Estimating Manager - HIRING

General Information
Location  17043 Joor Road
Suite A
Zachary, LA 70791
United States
Employee Type  Exempt
Job Category  Estimating
Minimum Experience  8 Years
Required Degree  4 Year Degree
Manage Others  Yes


Trade Construction Company, LLC is currently seeking a Estimating Manager that will be responsible for overseeing our estimating services for the purpose of delivering safe, cost-effective and quality estimates for both our Shop and Construction services.



  • Gathering and log in of all client/owner provided bid packages.
  • Assign and coordinate necessary individuals’ to attend pre-bid meetings  
  • Analyze Drawings, Scope of Work, specifications, and related documents
  • Determine preliminary estimated project value
  • Submit intent to bids
  • Determine style of contract – (ex. Lump sum, cost reimbursable/fixed fee, T & M, etc.)
  • Provide project feedback to Management & Business Development Group
  • Assign and review package with Project Estimators
  • Coordinate with Operations in determining project execution strategy
  • Coordinate proposal deliverables and project specific information with other company groups such as Safety & QA/QC  
  • Coordinate project specific schedule requirements with Scheduling team – follow up with final schedule logic/durations/man power requirements
  • Assist Estimators with setting up proper sort codes when performing takeoffs
  • Check Quantity takeoffs for accuracy    
  • Assist in determining accurate labor productivities, crew make-ups and labor rates
  • Assist in developing necessary project organizational charts, equipment utilization, indirect labor, & temporary facility requirements
  • Perform daily rounds within the estimating group to measure takeoff/estimate/proposal progress & provide routine guidance/answer questions   
  • Set up necessary estimate review meetings with Management
  • Assist Estimator with reviewing and modifying proposal clarifications
  • Assist Estimators in completing cost breakdowns once estimates are completed. 
  • Check final draft of Proposal and Submit proposals once they are completed
  • Follow up with clients on status of project awards  
  • Maintaining and updating proposal status reports
  • Maintain above items based on the circulation of new bid packages
  • Attend project kick-off meetings with our Operations Team and Client/Owner when required
  • Assist with project set-up after project award, assuring smooth transfer of estimate/contract strategy information to Operations
  • Coordinate Estimating assistance for larger project specific related change orders, Bid vs. IFC’s, or True-ups



  • Degree in industrial related field is preferred
  • 8 to 10 years of experience in similar environment
  • Detailed knowledge of estimating fundamentals
  • Proven Managerial skills
  • Demonstrated skills in written and verbal communication, formal letters, speaking in front of large groups
  • Working knowledge of personal computers and software applications - proficient in Excel 
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting various types of construction drawings and specifications
  • Excellent organizational, planning and time management
  • General understanding of Fixed Price, Time & Material, and Unit contract pricing mechanisms
  • High Energy, Self-motivated and proactive by nature
  • Demonstrated negotiating and decision making skills