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Cost Estimator TX

Job Title: Cost Estimator Job Category: Craft Workers
Department/Group: Operations Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Midland, TX Date posted: Click here to enter a date.
Job Description
General Purpose: 

Prepare cost estimates for manufacturing, construction projects, or engineering services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of construction or service.

Roles & Responsibilities

·         Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction supervision to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues

·         Analyze blueprints, construction drawings and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates

·         Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors

·         Confer with engineers, designers, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates

·         Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work

·         Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project

·         Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops

·         Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures

·         Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction

·         Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to construct or sub-contract components

·         Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors

·         Establish and maintain tendering process, and conduct negotiations

·         Work within company policy as outlined in the Employee Handbook and in compliment with Safety Manual and OSHA Safety rules

·         Perform other duties as assigned

Required Education:

·         Bachelor’s degree  or similar field of study or work equal experience

Required Experience:

·         3 or more years of formal estimating experience on industrial projects

Required Skills/Licenses/Certifications:

·         Critical thinking

·         Communication at multiple levels

·         Decision making

·         Resource management

·         Piping/Oil & Gas Estimating Experience

·         Able to read drawings and perform takeoffs

·         Proficient with Microsoft Office Products

·         Field Experience a plus

·         B2W or Similar Estimating Software Experience a plus

Pre-Employment Requirements:

All candidates must pass a pre employment physical examination, drug / alcohol screen, hold a valid driver’s license, pass a motor vehicle record check and be insurable through KSI’s insurance carrier, criminal background check and E-verify as a condition of successful consideration for employment.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Depending on the phase of the job, all personnel are required to work in conditions where physical demands can consist of placing one’s body in various positions to inspect and to accomplish certain tasks such as:

·         Sitting

·         Standing

·         Squatting

·         Raising and Lowering objects from one level to another

·         Carrying objects, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder

·         Grasping objects with the use of fingers, palm and wrists to hold/and or manipulate objects (hammers, saws, pencils, pens etc,)

·         Pulling ie. Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves toward the force (includes jerking)

·         Pushing ie. Exerting force upon an object so that the object moves away from the force (includes slapping, striking, kicking and treadle actions)

·         Bending at the waist, stooping, working in a supine position, twisting seated or standing

Some of these physical requirements will range from seldom, frequent to constant depending on the task.


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