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Zachry Construction Corporation Senior Estimator - Heavy Highway in Katy, Texas

Extraordinary commitment runs deep at Zachry. Here, dedicated men and women have the opportunity to work on challenging projects alongside those who value innovation and support team efforts in all our endeavors. We take care of our team members as family, within a culture of service where we do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. Our core values are at the center of every decision we make:

Every Person Matters ®

Together We Can Do Great Things ®

This Is More Than a Job ®

Job Summary

Senior Estimators are responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of estimates for heavy highway, road, and bridge project bids and proposals and will also be involved in the day-to-day activities of construction.

Essential Functions

  • Assist the estimating team through the estimating process

  • Have the ability to develop a green sheet and delegate estimating assignments to the team

  • Review plans and specifications

  • Develop thorough, timely, and accurate estimates

  • Visit projects to understand site conditions/restrictions

  • Assure the team's take-offs are accurate

  • Review and incorporate historical data from subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc., into unit and man-hour figures

  • Coordinating with subcontractors about the prospective project

  • Work on a preliminary project schedule based on the information provided in the plans and specifications utilizing Primavera P6

  • Work with the team to close the estimate

    This job summary is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this position. The job summary is not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position.

    Required Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years of experience as an Estimator working in all aspects of large heavy/highway construction projects (Structures, Bridges, Underground, Earthwork, and Concrete Paving)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or a similar discipline is preferred

  • Previous field operations experience is a plus

  • Experience with collaborating with the owner, contractors, and other project team members to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility

  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Hard Dollar and Primavera P6 experience is strongly preferred

  • Additional working knowledge preferred but not required: Terra Model, Bluebeam, Auto Cad, Microstation, and HCSS (Heavy Bid)

  • Flexibility with relocation for assigned projects

    Benefits and EOE

    Zachry offers an industry-leading benefits package for our employees and their families.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance

  • 401k, Paid leave, and Bonus Program

  • Company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • For additional company information, please visit www.zachrycorp.com

    Zachry Construction Corporation performs heavy civil work throughout the United States, and relocation is sometimes required for continuous employment opportunities.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

    Notice to Staffing Agencies

Zachry Construction Corporation and its subsidiaries (Zachry) will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zachry, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zachry mailing address or email address, directly to Zachry employees, or to Zachry’s resume database will be considered Zachry property. Zachry will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Zachry will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Zachry’s recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid, fully executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Zachry will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Zachry’s Human Resources Representative or his/her designee. No other Zachry employee is authorized to bind Zachry to any agreement regarding placement of candidates by Agency.