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Loenbro Estimator - Instrumentation & Electrical in Black Eagle, Montana

Position: Estimator – Instrumentation & Electrical

Company: Loenbro Industrial Services

Reports To: Division Manager

Position Overview: This position is responsible for providing full estimating and proposal preparation for all types of industrial facilities, including both new construction and maintenance, for projects up to $25M in value. Estimates will cover all types of contracts that includes Instrument and Electrical work in energy, mining, power, manufacturing, pulp/paper, agricultural, pharma, and other industries which Loenbro provides.

Job Duties:

  • Coordinate attendance to bid meetings and walk throughs at various client locations to determine project scope, complexities, accessibilities, and required content of proposal.

  • Review instructions and proposal specifications, the ability to read and interpret P&ID’s, ISO’s, Electrical and Instrumentation drawings, as well as all other technical data necessary to provide a complete proposal for the customer.

  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, previous proposals, job reports, etc. into unit and man hour figures for cost and production-based estimates.

  • Prepare full-scope estimates on small, medium, and large-scale projects, in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Provide a project/estimate turnover and technical support for projects as needed to ensure effective project implementation.

  • Coordinate with Supervision to implement Change Orders for assigned projects and provide additional estimates if necessary.

  • Ensure all documentation is maintained to support estimate figures.

  • Work with Project Managers, Superintendents, and other management staff, as needed, in the preparation and final evaluation of bids.

  • Secure best possible material and subcontracting costs by evaluating multiple quotes and proposals.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required or assigned by Division Manager.

  • Tracking of RFP submissions from receipt to submission to client feedback

  • Tracking of win/loss rate (evaluated by both number of estimates and dollar value of estimates)

  • Development of historical cost and production database, activity code book, and standardized cost codes

  • Delegate/assist project managers with various estimates and RFP responses.

  • Constantly evaluate the proposal and RFP response process to look for efficiencies and improvements that can be implemented.

  • Provide accurate cost estimates in ensuring successful completion of construction projects.

  • As needed with revenue growth, build a team to support the estimating process


  • 5+ years heavy industrial/process facility experience in cost estimating and cost control in the Instrument and Electrical fields.

  • Strong knowledge of estimating techniques, engineering disciplines, and cost control techniques.

  • Ability to estimate all types and sizes of projects.

  • Ability to prepare complex proposals with minimal supervision.

  • Knowledge of the industries in which Loenbro operates.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and good organizational skills.

  • Experience with HCSS Heavy Job or similar job costing program.

  • Experience with P6 or similar scheduling software.

  • Experience with Viewpoint or similar account software.

  • Experience with Heavy Bid or similar estimating software.

  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office products.

  • Ability to work on estimates for multiple projects at one time.

  • Must be able to manage occasional heavy workloads and quick turnaround times on estimates.

  • Periodic travel to job sites may be required.

  • Completion of OSHA or equivalent safety training.

  • Driver’s license with a clean driving record.

Potential Hazards:

  • Potential exposure to extreme cold and hot temperatures

  • Exposure to manufacturing, pipeline, and refining environment

  • Limited working surfaces

  • Exposure to noise above 85 decibels and intense odors

  • Exposure to areas with limited visibility


  • Health Insurance- Up to 80% of the Employee portion paid

  • Health Savings Account (HSA) optional enrollment

  • Paid Time Off after waiting period

  • 401k after 90 days of employment with a company match up to 4% (Employees are 100% vested after 90 day waiting period.)

  • Employee paid Dental, Vision, Life and Accident Insurance

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*Loenbro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.