Saulsbury Industries

Lead Power Estimator

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 7 months ago(8/31/2017 12:47 PM)
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Project Controls


Senior estimator covering all aspects of estimating for Saulsbury’s Dallas office.  This includes both direct and indirect estimates, quantity take offs, unit rates, wage rates, material dollars, capital equipment, subcontracts, change management support, project benchmarking, proposal support, and project management support.


  • Develop and maintain project estimates as assigned including drawing takeoff and input to MC2
  • Develop unit rates for power, nuclear, and maintenance projects
  • Understand the project/program, customer, and RFQ requirements
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Gather first-hand information from sites, warehouses or other venues
  • Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times etc.
  • Use software for data analysis, forecasting and budgeting
  • Obtain and review offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
  • Perform risk analysis
  • Create, present, and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions etc.)
  • Build relationships with key vendors (subcontractors, suppliers, engineers etc.)
  • Provide consultation on planning (schedules, manpower needs etc.)
  • Other duties as assigned



  • 10-15 years of experience in Power and EPC industry
  • Multi discipline construction field experience highly preferred
  • Proven experience as estimator or similar position
  • Advanced knowledge of cost engineering work process, procedures, and techniques
  • Specific knowledge of the following areas are preferred for the position:
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • In depth knowledge of research and data analysis methods and estimation formulas
  • Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Proficient in relevant software (Timberline, MC2, HCSS HeavyBid, etc.)
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • BSc/BA in engineering, construction science or relevant discipline
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) will be an asset
  • Advanced understanding of EPC industry practices, processes, and standards and their impact on project activities
  • Occasional travel required for jobsite visits
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional, ethical, and team player willing to grow with the company


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