Richard Construction Inc. (RCI) is seeking an experienced Electrical and Instrumentation (E&I) Estimator.

Position Summary

E&I Estimator experienced in instrument and electrical projects for the following but not limited to: industrial facilities, power plants, refineries, and pipeline construction projects.

Job Description:

  • Attend Pre-Bid Meetings and Bid Walks to confirm requisite takeoffs of any Request for Quotations (RFQs) 
  • Prepare complete and detailed take-offs utilizing Trimble-Accubid estimating software
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including information on pricing from suppliers obtained through direct contact, previous RFQ's, price lists, software uploads, etc.
  • Support other department personnel as required; may include assisting with estimates in other disciplines
  • May review design conditions and recommend the best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or available materials
  • Interface with Clients
  • May provide support to field operations regarding electrical estimates
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction



  • Minimum of 3 to 10 years experience of construction estimating
  • Familiarity with Trimble-Accubid software
  • Working knowledge of electrical installation, instrumentation installation, estimating techniques, and cost controls
  • Ability to interpret computerized costs data and systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work and successfully meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills
  • Must have a stable work history
  • Previous management of supervisory experience
  • Must follow all company and site rules and regulations 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in industrial construction projects
  • Strong E&I background on industrial construction projects
  • Ability to work with others - Team player
  • Good communication skills
  • Commitment to Richard values, safety rules, and regulations

Reports to Position:

  • This position will report directly to the E&I Estimating Manager

Physical Requirements:

  • Employee will be required to adhere to large amounts of standing, walking, bending, squatting, and lifting
  • WIll use arms and hands to signal, grab, hold, turn, and push or pull objects such as materials, controls, and tools
  • Will be required to lift, carry and move objects up to 50 lbs in weight
  • Will work at heights, climb ladders and stairways, and capable of occasional work off of platforms/scaffolding using the appropriate fall protection requirements
  • Will be required to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) including but not limited to: hard hat, safety glasses/goggles, earplugs/muffs, safety vests, gloves, steel toe/safety toe boots, and masks/respirators

Work Environment:

  • This position primarily is performed from RCI's E&I Construction Office in Huffman, TX, but may be posted temporarily on project sites, when required. Field site visits will be required regularly.

RCI is dedicated in providing a SAFE and Drug Free environment.

RCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

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