Senior Estimator

Full Time

Sabre Commercial is an Austin-based commercial construction services company specializing in general contracting in the Central Texas region.  We formed Sabre out of a belief in reputation, integrity and responsibility. We are a growing company that truly cares about our employees and our culture, gaining recognition on The Austin American-Statesman’s Top Work Place’s competition, Austin Business Journal’s list of Best Places to Work three years in a row and ABJ’s list of the 50 fastest growing companies in Central Texas five of the last six years.


Job Description:


  • The Senior Estimator will be responsible for managing all aspects of the estimating process including evaluating risk, preparation of budgets, review, understand and comply with the RFP, blueprints, specifications and other documents while also maintaining relationships and profitability throughout the estimating process. The Senior Estimator will also be responsible for developing strategies to meet project goals including cost trend reports, value engineering and be able to present cost estimates for internal and external audiences



  • Able to perform all Estimator responsibilities
  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Coordinate subcontract solicitations and job walks
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
  • Determine labor and construction equipment costs
  • Solicit and communicate with subcontractors through the Bid Process
  • Secure all bid documents (bid forms and quote letters)
  • Prepare estimates through all levels of design, i.e., Conceptual, Schematic, Design Development, Construction Documents and Permit Documents
  • As Lead Estimator, manage the estimating process and Team on Bid Day endeavors
  • Meet and maintain bidding and work schedules
  • Review preliminary quotes and pre-bid estimates with Project Manager
  • Conduct “Turnover Meetings” with Operations Team
  • Assist jobsite staff with estimates after bid award
  • Maintain relationships with suppliers and subcontractors
  • Supervise and train/mentor estimating staff
  • Must be knowledgeable in Excel spreadsheets and functions
  • Familiarity with Construction software, i.e., SmartBidNet, Timberline, On Screen Take-off, etc.



  • Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 10 years Estimating experience
  • Ability to read and understand specifications and drawings
  • Ability to make accurate judgments and calculations
  • Working knowledge of construction costs and principles
  • Estimating experience (quantity takeoffs, engineering design knowledge and project management/supervision experience desirable)
  • Computer skills