The McShane Companies

  • Senior Estimator

    Job Location US-TX-Austin
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/9/2019 2:19 PM)
    Job ID
    Construction Management
  • Overview

    Cadence McShane Construction is seeking an experienced Senior Estimator. The Senior Estimator will work closely with our Pre Construction team on all aspects of the bid process to help ensure successful bids and new projects. This position is based in our Austin, TX office and reports to the Preconstruction Manager.



    • Assemble, qualify, maintain, and monitor a qualified bidders list for all trades.
    • Take lead, establish bid teams, and put together Competitive Sealed Proposals for submittal.
    • Review, interpret, and accurately estimate the scope of assigned projects as described in the project documents.
    • Develop trade specific scope sheets for each bid package on assigned projects.
    • Develop conceptual budget estimates based on preliminary project information.
    • Develop detailed budget estimates by performing accurate quantity take off per contract documents, and provide pricing inputs from subcontractors/vendors.
    • Solicit and follow-up subcontractor/vendor bids or quotations.
    • Assemble and analyze subcontractor/vendor bids or quotations, and prepare subcontractor analysis sheets for each trades.
    • Aid the Pre Construction department with all items required to submit bids.
    • Compile and maintain current and historic market rates and unit pricing.


    • B.S. in Construction Management, Construction Science, Construction Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and field experience.
    • 7+ years overall estimating experience, preferably with K-12 and Commercial projects.
    • Must have thorough competency in On-Screen Takeoff, BlueBeam, or similar estimating software.
    • Strong skills and experience using Microsoft Excel.
    • Ability to proactively identify problems and propose possible solutions.




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