North Little Rock, AR

Estimator Trainee

We are seeking a Junior Estimator to join our team at our North Little Rock, AR location. This role requires someone who can accurately assess the cost of a project and determine if it is feasible for our organization to take on. Additionally, the candidate must be knowledgeable about our competitive advantages and able to effectively communicate them during the bidding process to give us an edge.


  • Prepare cost estimates and proposals for bid projects involving structural steel, as well as cost estimates for change orders on awarded projects.
  • Create and execute a plan for conducting a thorough material and labor take-off based on structural and architectural design drawings.
  • Take the lead on complex projects and act as the team leader for the estimating department.
  • Review and ensure the completeness of project drawings and specifications, then distribute them to estimators assigned to the project.
  • Maintain and cultivate strong relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Obtain pricing for specialty items not available in the estimating software database.
  • Generate estimate summaries and cost recap sheets using Excel.
  • Develop initial connection designs based on provided member capacities and loads.
  • Collaborate with the Production Department to review and update estimating standards.
  • Be willing to work overtime when necessary to meet bid deadlines.


  • Hold a bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or a relevant technical field.
  • Possess at least 3 years of experience in the steel industry.
  • Demonstrate a strong familiarity with steel fabrication processes, techniques, and advanced knowledge of construction elements such as welding and constructability.
  • Have the ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex design documents and specifications.
  • Show excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple projects concurrently.
  • Work effectively as part of a team.
  • Exhibit proficiency in using Excel and preliminary connection design.
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