Hi-Speed Industrial Service
  • Tupelo, MS, USA
  • Full Time

Industrial Overhead Crane Estimator & Project Manager



The Industrial Estimator/Project Manager must be capable of bidding and managing projects of varying sizes and time-frames.  Able to bid projects turnkey with multiple disciplines of work (e.g. Pipefitters, Millwrights, Ironworkers, Carpenters, Electrical, Laborers). Able to work in a fast paced and sometimes high stress construction/service environment. Able to successfully be part of a team and work towards common goals. High attention to detail, excellent math skills, self-starter, can adapt to new situations easily...ethical, confident, and trustworthy. Strong writing skills formulate execution plans, create schedules (MS Projects, etc.) and related bid deliverables. Understands pre-planning, how to sequence work scopes and plan field execution strategies during the bid cycle. Capable of conceptual estimating, quantity take-off, use independent judgement in calculating quantities, costs and schedules. Able to bid Lump Sum, Time and Materials, Fixed Fee/Cost Reimbursable and other types of contracts. Ability to provide the highest levels of customer service (internal and external). Looking for 5-10 years' experience with an emphasis on overhead hoist & crane and conveyors.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Estimating labor and materials for equipment fabrication and installation
  • Reading and understanding blue prints/drawings and specifications
  • Performing material take-offs and competitive pricing
  • Subcontractor and supplier proposal review and valuations
  • Preparation submission of proposals
  • Attend pre-bid and pre-award meetings
  • Manage all facets of awarded projects (budgeting, forecasting, subcontractor selection & management, shop drawings, fabrication, inspections, purchase orders, scheduling, invoicing, contracts, change orders, deadlines, final project re-cap, communication, leadership)
  • Project tracking and reporting including production updates.
  • CPM scheduling including management, analysis, and preparation.
  • Procurement of major equipment items and components.
  • Perform project financials including progress reporting for status and cash flow.
  • Handle field issues and conflicts as they arise.
  • Maintain team organization and performance requirements.
  • Review, formalize, and approve documentation for the successful tracking of projects, including: submittals, schedules, schedule of values, billings, requests for information, requests for change orders, change orders, project start-up, close out, O&M s, as-builts, and warranties.
  • Utilize software and programs required in the performance of the position.
  • Responsible for day-to-day construction activities and productivity through planning for each day's work, having alternate plans if circumstances require a change in work sequence, and through continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of personnel and processes
  • Focus on safety of crews and care of large equipment including cranes
  • Participate in daily operational planning meetings with key project personnel; communicate the work plan of the day; provide input to overall project planning and scheduling
  • Review all proposals with the Estimating Manager or his designate for final adds, deletes, and profit and overhead mark-ups.


Qualifications & Skills:

  • Experience estimating and managing industrial projects, millwright, mechanical and rigging projects including assembly, erection, relocation and/or dismantling of large machinery and equipment including cranes and conveyors along with installing, relocating or dismantling.
  • Experience with installation of:
    • Overhead Cranes
    • Conveyors
    • Structural Steel
    • Industrial Equipment
  • Experience with job costing, construction accounting and financial responsibility of projects.
  • Preferred mechanical knowledge should include utility and process piping and instrumentation tubing. Millwright knowledge should include machine assembly, erection, layout, leveling and alignment. Preferred rigging knowledge should include cranes, hydraulic gantries, lift trucks, jacks and slide systems and other specialized rigging equipment and methods.
  • Multi-tasking, highly motivated, goal oriented
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products
  • Auto Cad or other engineering software experience a plus
  • Experience with scheduling software.
  • A minimum of five years' experience in related work.
  • Knowledge of heavy lift equipment and/or plant operations is a plus
  • Experience in a supervisory role in a related construction field
  • Demonstrated planning and leadership skills
  • Ability to maintain written documentation of daily activities
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision in daily tasks
  • Knowledge of technical vocabularies and terminology common to construction industry.
  • Must be able to read or understand:
    • Wiring diagrams and single line diagrams a plus
    • Equipment drawings
    • Steel erection drawings
  • Must have the ability to study construction/mechanical blue prints in detail and communicate effectively to execute in the field
  • Prepare and track project schedule, budget, scope and goals.
  • Coordinate crew, transportation, equipment and material procurement
  • Prepare reports for Management defining project schedule, issues and solutions.
  • Develop, supervise, motivate, and evaluate the performance of Field Supervisors and crew.
  • Travel to job sites as needed.
  • Project and resource scheduling.

Success in the Job

  • Projects consistently meet or exceed expected profit objectives.
  • Ability to maintain costs and projection information in the job costing system.
  • Completion of monthly progress reports including all current subcontract amounts, material purchases, and change orders.
  • Timely review, approval, and submission of RFI's, requests for change orders, change orders, and progress billings for your projects.
  • Proper documentation of all projects reflecting the flow of the project
  • Ability to prepare and run meetings in a clear and concise manner following up on all committed action items.


  • Construction Management Degree (preferred)
  • Mechanical Engineering (optional)
  • 5+ years of Major Construction Project Management
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