at the solediscretion of STARCON. Job descriptions,duties and responsibilities may overlap and in some cases be identical to thoselisted in other classifications. TheSTARCON reserves the right to add, delete or otherwise change the jobdescriptions, duties and responsibilities in any classification at any time. STARCON reserves the right to waive any ofthe criteria for a classification in the case of a particular Team Member, ifin STARCON's judgment such a waiver is warranted.

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