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Estimating Engineer Intern: La Crosse, WI

Estimating Engineer Intern: La Crosse, WI

J.F. Brennan Company in La Crosse, WI is hiring an estimating engineer intern!


  • Perform estimate take off and prepare construction budget for negotiated and hard bid projects.
  • Transmit/receive work product via internet FTP sites.
  • Communicate all business, technical and project aspects to sub-contractors, i.e. “terms & conditions.”
  • Prepare and present best estimate for overall project cost, i.e., prepare bid packages.
  • Assists in providing technical information to supervisors for use in bid proposal estimates for one or more discipline areas; reporting to the Vice President- Estimating and Project Control.
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Calculate various statistical data – quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs per hour, equipment, etc.
  • Research historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compile summary reports to develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Participate in developing project update and bid package estimate documents.
  • Support other department personnel as required, may include preparing estimates in other disciplines.
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Assist in the monitoring of conceptual estimates with actual cost data.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Enjoy working in an office environment with computers/software and assisting others
  • Friendly with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team player with strong work ethic and exceptional customer service skills
  • Intermediate ability to troubleshoot logic and techniques
  • Must be punctual and reliable