Penhall Company
  • 401 - East SGG
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Medical, Dental, 401k

The Penhall Company, is looking for an Estimator to join our team. 

Penhall has been the go-to concrete services partner for a wide-range of industries since 1957. What began as a single flat saw operation has developed into an expansive offering of concrete solutions, including concrete scanning, cutting, sawing and breaking/removal. Today, Penhall is the largest U.S. supplier of concrete services. Our capabilities and expertise span across 43 locations in 21 states & Canada.

The successful candidate will prepare portions of contract proposal estimates, including the determination of applicable project plans and specifications under minimum supervision when estimating items in own discipline.  Monitor D.O.T. and bidding websites and be aware of upcoming projects and bid deadlines.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

-Meet with client management, staff and supervisory personnel to explain character, policies, skills, resources, and capabilities of the company.

-Obtain new work for assigned area of responsibility by establishing and maintaining effective contact with potential buyers of construction services

-Notify management of bid opportunities and approximate timing for company proposal and bid opportunity & submittals

-Develop and identify prospects from current clients, referral leads, and other sources.  May lead/participate in presentations to new clients. Establish and maintain effective contact with clients

-Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate

-Determine client needs and evaluate company resources and capabilities in light of those needs

-Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc

-Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures

-Support other department personnel as required may include preparing estimates in other disciplines

-May review options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials

-Prepare complete estimate for selected project with detailed review of proposal specifications, drawings, takeoff information, contracting, and the like

-Provide input and feedback on issues relevant to customers, work in progress, marketing initiative and sales assistance

-Follow awarded contracts as assigned - may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits; procuring material, etc

-May assist in the development and implementation of the Strategic Business Plan, department sales objectives, and individual sales plans

-Plan and attend industry trade and convention shows when requested

-Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.


-Knowledge of construction (technology, equipment, methods); craft agreements, jurisdiction, negotiations; engineering, estimating, schedules and safety required.

-4 year degree or equivalent combinations technical training and/or experience or 2-5 years estimating, controls and/or engineering experience related to similar construction disciplines 

-Knowledge of assigned discipline, estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems essential

-Ability to conceptualize the project schedule from project start through completion, including sequence/phasing of work

-Excellent communication, organizational and supervisory skills essential

-Computer/Office Machines Microsoft Work, Excel, Outlook

-Knowledge of bidding program software such as B2W is a plus.

-English proficient in business writing and verbal communication

-Valid driver's license and acceptable motor vehicle record required when duties require use of motor vehicle

-Ability to pass pre-employment and random screening for illegal substances

Penhall Company Offers:

- An excellent compensation package
- Affordable medical, dental, vision, life coverage, and 401(k) plan 
- Vacation, Sick and Holiday pay

Penhall Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Penhall Company
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