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Jr. Construction Estimator

Progressive Commercial Aquatics
Houston, Texas 77073
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Jr. Construction Estimator
Progressive Commercial Aquatics

Progressive Commercial Aquatics has been building a reputation in the Aquatics industry since 1982. Growing from a family pool service company to a premier builder of commercial swimming pools, fountains, and water features throughout Texas. Progressive is prequalified by the most reputable aquatic designers in the world and trusted by owners and operators across Texas to deliver high quality projects and services with real care and craftmanship.

Progressive builds aquatic landmarks that include competition pools, leisure & hospitality, waterparks, and even fountains. We strive to not only build pools, but to build relationships with our clients and support our projects long term.

Progressive Commercial Aquatics is currently seeking a full time Jr. Estimator to join our growing team. The Jr. Estimator will support and work with Senior Estimators/preconstruction teams to review project plans, requirements and specifications. The Jr. Estimator will perform take-offs, pricing and bidding of construction projects while adhering to Progressive Commercial Aquatics’ standards.

Responsibilities will be:

  • Assemble accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner for Hard Build and Design-Build projects.
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Manage the development of the initial project execution, logistics plans, and schedule with the project manager.
  • Organize sub-contractors’ quotations, negotiate to insure quotes meet contract documents and issue proper documented purchase orders.
  • Complete Budgeting during the design phase. Monitor progress and identify any potential risks.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with sub-contractors, supplies and clients to ensure competitiveness.
  • Oversee the review, analysis, and selection of all subcontractor and vendor proposal solicitations and quotation selection.
  • Participate in successful project development of a procurement plan and secure all major material purchases and subcontractor agreements.
  • Perform research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services with the construction manager to increase competitiveness.
  • Perform site visits on pursuits and ongoing projects, attend industry trade and outreach events if needed.
  • Communicate with Business Development regarding new and current projects.

Essential Skills:

  • Engineering knowledge such as knowledge of procedures equipment and project designing.
  • Excellent mathematics skills
  • Basic knowledge about building and construction
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints a must
  • Ability to work well individually as well as in a team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Proven self-starter with demonstrated ability to make decisions, multi-task, and meet strict deadlines
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Position may include working outside of normal working hours as necessary.
  • Ability to travel to construction sites as needed
  • Ability to maintain composure, discretion and confidentiality at all times


  • Experience in construction estimating
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and estimating software
Salary: $41,000 or DOE 


Posted: 2020-06-26 Expires: 2020-07-10

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