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Estimator - Austin, TX

Location: 

Austin, TX, US, 78613

Company:  Texas Materials

 
 

Job ID:  147423

 

Texas Concrete is a locally-based construction company and building materials supplier, which is a A CRH Company, the largest asphalt, ready mix and aggregates producer in North America. Texas Concrete is part of CRH's growing Texas-based network of 47 locations and over 1,200 employees statewide. 

 

Position Overview

 

The Estimator position is responsible for using a combination of past experiences, best work practices, and customer needs to accurately project the amount of materials, equipment, and man hours that must be utilized to complete a given project. Based upon these calculations they create a project budget that is then submitted to operations for execution, communicate with the customer to ensure they are satisfied with the work, bill the customer for the work, and ensure payment is received successfully.

 

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

 

  • Identify bid opportunities and/or potential customers, visit sites, attend/hold pre-bid meetings
  • Analyze sites for quantity takeoffs, analyze Geotech/Survey data, prepare risk analysis
  • Prepare & submit questions to customer so all parties understand the scope
  • Calculate labor, equipment, material, and trucking needs for each individual project
  • Break the work into phases (if necessary) and the differential production rates / multiple mobilizations required
  • Solicit subcontractors and vendors / handle questions or scope issues
  • Prepare proposals for submission to customers with pricing and scope information for signature
  • Request bonds, permits, certificates of insurance, etc. to meet customer needs
  • Prepare subcontractor and vendor agreements
  • If successful, prepare post bid documents for owners, handoff notes for operations and conduct hand off meeting 
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of best practices and how the work is paid
  • Perform detailed cost breakdowns  
  • Execute contracts/agreements with customers
  • Prepare jobs for setup with accounting support team
  • Execute and manage all change orders
  • Once work is successfully completed as per the contract, bill the customer and ensure payment

 

Qualifications

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

 

Education/Experience

 

  • 4-year degree in construction management, civil engineering, or business is desired but not necessary, OR equivalent experience in commercial or heavy civil construction
  • Experience both in the field and in estimating are desired
  • Valid state driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required
  • Knowledge of HCSS, all Microsoft Office Products, some accounting software is a plus

 

Knowledge/Skill Requirements

 

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objective
  • High ethical standards
  • Attention to detail
  • Manage time efficiently to meet customers’ needs
  • Team Player and a Self-Starter
  • Check bid documents prior to bid submission
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to work with suppliers
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks effectively with a focus on timeliness and responsiveness
  • Ability to deal with the public in a pleasant, courteous, and calm manner in all circumstances
  • Ability to work under pressure and be multi-task oriented
  • Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions
  • Capable of utilizing the internet effectively for research and evaluation
  • Ability to drive change and sell new concepts and approaches through persistence, self-motivation, energy, tenacity, follow-through, and commitment
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) to build relationships with customers, instill trust with said customers, and acquire repeat business
  • Understanding of procurement's impact on financial results

 

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
  • Safely operator a motor vehicle frequently, such as a pick-up truck, often in rough, uneven conditions.  Including mounting and dismounting equipment
  • Inspect construction progress by walking throughout the worksite, which often involves walking on slopes and very uneven terrain or rocks
  • Climbing steps to office trailers or box trailers
  • Utilizing office equipment while sitting
  • Alternating frequently between sitting, standing, walking and climbing
  • Occasional lifting
  • Maintaining mental alertness always to ensure safety of all employees for whom the individual is responsible

 

What CRH Americas Offers You

 

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

 

About CRH Americas

 

CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

 

CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!

 

Texas Concrete is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

 EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link

 


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