Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction, Texas Sterling Construction Co., and J. Banicki Construction)

Jr Estimator

2 weeks ago
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This is an entry level position that we anticipate requiring training.  Our ideal candidate is a recent or soon to be college graduate with a BS degree in construction management or civil engineering.


Responsible for assisting in preparation of estimates in areas of commercial parking structures, large commercial concrete footings and foundations, concrete paving for highways, heavy civil and highway bridge projects.  Other estimates could include commercial buildings (apartment complex, office buildings, and vertical builds). This position will work closely with Sr Estimator, Project Owners, Vendors, Subcontractors, Project Managers, Accounting and the Chief Estimator.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a requirement of this position as well as meticulous attention to detail. 


  • Review proposal specifications and drawings and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating various statistical data such as quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs per man-hour and equipment costs and applying to complete scope of work.
  • Review/research historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compile summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates.
  • Incorporate historical data into unit and man-hour figures.
  • Participate in developing bid package estimate documents.
  • Maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Create, send and manage subcontractor requests for proposal.
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring materials, etc.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college, technical school or university in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
  • 1 - 2 past internships in heavy civil, commercial building, or road construction
  • 1 - 2 past internships working with sub-contractors
  • 1 - 2 college estimating courses
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent communications to individuals outside the company.  Past similar work experience is preferred.


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