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Integrated Water Services is looking for an entry-level estimator that wants to make a difference by delivering clean water to people in the three (3) regions where we currently are focused in, California, Texas and the Mountain Regions. A junior estimator works with the Estimating Team to review the contract documents and prepare accurate cost estimates.


 Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Become familiar with the Contract Documents which are the plans, specifications, addenda, and other documents, such as: geotechnical reports, as-built drawings, etc.
  • Complete quantity takeoffs for assigned divisions of work in accordance with the plans and specifications.
  • Estimate labor, material, equipment, subcontractor, and other costs associated with the different aspects of work by quantifying the work and building the estimate using crew and unit costs entered in the estimating software to generate an accurate estimate.
  • Communicate with subcontractors and suppliers by inviting them to bid the projects actively being pursued.
  • Following up with subcontractors and suppliers to verify the current interest in bidding and communicating any questions they may have by creating Requests for Information (RFI’s).
  • Analyze addendums issued by the Owner/Engineer and determine the changes in scopes required by subcontractors and suppliers and communicating those changes to them.
  • Receiving scopes and quotes from subcontractors and suppliers and verifying if they are complete or not and adjusting the estimate for inclusions and exclusions.
  • Assisting the team to develop a basic bid schedule used to validate the Owner/Engineers allowance of time, and to determine requirements for manpower and construction equipment.
  • Develop good relationships with subcontractors and suppliers so they want to work with Integrated Water Services again.

Educational and Experience Requirements:


  • A degree in Construction Management or related study or in pursuit of one for interns.
  • Knowledge of general construction practices is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of PC, construction and business software including scheduling, estimating, spreadsheets and word processing is beneficial.
  • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Internet searches.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and ability to proof your own work and work of others.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to take initiative, use good judgment, demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and follow-up and carry multiple projects through to completion.

Skills for Junior Estimator

The job skills required for Junior Estimator include Construction Management, Bidding, Scheduling, Time Management, Attention to Detail,and Verbal Communication etc. Having related job skills and expertise will give you an advantage when applying to be a Junior Estimator. That makes you unique and can impact how much salary you can get paid. Below are job openings related to skills required by Junior Estimator. Select any job title you are interested in and start to search job requirements.

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Career Path for Junior Estimator

The following is the career advancement route for Junior Estimator positions, which can be used as a reference in future career path planning. As a Junior Estimator, it can be promoted into senior positions as a Capacity Planning Supervisor that are expected to handle more key tasks, people in this role will get a higher salary paid than an ordinary Junior Estimator. You can explore the career advancement for a Junior Estimator below and select your interested title to get hiring information.