Cost Estimator

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LOCATION: Houston, Texas

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FLEXIBILITY: Hybrid/Onsite

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SALARY: $90,000 - $110,000

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SALARY: $90,000 - $110,000

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POSTED: May 1, 2024

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JOB TYPE: Direct Hire

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JOB ID: 28815

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Location: Houston,
Title:  Cost Estimator

Inceed has partnered with a great company to help find a skilled Cost Estimator to join their team!

A Cost Estimator plays a crucial role in the planning, design, and pricing of bids for upcoming projects. This will be a collaborative environment where mentors and coaches support each other in learning and sharing knowledge. As a Cost Estimator, you will be responsible for creating execution plans and developing cost estimates for significant dredging projects.


  1. Conduct detailed cost estimates for entire projects, considering materials, labor, equipment, and overhead costs.

  2. Analyze project specifications, drawings, and other documentation to accurately assess project requirements.

  3. Collaborate with project managers and engineering teams to understand project scope and specifications.

  4. Leverage operational knowledge to develop accurate and realistic cost estimates for operations.

  5. Stay informed about the latest industry trends, technological advancements, and cost-effective solutions relevant to projects.

  6. Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to gather information and insights necessary for precise cost estimation.

  7. Attend pre-bid meetings and site visits to gain a comprehensive understanding of project requirements.

  8. Demonstrate proficiency in preparing hard bid project estimates, ensuring competitiveness and compliance with project specifications.

  9. Provide detailed breakdowns of estimated costs and justifications for each component in hard bid submissions.

  10. Assist in the development and management of project budgets, ensuring alignment with estimated costs.

  11. Collaborate with the finance team to track actual costs against estimated costs throughout project execution.

  12. Identify opportunities for cost-saving measures and value engineering to enhance project profitability.

  13. Contribute to the continuous improvement of the company's estimating processes and methodologies.

Perks & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus program.

  • 401(k) program with immediate vesting and company matching of up to 6% of employee contributions.

  • Annual profit-sharing contributions to 401(k) accounts based on company performance.

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription, Life, and Disability insurance plans

If you are interested in learning more about the Cost Estimator opportunity, please submit your resume for consideration. Our client is unable to provide sponsorship at this time.

We are Inceed, a staffing and direct placement firm who believes in the possibility of something better. Our mission is simple: We’re here to help every person, whether client, candidate, or employee, find and secure what’s better for them.

Inceed is an equal opportunity employer. Inceed prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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