Project Estimator

Baton Rouge, LA
Full Time
Mid Level
Moore Industries is seeking talented and motivated individuals to help grow our Civil construction efforts. Our headquarters is in Baton Rouge, LA, and we have an office in Houston, TX. Moore cares about the development of our teammates, and helps provide a career path of success.

Position: Project Estimator
Location of Employment: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Responsibilities for this position include, but not limited to, the following:
  • Estimating Responsibilities:
  • Develop estimates and required proposal documents for bids/proposals in a timely manner.  Confer with owner, client, engineers, subs, etc. to resolve issues and provide the most comprehensive and cost-effective estimate.
  • Completely comprehend the bid documents to submit RFIs for engineer/architect/owner review in a timely manner.
  • Perform labor, material, general conditions, and equipment take-offs.  This includes identifying indirect and direct costs.
  • Develop positive relationships with clients, subcontractors, and vendors.
  • Create project schedules utilizing Primavera P6 (or Microsoft Project).
  • Assess various approaches to project execution to determine the most cost effective and technically acceptable option.  Develop detailed execution plans to be submitted with proposals.
  • Develop procedures, protocols, and guidelines for future estimates using previous project data.
  • Provide guidance and training for less experienced associates.
  • Be able to provide value engineering options to the estimating team.
  • Determine the technical aspects of the tasks to be carried out using the most efficient schedule sequence.
  • Develop bid tabs through a comprehensive review of all documents, plans, and specifications.
  • Attend meetings as required (i.e. client pre-bid meetings, internal estimate reviews/development, Business Unit meetings)
  • Use internal processes to evaluate incoming bid opportunities and prioritize on bid calendar. Develop request for proposal (RFP) documents for subcontractors and vendors.

Requirements for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Required
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in pre-construction/estimating within the private-industrial and public sectors.
  • Must have strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office. Must have the aptitude to quickly learn new software.
  • Must possess strong leadership, management, and communication skills.
  • Must possess knowledge of relevant local codes and safety regulations as it pertains to the materials, means, and methods of a given construction project. 
  • Must have strong interpersonal communication skills and be able to maintain a healthy working relationship with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Must be capable of simultaneously managing multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Must pass a background check and drug screen.
  • Preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, Engineering, or related field.
    • Experience in civil estimating within the private-industrial and public sectors.
    • Experience in assisting and/or leading estimates involving disciplines such as architectural, mechanical (piping, HVAC), structural, etc. Training and experience with these disciplines will be provided prior to leading non-civil estimates.
    • Hold active TWIC credential.
    • Proficiency in the following software:
      • Sage Timberline
      • On-Screen Takeoff
      • Primavera P6
      • Bluebeam
      • Plan Grid

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $75,000-$90,000


  • 401(k) with company match
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

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