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Asphalt Sales / Estimator - Austin Area

Location:  Cedar Park, TX, US, 78613
Company:  Wheeler


Oldcastle Materials Texas Region

Job ID:  124173


Wheeler is a locally-based construction company and building materials supplier owned and operated by Oldcastle Materials, the largest asphalt, ready mix and aggregates producer in North America. Wheeler is part of Oldcastle’s growing Texas-based network of 47 locations and over 1,200 employees statewide. 


Position Overview

The Estimator/Sales position is responsible for using a combination of past experiences and project specifications to accurately project the amount of materials, equipment, and man hours that must be utilized in order to complete a given project.  Using cost calculations and with sufficient margin targets in mind, estimator responsible for delivering quality products and services (asphalt paving and repairs, sealcoating, pavement markings and signage), managing each project and providing  necessary administration and collection responsibilities for each project.  


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Identify and respond timely to bid opportunities, Visit Site, Attend prebid meetings
  • Develop and maintain effective relationship with key accounts, ensuring customer expectations are met through proactive problem identification and resolution strategies.
  • Increase sales volume for company’s products and services, while maintaining sales expense budget.
  • Responsible for identifying and meeting needs of potential customers.
  • Will create accurate bids and proposals according to customers’ needs as well as bid specifications.
  • Solicit subcontractors and vendors / handle questions / scope issues
  • Identify owner/landholder.  Prepare & submit questions to owner for clarification when necessary.
  • Engage with subcontractor and vendors as needed.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge of project specifications, contract documents and how the work is paid.
  • Detailed cost breakdowns
  • Calculate trucking, productions, crew hours
  • Prepare estimate as sub / self-perform for some potentially subcontracted scopes
  • If successful, prepare post bid documents for owners, handoff notes for operations and conduct hand off meeting    
  • Participate in sales and marketing activities including cold calling, tradeshows and other networking activities.
  • Manage administrative duties to include full detailed reports and status updates meeting established deadlines and objectives.



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



  • 4 year degree in construction management and or civil engineering is desired but not necessary.    Equivalent experience in asphalt paving business or similar other outside service or materials sales
  • Valid state driver's license and satisfactory driving record is required.


Knowledge/Skill  Requirements

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving the organization's goals and objective.
  • High ethical standards.
  • Attention to detail
  • Manage time efficiently in order to meet bid deadlines
  • 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.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • 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.
  • Lead by example.  Direct work with integrity in a safe, quality driven manner.
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).
  • 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 commercial, multifamily and public work opportunities and ongoing projects by walking the worksite.  Often involves walking on slopes, uneven terrain and along heavily travelled roads and highways.
  • Measuring jobsites to calculate areas for estimates and or to determine pay quantities for billings.
  • Climbing steps to office trailers or box trailers.
  • Utilizing office equipment while sitting.
  • Alternating frequently between sitting, standing, walking and climbing
  • Occasional lifting, setting cones or barricades.
  • Maintaining mental alertness at all times to ensure safety of all employees for whom the individual is responsible.


What Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle

Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle 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 Oldcastle family!


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Oldcastle Materials Texas Wheeler is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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