Project Estimator

Henkel Construction Company - Ames, IA (30+ days ago)3.7


Job Type: Full-Time
Minimum Years of Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Willing to Travel
Speciality: Commercial,Industrial,Institutional
Must be Authorized to Work in the US


Our goal is to be the Owner s choice for construction services based on our professionalism, performance, dedication, and teamwork. We are committed to our employees and do our best to provide them with safe working environments where new ideas and growth are encouraged. In addition, we are dedicated to community service, as a company and as individuals.

We were awarded the top safety awards from Master Builders of Iowa/Iowa OSHA. Henkel received the Outstanding Safety Achievement Award, Safety Professional Award, and Safety Champion award. In addition Henkel Construction was the winner of Master Builders of Iowa Masters Award for projects $5 million to $10 million.


Responsible for the completing complete estimates for assigned projects of small to large complexity either directly or through supervisory personnel.


Prepare estimate by calculating complete quantity survey of the scope of work. This is accomplished either manually or by using the Timberline estimating software applications (including use of the digitizer). This activity includes reviewing the contract bidding documents (plans, specifications, and addenda).
Coordinate the total estimating effort relevant to particular bid/project assigned. This includes notification by written or verbal communication to vendors and subcontractors prior to bid day, receiving verbal and written bids, making necessary callbacks to vendors, and/or delivering bids (some travel may be required).
Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend prebid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and workhour figures.
Interface with owner, architect/engineer, and subcontractors/vendors to provide necessary information for a complete, informed estimate.
Assist supervisor on bid day.
Interface with project managers, purchasing agents, other estimators, field superintendents and foreman as needed.
Maintain and organize current individual estimate files.
Auxiliary duties include updating, maintaining and organizing the Timberline estimating software program, including the digitizer; and files for the digital camera.
May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
Perform additional assignments per supervisor s direction.


Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.

Accurate – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.

Adaptability – Ability to adapt to change in the workplace.

Analytical Skills – Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.

Communication, Oral – Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.

Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.

Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.

Goal Oriented – Ability to focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.

Honesty/Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace.

Initiative – Ability to make decisions or take actions to solve a problem or reach a goal.

Interpersonal – Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.

Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.

Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems.

Reliability – The trait of being dependable and trustworthy.

Time Management – Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.

Working Under Pressure – Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Accident Insurance

Life Insurance

Retirement Benefit

Profit sharing


Paid Vacation

Paid Sick Time

Bonus program

Assistance for continuing education

Employee recruitment bonus

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