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Estimating Manager - Auburn, WA

Auburn, WA, US, 98002

Oldcastle Infrastructure
P&P - West Coast



Job ID:  401419



Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.   With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.


Job Summary


The Estimator Manager oversees the estimating team that is responsible for all non-transactional RFQs.  They review construction drawings, technical documents and other associated documentation to complete take-offs, pricing, and ultimately, a quote through partnering with other key Oldcastle Infrastructure functional teams such as sales, strategic account managers, production, engineering, transportation, and others in a timely manner.


Other key responsibilities of the Estimating Manager include developing team members, developing estimating tools, pursuing strategic projects and accounts, negotiating contracts with key accounts, determining strategic price points, and maintaining marginal contributions. They will work with other teams to ensure project costs are accurate. When required, they will be the main point of contact for the customer/vendors/ and Oldcastle staff to ensure that products are constructed to the required designs/specifications. 


Job Responsibilities


  • Coach and develop the estimators through regular feedback, reviews, and collaboration.

  • Collaborate with other functional leads to ensure that estimators and their activities are aligning to business goals and vision.

  • Work with estimators to complete take-offs and quotes for all RFQ’s brought in by the outside sales team.

  • Work with the sales team on proposal strategy, basis-of-design changes, or value engineering options

  • Manage relationships with multiple vendors to prepare cost analysis for quotes. Ensure that pricing on needed items is accurate by reviewing vendor quotes and understanding project specifications.

  • Coordinate and lead multiple project bids that range in size and complexity simultaneously with Outside Sales Representatives.

  • Review and analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare cost and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.

  • Utilize market-based price list provided by sales manager where applicable.

  • Assist in development of department improvement initiatives such as collecting historical data, creating estimating tools, developing templates, driving market pricing, and organizing ERP.

  • Work with outside sales to ensure all Oldcastle Infrastructure products are being considered – “Own the Jobsite” mentality.

  • Assist with any applicable Change Orders and RFIs in a timely manner, whether owner/client/architect requested or by generated by Oldcastle




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture, or Construction Technology preferred but not required or 5+ years of recent construction and/or bidding experience.

  • Loves to collaborate, people oriented and team oriented.

  • Working knowledge of how to read and interpret schematics, engineering drawings, and specifictaions.

  • Data oriented with intermediate to advanced Excel skills.

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Contracts negotiation knowledge


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link




Date Posted:  Jun 16, 2022

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Bellevue

Job Segment: Outside Sales, Developer, Civil Engineer, Chemical Engineer, ERP, Sales, Technology, Engineering