JVIC, a Zachry Group Company
JVIC Catalyst Services

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HOUSTON, TX 77001 - US


POSITION SUMMARY: Turnaround and Small Capital Project Estimator has the responsibility to develop accurate craft estimates. They will be expected to produce quality work, work well with others, and be willing to continuously improve.



  • Under general supervision, the individual competently performs all aspects of developing a preliminary or definitive estimate for a small project, a major project or for a specific construction specialty.
  • Review estimates for accuracy and inclusion of all deliverables.
  • Revises estimates when scope of project changes or other new information becomes available.
  • Participate in financial and pricing reviews with executive leadership.
  • Collect small and medium to large bid packages, derive a work scope, deliverables, responsibility matrix, terms/conditions, time of year project is scheduled to start. Send pertinent information to estimating manager, appropriate divisional manager(s), contracts, safety, QC, and commercial department.



  • 7+ Years of Experience with Petrochemical piping and process systems and or Power industry. Power industry is a plus.
  • 3+ years’ experience in estimating; specifically maintenance, turnarounds, capital projects, in addition to piping and process equipment experience.
  • Strong working knowledge of furnace re-tubing, convection, and radiant section, as it relates to estimating.
  • Additional knowledge that will be considered a plus is a strong working knowledge of Power industry from coal and gas powered energy facilities. This includes boilers, turbines, ducting and other main components, as it relates to estimating.
  • Additional knowledge that will be considered a plus is Electrical, Instrument, Civil, structural background, as it relates to estimating.
  • Strong knowledge of PSV’s, valves, piping systems, drum, reactor, towers and columns (internals/externals), heat exchangers, etc. as it relates to estimating.
  • Ability to compile material and labor take-offs and solicit pricing/delivery from vendors and suppliers.
  • Understands estimate types (Lump Sum, T&M, Fixed Fee, Budgetary, Unit Rates, Unit Price).
  • Strong interpretational knowledge of Page/Nation Book, ’73 Book, and/or EC Harris Book of NORMS.
  • Ability to write execution plans and proposal letters utilizing internal department formats and templates.
  • Strong background of the Petrochemical and or Power industry with a preference of hands-on working knowledge and supervisory skills.
  • Understands the company’s industry, current trends, basic product capabilities, core values and markets.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to interact with customers, vendors and inter-company personnel on a professional level.
  • Understanding of contractual language.
  • Ability to work in a group environment and willingness to share knowledge and learn from others.
  • Can manage multiple tasks, projects and priorities in a logical, methodical manner.
  • Working knowledge of computers and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. 
  • Ability and knowledge to review completed bids for accuracy in pricing, resources, equipment, subcontractors, safety considerations, schedule, quality and profits on a competitive basis.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • The ability and willingness to work under tight time restraints.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Good attention to detail, with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
  • Strong work ethic - Willing to do what it takes to get the job done.
  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a team. 
  • The ability to travel for bid meetings and site visits (normally 1 to 2 days).
  • High School or equivalent


  • Job role has budgetary type of accountabilities or directly impacts a revenue center’s viability or its quality of service via personal contributions.  Job role contributes directly to value creation.
  • Willingness to work in an office environment on a 40-hour per week work schedule.
  • Under broad direction: supervision received is usually centered around job results or methodologies used such as problem solving approaches, establishing broad parameters for projects, work organization, progress reports, etc.  There may be occasional “General” or even “Direct” supervision, but the employee has some control over work methods.
  • Performs own work and provides assistance to others as directed


  • Background in a supervisor role or supervising others
  • Strong communications skills, specifically in reading/writing as it relates to Estimating.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  Physical ability to perform routine audits/visits of shop floor activities. Physical ability to perform bid informational job/site walks along with ability to climb ladders and stairs when required inside of industrial Oil/Chemical or Power facilities. Additionally, may be asked to meet following physical demands standing, walking, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, and/or reaching. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT Working conditions infrequently involve some physical exertion, exposure to the elements or hazards inherent in the job which may include routine travel.  Work is primarily sedentary; exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. 

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