Wells Concrete
November 2, 2023
Naperville, IL
Job Type


General Description: The Estimator I assists sales department in pricing projects. Work with all necessary departments to get input for pricing for standard and non-standard products and applications. After the sale, work with all departments to ensure a satisfactory flow of information to get the project through our system.


  • Show competency for estimating projects up to $2 million dollars of precast value.
  • Introduce, coordinate, and solicit information, on new prospects to the engineering, production, field services, sealants departments and assist with preliminary layout of the project.
  • Have good knowledge of the differences in vendors and what each of them can provide.
  • Solicit information and pricing from various vendors to complete an estimate.
  • Provides preliminary take off and budget for project cost studies and product promotion. Provide hard pricing, including quantity takeoffs, for projects in the hard bid market.
  • Develops final bid estimates and proposals including drawings and sketches and preliminary engineering based on product use, availability, and past project use.
  • Have the ability and insight to provide "value engineering" of products, layout, and finishes for an estimate.
  • Knowledge of all our products is a requirement to provide the best "total solution" for our clients and Wells.
  • Performs other related tasks necessary for each individual project.
  • Be able to develop solutions and submit RFI's to appropriate parties.
  • Must be proficient in reading construction documents.
  • Review and interpret bid documents, including drawings and specifications, as required to facilitate preparation of a detailed labor and material estimate and proposal of scope of work.
  • Reporting and documenting of all correspondence related to each project estimate.
  • Review of final pricing and proposal with Sales Department.
  • Attend project kick-off/turnover meetings after award of a project. Offer assistance to other department personnel assigned to the project in order to transfer understanding of the scope of our work. Cooperation is necessary from all internal departments to assure a successful project.


  • High school Diploma or GED
  • 2- or 4-year College degree; construction management or equivalent preferred.
  • Previous experience required but, not necessary.
  • Communicate well with others.
  • Must be able to know and understand how the customer responds to projects and bids.
  • Have some knowledge on the process of precast building from start to finish; which determines the right way to make up bids for each proposal.
  • Ability to organize and establish priorities. Time management is critical.
  • Have the ability to use technology and learn how to use the required computer software.
  • Have the ability to read and conceptualize information from early schematic design and design development drawings.
  • Proficiency in Bluebeam software.
  • Proficiency in 3D or 2D sketching, and excel spreadsheets.
  • Must be able to actively listen and participate in meeting along with listening to customer's needs and wants.
  • Must be able to follow direction and respond effectively to customers.
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills to maintain relationships with customers.
  • Must be a self-starter and self-motivated.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must have the ability to perform under pressure when required to meet deadlines.


  • Possession of valid driver's license, and the ability to operate a motor vehicle
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination for typing, filing, and using office equipment
  • Visual acuity and ability to read small print
  • Hearing acuity and ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to lift and move office supplies and equipment
  • Mobility and ability to move around the office as needed


  • Moderate to high risk of exposure to unusual elements due to construction site varying conditions.
  • Moderate to high risk of safety precautions due to construction site varying conditions.
  • General Office Environment with a low to moderate exposure to production environment

This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job related instructions and perform job related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.

Wells is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Wells participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your I-9 Form information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S


Wells values our employees and is committed to providing a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. We offer paid holidays, health, dental and vision insurance, as well as flex spending for medical and daycare, a health savings account, and 401(k) plan with profit sharing. We'll also pay your premium for short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.*
*Please note that the benefits listed here are for non-union employees. Benefits for union employees are covered under separate collective bargaining agreements which can be obtained through their union business agent or their HR representative.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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