Posted: 6/14/2021
Thompson, OH

R.W. Sidley of Thompson, OH is actively seeking a salaried full-time salary Precast Estimator. There will be an extensive training period by a highly seasoned senior estimator with planned retirement in the near future. We are also seeking input for continuous improvement, leveraging technology, to transition to model based estimation and process improvement - you can get in on the ground floor of the pilot program! Do you like having a mentor? Do you like data analysis? Do you enjoy helping others complete a job? Are you looking to bring your skills to a company that cares about you like family, wants to see you succeed, and gets to know you more than a coworker? Do you like the "small town" feel of Thompson, OH? We are looking for a Precast Estimator who is willing to learn the ins and outs of our company! If this sounds like the job you've been looking for, we want to meet you!

We also offer excellent benefits, including medical, dental vision, a 401(k) plan with up to a 4.5% match, paid vacation and holidays, 100%-company-paid life insurance, 100% company-paid short- and long-term disability, significant employee discounts for all products we sell, weekly pay, and more!

Also eligible for bonus pay (discretionary subject to board approval)!


Established in 1933 as a mining and manufacturing company, we have continued to build our company from our original core products of silica sand and bank gravel. Having grown to several locations across Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania, we provide a range of construction materials and services to countless businesses in the construction industry throughout the Midwest as well as to homeowners in our local areas. We manufacture and supply bulk aggregates, industrial minerals, ready-mix concrete, masonry block products, structural and architectural precast components, and other building supplies.

You don't find a great work culture like ours every day. We have a great family vibe that welcomes positive, hardworking, and friendly people who enjoy being part of a cohesive team. We have an informal work environment but are serious about what we do. Our employees are too busy being productive and building relationships with our customers to get bogged down in office politics. We really care about our employees and that is reflected in the top pay and generous benefits that we offer. We want them to succeed and feel valued. They appreciate that they are treated with respect and not micromanaged. To hear more, be sure to check out our employee reviews on Glassdoor!


  • Preferred that applicants have Certified Professional Estimator certification from ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators)
  • Preferred that applicants have some experience with BIM and 3D Modeling
  • Any experience in construction or precast concrete or a related trade industry is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and verbal formats of English at a professional business level required.
  • Candidates not already residing in Northeast, OH must be willing to relocate.


  • Quantitative "Take-Off" Precast Concrete Product Scope of work from Bid Drawing Documents.
    • FYI: We are planning to transition to model-based estimating utilizing BIM technology. Create 3-D BIM massing models for cost estimation.
  • (Planned transition) Develop and create 3-D BIM massing models for presentation to Customers.
  • Review and analyze bid construction and contractual specifications.
  • Identify Scope of Work, Qualifications and Exclusions.
  • Manage Vendor Pricing: Prepare Invitation for bids, solicit, review, level and summarize.
  • Estimate Manufacturing/Production and Installation costs.
  • Prepare and provide detailed and summarized estimate reports.
  • Review Customer Scope of Work check lists.
  • Reconcile Estimates to Final As-Sold Sales Orders and Company cost coding system for Sales Order Processing.
  • Maintain Bid Calendar and Bid schedules.
  • Track performance metric data.
  • Perform Quick Budget Estimates for Budget / ROM (rough-order-of-magnitude) Pricing.
  • Provide Value Engineering when needed.
  • Support Sales Team as required.
  • Interface with all internal departments for relevant cost data and processes.
  • Other duties as required

While experienced estimators are always welcomed, we can train the right person! Do you have a strong work ethic? Are you known for going above and beyond? Do you have a winning attitude and approachable personality? Do you take pride in your work? If so, you might just be perfect for this entry-level or experienced Precast Estimator job.


This full-time salaried position generally works Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, with some flexibility, depending on projects. This position is not work from home.


We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this entry-level or experienced regional driving job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application We look forward to meeting you!

Posted: 6/1/2021
Bellevue, NE

This job description reflects a general assignment of essential functions; it does not include or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under general direction, estimates project costs and revenues from provided plans and bid packages by obtaining latest material, labor, and subcontract pricing and assigning the quantities of such accordingly.


  • estimate commercial projects
  • utilize standard forecasted pricing ensuring the estimating platform is current
  • prepare professional and binding Project Proposals
  • obtain information necessary to complete estimates and proposals
  • provide input into job complexity, desirability, and other associated information
  • schedule and conduct bid review meetings
  • assign a job number and post current estimates
  • communicate with all persons and groups interested in the bid process
  • contribute to team effort
  • secure confidential and intellectual information
  • perform all occupational safety and hazard procedures in conjunction with essential duties

Knowledge of:

  • sales, bid, accounting (cost categories), scheduling, production processes
  • tax laws, bond procedures
  • precast concrete component design
  • the end product, including its use and tolerances
  • current material pricing
  • plant facilities, casting bed capabilities, overhead costs, etc.
  • appropriate uses and capabilities of our products and services
  • occupational hazards and proper safety precautions

Skills in:

  • efficient use and manipulation of the estimating platform
  • advanced math, organization, documentation, and filing
  • plan reading
  • appropriate software and estimating platforms

Ability to:

  • read drawings and conceptually infer the intent of the designer
  • interpret specifications and verify assumptions
  • obtain information required to prepare accurate bids
  • prioritize to meet all deadlines and maintain professionalism and accuracy
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees;
  • communicate effectively

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Employee may be exposed to:

  • moving mechanical/electrical parts and equipment
  • fumes or airborne particles
  • vibration
  • metal preservatives
  • oils and greases
  • loud noise
  • heat/cold/wet conditions
  • working above ground

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this classification, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, bend or twist; talk and hear, see and focus. The employee may lift and/or move heavy objects, up to and exceeding 50 pounds.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills and abilities of this classification. Must successfully complete and possess all required company training and certification before operating any machinery, equipment or tools. Must be able to work overtime on short notice, which could exceed 8 hours per shift and/or 40 hours per work week.

Qualified candidates may contact: Todd Culp,

Posted: 5/24/2021
Columbus, OH

Prestress Services Industries is looking to hire full-time ESTIMATORS. This position starts at a competitive wage. We also offer generous benefits, including monthly discretionary bonus, medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 9 paid holidays annually, 5 vacation days with the opportunity to earn up to 20 days, and $5,250 of tuition reimbursement annually. If this sounds like the right career opportunity for you, apply today!


Prestress Services Industries is a premier fabricator of bridge products with three facilities located throughout the Midwest. Our corporate office in Columbus, OH is looking for dedicated ESTIMATORS to help build and maintain America's infrastructure. We are currently seeking motivated, detailed, self-starters who desire to join a successful organization of seasoned professionals.

By engaging everyone through teamwork in a culture of continuous improvement, we achieve excellence in safety, quality, performance, and customer service. We offer our team a clearly defined career path with an opportunity to steadily grow their earnings.

The estimator is responsible for developing cost estimates on prestress/precast concrete products for bridge and commercial bid projects. Projects vary in size and scope, based on client needs and requirements.


  1. Review and evaluate requests for estimates.
  2. Prepare a weekly bid calendar and ensure timely completion of estimates.
  3. Generate complete and accurate estimates by performing construction document take-offs. Review construction documents and understand scope of work to bid.
  4. Obtain pricing for materials and subcontractor services.
  5. Engage in pre-bid meetings to evaluate material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead costs.
  6. Apply cost data where predetermined standard(s) are not available.
  7. Inform immediate supervisor of any observed inaccuracy, omission or discrepancy.
  8. Develop and maintain resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
  9. Attends departmental meetings as required.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or five to eight years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, construction management, or related field preferred.
  • Bridge and commercial estimating and/or prestress/precast concrete industry experience (suggested)


This full-time position typically works Monday - Friday, 8am start.


We understand your time is valuable and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this job, please fill out our initial mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Posted: 3/4/2021
Salt Lake City, UT

Forterra is seeking a qualified full-time Estimator for its Salt Lake City, UT location.  The Estimator is responsible for project bids along with generating shop drawings and layouts for precast concrete projects. This position supports all aspects of a safe working environment by following organizational policies, processes, procedures and OSHA requirements.  Forterra Structural Precast is the premier structural and architectural precast concrete manufacturer in Utah, Idaho, and surrounding states. 

Essential Functions:

  • Safety
    • Comply with all safety regulations, and adhere to company OSHA safety guidelines at all times.  Promote a safe work environment for all team members, vendors and customers.
    • Must be able to follow all appropriate safety practices.
    • Actively participate in plant safety program and perform regular safety STOP audits.
  • Administer FSP estimating program.
    • Navigate program/printing estimate sheets.
    • Entering take-offs/project information.
    • Completing estimate  sheets appropriately placing costs for NOS sheets. Writing NOS’s and doing Oracle conversions.
    • Editing/revising existing estimates.
    • Enter job cost and price data into Salesforce.
  • Ability to read and understand specifications and contract documents (i.e. Precast spec’s, referenced spec’s, and guide spec’s, military, DOT, food processing, hospital, and mining spec’s, military, DOT).
  • Print bid documents. Obtain logins for Isqft, Smartbid, Dodge, etc.
    • Navigate posted bid search engines and research for addenda.
    • Research and obtain needed in-house information and pricing. (i.e. production and steel labor hours. Yarding, hauling, and erection considerations scheduling impacts).
    • Research out-of-house information and pricing. Establish a database of vendors (i.e. crane, engineering, hardware, foam, etc)
    • Convert competing systems to precast.  Distinguish between high-value and low-value conversion opportunities.  Demonstrate ability to fill in the blanks without grossly overshooting.
    • Estimate a project with no documents.
      • Demonstrate the ability to envision and quantify a qualified estimate
    • Write proposals and qualifying proposal terms.
    • Maintain estimate log and competition tracking current, update estimating log, and track competition pricing.
    • Follow established FSP procedures plan.
      • Describe and follow each step in the FSP estimating process.
  • Estimate costs within -2% to +5% of actual. Monthly job closings and provide updates.
  • Research outside engineering and erection pricing on all projects along with quotes of other significant material cost items.
  • Ensure all job specifications and instructions to bidders are thoroughly reviewed prior to estimating a project. Require salesmen to obtain and also review such if they exist before estimating job
  • Assist Sales team with booking budgeted revenue goals.
  • Familiar with production and erection procedures and practices.
  • Regular, timely attendance to meet organizational needs in an efficient and effective manner.
  • Any other miscellaneous tasks assigned by management at any given time and in any given area.


  • Associates degree in construction management, drafting, or similar program
  • Three to five years of experience in estimating costs for construction; preferably with architectural and structural precast products
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and database systems. Drafting software experience is a plus (ACAD and Blue beam). 
  • Ability to read and understand plans and specifications.
  • Works as an effective and proactive team player; understands the importance of supporting our customers and sales team.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Must possess organization, prioritization and proactive problem solving skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills and ability to present oneself and communicate in a professional, positive, and courteous manner at all times with customers and all levels of employees.
  • Demonstrated a positive attitude, strong work ethic and dedication.

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