Union Erectors Careers



Prepare pricing estimates on new projects and estimate prices on change orders on existing contracts.

Read and understand job bid instructions, detailed specifications, prepare a take off of materials included in the job. Estimate all necessary labor, materials, buyout items, equipment costs (including crane costs) to prepare a thorough estimate.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and work under the direction of Sr. Estimator.
  •  Attending job walks to understand and coordinate estimating.
  •  Doing takeoff from structural and architectural drawings.
  •  Documenting takeoffs by means of highlighting the item and running and highlighting   all sections and details. Entering into FabTrol so the job can be reviewed in buildable and erectable assemblies.
  •  Coordinating with detailers in relaying scope of work and schedule.
  •  Reviewing contracts for scope and pricing as per your estimate.
  • Attend de-scope meetings prepared with marked bid documents.
  • Attending internal kickoff meetings with scope and bid schedule.
  • Coordinate with the General Superintendent on field labor and equipment.
  • Obtain and document buyout items i.e detailing cost, deck joist, rolling, material and other items that may pertain to various estimate.
  • Review specifications and incorporate into estimates i.e high performance paint, galvanizing, AESS requirements.  
  • Attend meeting with project management to review the estimate information for project management.


High School diploma or equivalent with structural drawing or drafting course work. Vocation or other secondary education program. Seven years of progressively responsible experience estimating structural & miscellaneous steel construction projects. Detailing experience is encouraged. FabTrol knowledge in estimating is required.

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