Construction Estimator

Job published on 12th of December
Job location
Houston TX
Job industry Commercial
Job type Full Time
Experience level
Work years Minimum 7 years
There are training courses available for this job

Employments benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental / Vision Insurance
  • Basic Life / Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Short-and Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary (Group Term) Life Insurance (AD&D)

  • Paid time off for vacation
  • Paid sick days

  • Company matching 401k

About the Job

Golden Sands was founded in 1988 on the solid building blocks of quality, integrity and personal accountability. Today, we serve the commercial general contracting needs of the nation’s largest financial institutions, one of the Southeast’s primary sports venues, and a steadily growing list of prestigious clients including leading U.S. nuclear power utilities and the U.S. Navy. We are called on for the toughest challenges because of our relentless determination, adaptable nature and our unstoppable people. We have earned a reputation for our innovative responses to client demands, scalable program development and expertise in time-sensitive deliveries. Our services include new construction, tenant improvements, major and minor renovations. Golden Sands also has dedicated service and disaster recovery departments.

Golden Sands is a full-service general contractor with national reach. Headquartered in Miami, we have operating offices in California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia, from which we provide national coverage with local level service. Golden Sands is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise and a Carbon Neutral Company.

We are actively seeking an Estimator to assume full responsibility for assigned projects. Working as a team with the different departments.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve project issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction.
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.


  • 7-10 years of commercial construction management experience required; 5+ years of MEP experience and knowledge and contacts across all trades
  • Associates degree in Construction Management preferred
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel; Basic proficiency with MS Word, OS X, Power Point, Outlook, Google Apps
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as blueprints and construction drawings, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Strong conceptual estimating skills
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed, entrepreneurial environment

Career Pathway & Training

At Golden Sands General Contractors, we believe that people are the most important component of any business. It is the people who tell the true story of what that business stands and the people who determine what can be achieved.

We have created a culture based on trust, respect, and integrity. We encourage and trust our people to always reach higher, learn more, and live up to their potential. We are committed to hiring extraordinary people and engaging them with challenging and rewarding opportunities and careers. We have a solid history of investing in our employees by providing a collaborative team-based environment that encourages growth across all levels and positions.

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