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Company: PCL Construction
Location: Houston
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

The future you want is within reach.

At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.

We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.

Here's how a(n) Estimator for our US PICCo office contributes to our team:


  • Takes ownership of entire small estimates or components of large estimates and reviews all associated bid documents.
  • Completes quantity takeoffs of labor, equipment, and materials from project documents for self-perform and trade work.
  • Supports lead estimator by completing material quantities, planning and populating tender forms, generating requests for information and anticipating proposal and scope requirements.
  • Applies material unit prices or allowances and base labor productivities to the estimate.
  • Assists with bid document control and documenting, organizing, and archiving all information relating to the estimate for successful transfer to the project team.
  • Supports a lead bid runner and submitting tenders on bid-day.
  • Documents all information relating to the estimate and archives and organizes such information to transfer to the project team upon successful award.
  • Develops and maintains strong relationships with all stakeholders including lead estimator, lead bid runner, subtrade partners and suppliers.
  • Solicits competitive pricing from subtrade partners and suppliers for pursuit support.

    • Bachelor's degree or diploma in related discipline or trade experience or equivalent.
    • 2 years of progressive experience in construction cost estimating or related field experience is preferred.
    • Successfully led pursuits valued at up to $10 million in various delivery methods.
    • General construction knowledge; understands specifications, drawings, materials, and methods and procedures.
    • Familiar with different delivery methods: hard bid, guaranteed maximum price GMP), unit price, design-build, target prices, and cost reimbursable.
    • Introductory knowledge of key principles involved in bid preparation, including quantity takeoff procedures and systems, subtrade partner procurement, interdepartmental functions, pricing, compensation models, expense philosophy and bid-closing procedures.
    • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with stakeholders including the ability to solicit subtrade partners and suppliers.
    • Working knowledge of estimating software and Microsoft Office Suite, with a strong aptitude for adopting new technology.
      PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.

      The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

      PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. Any salary range displayed by a job board is an estimate. Your salary, which considers your unique qualifications and experience, is just one component of the robust total rewards you'll enjoy at PCL. This may include an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits and wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching, and career development programs.

      Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at ...@pcl.com with the position and location you are interested in.

      Together, we can build success and a better future. Let's get started!

      Employee Status: Regular Full-Time

      Company: PCL Industrial Construction Co.

      Primary Location: Houston, Texas, Katy, Texas

      Job: Estimator

      Requisition: 2450 Associated topics: account, analysis, analyst, bid, cost, estimate, estimator, financial analyst, quote, quotation

Keywords: PCL Construction, Houston , Estimator, Other , Houston, Texas

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