Houston, Texas 77071

Posted: 09/03/2019 Industry: 3D Artist Job Number: 66480

Donovan and Watkins is seeking a direct hire Estimator for our Southeast Houston consultative production design client! The Estimator will prepare cost estimates for the production and fabrication of various components on the projects - working with the designers and the detailers to ensure the estimates are profitable and reflect a true cost analysis.


  • Prepares estimates by gathering drawings, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying drawings, blueprints, specifications, and related documents; Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time, materials, and labor expenses
  • Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information
  • Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data.
  • Maintains projects budgets by attending internal meetings; reviewing technical drawings, keeping open communication with the designers and sales staff.
  • Read blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates
  • Collaborate with designers, sales staff and vendors on estimates
  • Evaluate a product' s cost-effectiveness or profitability
  • Recommend ways to make a product more cost effective or profitable
  • Work with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients


  • 2+ years relevant experience in the trade show exhibits/events / construction / corporate interiors
  • Ability to read blueprints and a working knowledge of standard display building materials and techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, PC and Internet
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication, time management and organizational skills
  • Proven ability to anticipate problems, analyze and proactively determine alternate solutions
  • Must be accurate, organized and detail oriented.
  • Ability to work flexible hours under extreme pressure and maintain deadlines
  • Ability to multi-task, change priorities, manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to assume responsibility for completion of estimates in the absence of direct supervision
  • Strong mathematical skills


If you are interested in our Estimator opportunity, please forward a detailed Word-formatted resume to Cass at for immediate review!

Donovan & Watkins, a Brand of BG Staffing, Inc. (NYSE American: BGSF), delivers the just-in-time talent that organizations need to effectively compete in the modern business landscape. Donovan & Watkins matches critical talent in the Finance & Accounting, Engineering, Legal, Administrative & Clerical and Human Resources fields to a diverse range of clients and client needs. To learn more about our services, visit

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