Join the Pogue Team

At Pogue, we’re powered by talented and passionate people and are always looking to add to our family.

← Back to all positions

Senior Estimator

Senior Estimator (projects >$20 mm)

Posted on: 02/22/2021
Salary: Based on Experience


Ten to twenty years verifiable experience on the Contractor side as a commercial Estimator.

Average tenure at each prior employer of three to four years.


CSP’s and Hard Bids:

  • Preparation of Spec Section Matrix
  • Preparation of Call List
  • Recruitment of Sub/Vendor Bidders
  • Quantity takeoff for all trades
  • Project specific scope for all trades and Tabsheets
  • Preparation of Google Sheet Sum Form
  • Bid Day Room setup
  • Prepare first pass at General Conditions Estimate
  • Tabulate portion of trades on Bid Day

CM@ Risk Projects:

  • Preparation of Project-specific Bid Tabs to publish bidders
  • Conduct Pre-Bid Conference
  • Preparation of Pogue Self-performance Estimate
  • Participation in Bid Day prep and presentation to Owner
  • Scope verification conversations with Bidders post-Bid Day
  • Compilation of all portions final GMP pricing booklet
  • Coordination with Field Ops to present the GMP to the Owner
  • Final turnover of Field Ops for construction

Conceptual Estimating:

  • Adaption of the above CSP and CMAR techniques to price scope implied but not shown

Contribute to Process Improvement Efforts

Promotion of Pogue Core Values

Performance Appraisals and Salary Reviews for assigned Estimators I & II


  • Project takeoff and organization
  • Google Sheets technology
  • Unit Price fluency
  • Bid Tabulation technique
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Active Listening
  • Subcontractor/Supplier influence
  • Effective estimating processes
  • Construction means and methods
  • Time Management
  • Excel/Word
  • Scheduling software
  • Recruiting/Interviewing skills
  • Mentoring/Training skills
  • Performance Appraisal methods
  • Effective Public Speaking & Teaching
  • Sales Proficiency
  • Time Management
  • Internal and external customer service

Candidate Requirements

  • Ten to twenty years verifiable experience on the Contractor side as a commercial Estimator
  • Average tenure at each prior employer of three to four years
  • Conceptual estimating skills
  • DFW area sub following is a plus
  • K-12 experience is a plus
  • Field experience as a Project Engineer or Project Manager is a plus


Check, verify and mentor Estimator I & II activities:

  • Spec Section Matrixes
  • Quantity takeoffs
  • Tabsheet prep
  • Google Sheet setup
  • Bid Day Preparations

Additional Information:

Position type: Full Time, Employee
Pogue Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit your resume for consideration via:


Telephone: 972.529.9401

Mail: Pogue Construction

Attn:  Megan Forbes
1512 Bray Central, Suite 300
McKinney, TX 75069

Please indicate the position for which you are submitting your credentials.