The Korte Company is seeking an Estimator to join our Preconstruction Services Team in Houston, TX. This entry level position is an integral part of securing new, profitable business for The Korte Company.



Korte estimators are vital contributors to our business. Estimators perform valuable, important work and through exposure to many, different projects learn many facets of the construction field. The work is fast paced estimators work on 10 to 15 projects per year. Most of our projects are design-build giving our estimators the opportunity to learn and apply problem solving and team building skills. Since we work all across the United States, our estimators gain exposure to different construction methods and local conditions and practices. Our training is hands on and our employees are self-directed.



  • Utilize software to determine the scope of the project and prepare cost estimates
  • Locate potential vendors and trade contractors interested in working with Korte
  • Pre-qualify vendors and trade contractors based on their experience and financial capability
  • Determine how to package work among trade contractors to optimize project cost and schedule
  • Work directly with architects and engineers to select the building systems best suited for the project given project requirements
  • Travel to project sites to investigate field conditions and meet with local trade contractors
  • Evaluate and analyze proposals and make recommendations for trade contractor selection
  • Work with project managers to develop project schedules
  • Collaborate with designers, project managers, and the business development team to develop project capture and execution strategies
  • Communicate with and coordinate the work of trade contractors as they prepare their proposals
  • Manage the flow of information to project participants



These characteristics are representative of those sought to perform this job successfully.

  • Desire to succeed against short and long-term goals
  • Desire to work with clients, designers, subcontractors and construction staff in a team environment
  • Strong work ethic, a great attitude and ability to thrive in an objective-driven environment
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Listening skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Post-secondary degree from an accredited university



Korte provides tuition reimbursement for advanced degrees, opportunities to attend seminars and classes, membership in the Design-Build Institute of America, and internal training programs.



The Korte Company was founded in 1958 on the belief that professionalism, innovation, quality and value added services are fundamental to a successful company. More than fifty years later, that philosophy has earned Korte the reputation for delivering high quality, responsive services to our clients nationwide. Korte builds large construction projects from offices in St. Louis, MO, Highland, IL, Norman, OK, Las Vegas, NV, and Houston, TX.

This position is eligible for our competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) and company paid holidays. Only fully qualified candidates should apply. No phone calls, direct mailings or drop-in inquiries allowed. The Korte Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer Affirmative Action M/F/Vet/Disability.

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