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Cost Estimator

Houston, TX 77093

Posted: 05/08/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Function: Manufacturing Job Number: 18338 Pay Rate: $55,000-$85,000


Cost Estimator

A leading gear and machining company in Texas, is looking for a forward-thinking Estimator. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  

Compensation: $55,000-$85,000


  • Review and evaluate cost estimates for the company
  • Assist in the development of relationships with current and new vendors
  • Custom quoting for blanks, grinding, milling, drilling, hobbing, shaper cutting, and gear grinding.
  • Identify and establish target pricing levels for standard materials
  • Prepare estimates, purchase orders, take offs with bid sets, and customer quotes in detail for all products
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates
  • Understand scope of work to bids and projects
  • Manage bid pricing from all vendors
  • Prepare Cost Analysis
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and subcontractors
  • Perform assigned work in company ERP system.
  • Help and participate in inside sales as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • 5+ years equivalent experience in centralized estimating. Construction or civil background preferred (dirt, concrete, etc.)
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) & organizational skills are a must for this role. Bilingual ability is a plus.
  • Extensive background in performing quotes, take offs, bids, evaluations and more
  • Proficient in MS Office, ERP systems, and other related software
  • Ability to multitask, meet strict deadlines, and manage estimates with multiple projects/clients
  • Possess the ability interact and build relationships with clients, contractors, and other related personnel.

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks or your application.

Ashley Courtney

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