Estimator- Dallas, TX



Area Wide Protective (AWP), is a rapidly growing national safety services provider committed to protecting our customers’ people, businesses, and time. AWP is America’s Traffic Control Leader, representing nearly every major public utility: electric, gas, and telecommunications. The company’s capabilities include work zone flagging, design and engineering for transportation management plans, equipment sales, rental, and 24/7 support. We are committed to keeping people safe. That includes drivers, pedestrians, workers, and everyone else at the site we serve. To succeed in this mission, we employ safety experts and well-trained crews. America’s roads and work zone professionals need and deserve AWP protection.



The Estimator will contribute to the mission of protecting our customers’ people, business, and time by delivering excellent service and accurate information. This position will collaborate with all levels of the origination to clearly understand the projects and requirements needed to achieve deadlines. The Estimator will work with team members to deliver precise and accurate bids for assigned projects. 



  • Understand projects and all requirements
  • Analyze all available information to compile into a proposal estimate
  • Attend external pre-bid meetings to determine the scope of work
  • Determine key variables for cost and other estimates
  • Complete proposals including bid documents, determine the project’s scope and evaluate special conditions affecting the proposal (including site conditions, access, personnel, and equipment needs)
  • Review and clarify proposals and negotiate projects
  • Prepare estimates based on time, labor requirements, equipment costs, and specifications
  • Create and submit estimate reports or bids to appropriate persons (project managers, clients, bidding competitions, etc.)
  • Obtain and track offers and quotes by subcontractors or vendors
  • Prepare preliminary schedules for all successfully awarded projects
  • Manage multiple projects estimates simultaneously
  • Contact current and potential customers in a sales capacity
  • Involved in peer mentoring and on-the-job training
  • Other duties and/or special projects as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • 2 or 4-year college degree in Construction Management or Engineering preferred
  • Minimum of 1-year construction industry experience preferred
  • Organized with an intense focus on accuracy and attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills and critical-thinking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to develop, foster, and manage customer relationships
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite Products (Excel, Word). Experience with Salesforce software preferred
  • Knowledge of CDOT M& S Standards and MUTCD a plus


The employee must be able to successfully handle the physical demands of this position, which include the following:

  • Hours of operation are typically 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., M-F
  • 40-hour workweek
  • Primarily sedentary or working at a desk
  • Occasionally lift and move 10 -25 pounds
  • Proficient literacy
  • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, or reach with hands and arms


  • Benefits-eligible 1st of the month following hire
  • All traditional benefits are offered, including 3 medical plan options and 2 dental plan options, as well as additional benefits such as Legal and Identity Shield, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • Company paid 50k in basic life insurance
  • Company paid LTD
  • Health Savings and Flex Spending Accounts Available
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • AWP named one of America’s Greatest Workplaces 2023 for Diversity



Area Wide Protective (AWP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.