Classic Industrial Services is dedicated to providing high-quality industrial construction services. We have been in business for over 25 years and our current area of focus includes industrial insulation, coatings, scaffolding, siding, heat trace and refractory services. 


Senior Estimator


Job Title:                                                Senior Estimator

Department:                                           Gulf Coast

Reports to:                                              Branch Manager



Position Summary

Main goal of this position is to determine the most economical pricing for the scope of work in accordance with customer's specification and project requirements. This includes quantitative take-off work, understanding specifications, securing material prices, developing estimated costs, proposal work and customer relationships.


Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

    • Read and comprehend bid inquiries, specifications, isometrics, drawings, technical specifications and contract requirements.
    • Perform accurate quantitative take-offs for all crafts
    • Develop an accurate estimated cost which includes understanding project requirements, securing material prices, generating material and labor unit prices, cost extensions and summarizing costs for presentation to Management Team (President, Operation Manager, Vice President of Estimating, Project Manager, etc.)
    • Generate a comprehensive proposal including all information requested by the customer's inquiry. Use appropriate alternates to supplement base bid.
    • Communicate with subcontractors, material and equipment suppliers, and internal team members as needed before and after proposal submittal.
    • Communicate with customer to clarify unclear scope of work
    • Have sufficient organization and time management skills to work on several estimates to meet due dates.
    • When work is awarded, attend kick-off meeting between estimating, project management and construction departments once a project is secured to insure a smooth transition from estimating to project management to construction.

Duties & Tasks:

    • Attend pre-bid and pre-award meetings.
    • Perform accurate quantitative take-offs utilizing estimating software (MIKE, Blue Beam, etc.).
    • Secure material prices.
    • Generate unit prices.
    • Summarize estimated cost for presentation to Management Team.
    • Comprehend bid inquiries, specification, drawings and contracts.
    • Generate comprehensive proposal to customer's requirements.
    • Communicate with customer before and after proposal submitted.
    • Complete Owner / Customer Score Cards, RFP Score Cards and Job Approval Slip.
    • Project kick-off meeting with Project & Construction Management.
    • Attend Monthly Operation Reviews (MOR’s).


Other Criteria:

    • Demonstrate good judgment in investigating problems.
    • Maintain cooperative working relationship with supervisors and other employees.
    • Recognize and deal with priorities.
    • Not abusing or taking advantage of personal days off.
    • Provide proper notification of absence.
    • Reporting to work on time.
    • Maintaining a well-groomed, professional appearance appropriate for the position and situation.
    • Tactfully handle difficult situations.


Measure of Performance:

    • Accurate quantitative take-offs.
    • Accurate "estimated" costs.
    • Quality proposal completed on schedule.





                                Required:            High School Degree or Equivalent

                                Preferred:          Bachelor's Degree in Construction Science, Engineering or related technical field 


                                Required:            None


                               Preferred:          None


                                Required:            Five years in the construction business, much of which has been in the Industrial Construction soft craft.

                                Preferred:           Eight years of actual field experience in the insulation industry.  


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of reading and interpreting specifications, isometrics, drawings, and contracts. Strong background in math and writing skills are required for bid accuracy and proposal work. Must possess time management and organizational skills to handle several estimates within same time frame.


Physical Requirements:

  • Walk (move, Traverse) Frequently 
  • Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (operate, activate, use, prepare, inspect, place, detect position) Frequently
  • Climb (stairs, ladders) or balance (ascend/descend, work atop, traverse) Frequently
  • Talk/hear (communicate, detect, converse with, discern, convey, express oneself, exchange information) Constantly
  • See (detect, determine, perceive, identify, recognize, judge, observe, inspect, estimate, asses) Constantly
  • Reaching: Often


Working Conditions


Primarily in controlled temperature office. Visits to jobsites and customer's offices should be expected throughout the year.


Disclaimer: This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.


Classic is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability and/or protected veteran status in accordance with governing law.


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