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Henning Companies LLC Senior Estimator - Construction in Johnston, Iowa

Location: Johnston, Iowa | Job Type: Full-Time, Exempt

Are you looking for a company that provides a great work/life balance and opportunities to learn new tasks?

If so, please review the description below. If you have the experience required, please apply!

Henning Companies is a growing Design-Build, General Contractor, and Construction Manager based out of Johnston, IA working throughout the U.S. to serve the ag, manufacturing, commercial, and industrial construction markets. Safety comes first in everything we do. We provide customers quality services and expertise keeping our Core Values of: Honest & Trustworthy, Committed to Lasting Relationships, Team Oriented, Results Driven , and Always Do The Right Thing in the forefront of our interactions.

The Senior Estimator is charged with quickly and accurately preparing cost estimates independently for construction projects to aid management in bidding on, or determining the price of, a construction project utilizing historical company data and current market pricing. This position may specialize according to a particular service performed or a type of project.


  • Be an advocate for Henning’s safety culture, always doing the right thing, and promote safety of those around you

    Building Relationships

  • Build relationships and trust both internally and externally by fostering open and honest communication while maintaining professionalism

  • Build an open dialogue with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors to accurately communicate changes and adjustments to cost estimates

  • Be an active participant in interviews to secure work and bid presentations to clients

    Focus on End Goals

  • Maintain a team oriented and results driven mentality; we are vital to each other's success

  • Independently solicit, analyze, and organize bids from subcontractors and suppliers, accurately transferring that information into a proposal package

  • Independently complete quantity take-off

  • Independently compile accurate estimates or proposals to submit for management use in planning, organizing, and scheduling work

  • Attend pre-bid meetings and/or site visits

  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to accurately prepare time, cost, and materials estimates

  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services; tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops

  • All other duties as assigned

    Drive Innovation

  • Utilize the appropriate technology to provide best in class project solutions

  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and communicate those opportunities prudently and tactfully

  • Document processes as they evolve to assist in department communication


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field, and/or equivalent combination of work and education experience

  • 4+ years of construction estimating experience preferred

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint)

  • Exceptional communication and effective listening skills, inclusive of the ability to interact and work well across all levels of the company

  • Strong organizational and time management skills; ability to adapt to multiple priorities in a changing environment

  • Effective contributor and team player, which can plan and organize a team with the capacity to motivate and boost morale

    Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently in an office environment.

  • Frequent activities of office environment include sitting, standing, walking, typing and other computer work, using telephone and other standard office equipment

  • Occasional activities of the office environment include balancing, bending/stooping, reaching above shoulder, repetitive motion

    Henning Companies offer a full benefits package that includes competitive compensation and incentives; complete with health, dental, vision, disability, and 401(k) benefits.

    Important Disclaimer Notice : The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, experience, educational factors as well as the requirements and conditions listed in this job posting are representative only and not an exhaustive list of the tasks that the employee may be required to perform. Henning Companies reserves the right to revise the job description/duties at any time and may require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances and conditions of the business change.

    Henning Companies is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.