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Sr Estimator / Estimator - TX

Company Description

Dragados is a member of ACS Group’s Construction Division. ACS Group has earned worldwide recognition as an expert in the promotion, development, construction and management of infrastructures and services. The group shows a lasting commitment to contributing to the development of the countries in which it has a presence by bringing about improvements in their well-being and sustainable growth through:

• The development of infrastructures, civil engineering, industrial installations, energy plants, telecommunications systems and wastewater treatment plants;

• The provision of services for the purpose of the comprehensive management of urban, logistic and industrial infrastructures;

• Active participation in the sectors essential to the economic and social development of any developed country, such as infrastructures and energy.

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Job Location:  Houston, Texas



Pulice Construction, Inc., a heavy civil contractor, is seeking Estimators of various levels for our Houston office.  These positions will work with preconstruction/ business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications for large heavy civil projects. These positions require extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles.  The Chief Estimator shall oversee all estimation, ensure all work is followed and performed correctly and accurately, and have extensive experience in the Texas market.



  • Oversee and review project plans, requirements, and specifications.

  • Have demonstrated abilities to work with a team of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate.

  • Determine labor and equipment costs.

  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.

  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.

  • Understand project logistics and project schedule.

  • Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.

  • Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.

  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)

  • Perform certain post-bid buyouts.

  • Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, and Engineers.

  • Serve as company interface with Owner

  • Responsible for developing leadership, motivation, and communication with owners, subcontractors and project team.

  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management

  • Sr. Estimator or equivalent with 15 years of construction experience

  • Sr. Estimators & Estimators – Min. 5 years exp. as Sr. Project Manager, Estimator or equivalent with 10 years of construction experience

  • Private and public works sector experience required

  • Experience working on large multi-million dollar projects exceeding 100 million dollars.

  • Effective presentation skills

  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office

  • Proficient knowledge of estimating software (HCSS preferred); Agtek experience a plus

  • Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles

  • Familiarity of all aspects of horizontal and infrastructure projects

  • Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and ability to multi-task

  • Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


    Pre-employment background check and drug screening required.

    EOE Women/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled

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