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Gallant Builders LLC Civil Estimator in La Porte, Texas

Position Overview

The Civil Estimator reads specifications, blueprints and apply local, state, and federal requirements to generate project estimates. The position requires creating total cost estimates based on labor, materials, equipment, indirect expenses, overhead and profit (including self-performed and subcontractor work). The Civil Estimator provides creative, cost-effective, safe solutions to solve actual/prospective client challenges and address their needs according to a scope and budget and works to maintain/improve business relationships to enable future business growth.

Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)

  • Explore documentation in order to gain a deep understanding of the project requirements

  • Select, measure, and track important metrics

  • Identify project labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, written specifications, and related documents.

  • Conduct site visits and attend pre-bid meetings to understand the project scope.

  • Conduct review and take-off of blueprints.

  • Calculate the price of time, labor and materials, job specifically, prepare accurate and complete estimates accordingly

  • Prepare time charts to determine the length of time and number of workers needed to efficiently complete mass production, taking into unforeseen circumstances

  • Prepare relevant and reliable forecasts

  • Create schedules that correlate to scope priced

  • Conduct complex risk analysis activities

  • Be available during the construction process when unforeseen circumstances might demand a new estimate for materials and manpower.

  • Sourcing and delivery of materials

  • Maintain trusting relationships with suppliers, customers, and colleagues

    The above listed responsibilities are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    Work Requirements

  • Pass pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check

  • Be able to provide valid documentation for the I-9 Immigration document

  • Display a professional and courteous attitude to co-workers, supervisors, and the general public at all times

  • Report to work at the designated start time

  • Must be willing and able to travel to work sites, which are in different locations around our division on occasion

  • Strictly adhere to safety requirements and procedures

  • Have the willingness to work in a team environment and assist co–workers or supervisors with other duties as required

  • Must have/maintain a valid driver’s license and safe driving record with a Motor Vehicle Record that meets company standards.

  • Must be at least age 18 years of age due to nature of working environment.

    Knowledge/Skill Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of civil construction with hands on experience working with dirt, concrete and structural steel

  • Read and understand complex drawings and blueprints and other construction specifications

  • Proficient in layout, form work and setting bolts; concrete placing and finishing

  • Experience with construction technology, building design, architecture, and surveying

  • Work well with a wide range of people, resolve problems quickly, and share information and experience with staff

  • Problem solving skills, critical thinking are required

  • General knowledge of scheduling software. Primavera P6 or Microsoft Project

  • Must be detail oriented and goal driven


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience estimating civil inside an Industrial work setting with a strong emphasis in concrete

  • Strong communication and organizational skills

  • Experience in Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction document budgets and estimates

    Physical Requirements

  • Frequently required to stand, walk or sit and can remain in stationary positions

  • Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity

  • Continually required to talk or hear

  • Frequently utilize visual acuity to operate equipment, read technical information, and/or use a keyboard

  • Occasionally walks, stoops, kneels, crouches, balances (including on uneven/unstable surfaces)

  • Rarely - Crawls, climbs stairs/ladders, carries/lifts documents/plans & equipment.

    Work Environment

  • Frequently - works in office environment in controlled climate

  • Occasionally - travels to and visits sites and may tolerate exposure to the elements (cold, heat, damp, humidity, rain, snow, ice) and typical construction environment elements (heights, particulates, fumes, etc.)

    General Statement

    The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. Other duties may be assigned as required. Requirements for this job are subject to modification by the Company and its designees, and reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Gallant is an Equal Opportunity Employer