Commercial, Millwork and Cabinetry

Job Description

The Estimator is responsible for profitably estimating job opportunities for millwork projects of varying size and complexity. Estimates are derived from the bidder’s ability to accurately predict the amount of fabrication, finishing, and installation hours, in addition to the cost of raw materials for every unique project. A successful estimator must have an expansive hands-on knowledge of various fabrication and installation processes to meet the minimum requirements of this position. The Estimator will review bid invites and other opportunities as they arise to determine whether Company will accept or decline the invitation. Estimator’s primary responsibility is to compile project estimates and ensure Company commitments in regard to the bid schedule are accomplished. Effectively communicating and promptly following-up with external clients is an essential function required to be successful in this position.

Eligibility Requirements

Estimate number of fab, finish, and install hours required to complete the project, along with assessing cost and availability of raw goods.
Develop and maintain a daily bid schedule, and adhere to customer’s deadlines
Assess bid opportunities to determine feasibility of providing proposals on promising prospects.
Plot, read, interpret, and understand architectural and shop drawings
Complete takeoffs of architectural bid drawings then compile pricing estimate and a project scope of work using tools and software available
Research & source specified materials and obtain price quotes from vendors, suppliers, or subcontractors
Price, negotiate, compose, and issuance of project proposals to clientele
Negotiate with prospects throughout bid stages; provide value engineering, breakdown pricing, alternates
Participate in both internal/external meetings to actively collaborate with coordination of project requirements
Communicate with clients, vendors, and team members via phone, email, fax, or in person on a daily basis. Expeditious follow-up skills are paramount
Schedule and effectively lead comprehensive project handoff meetings to Project Management team for smooth starts
Assist Project Management team with Change Order pricing and submittal
Attend project site meetings as required by General Contractor, may include occasional overnight travel
Attend and actively participate in weekly Company meetings
Review of contract requirements, scope, specifications, and negotiations to ensure project successfulness and compliance
Keep the General Manager and others immediately informed about project status and issues that may impact client relations
Communicate ideas for improving company processes with a positive and constructive attitude, and for developing this attitude in others
Excellent use of the following skill sets: verbal/written communication, time management, planning, executing, decision-making, technical, business acumen, and a managerial aptitude
Other responsibilities as deemed necessary to ensure successful achievement of the requirements for this position

Job Features

Job CategoryEstimating
Recruitment ContactCraig Mengel (417) 214-5082
Salary Range$60K annual starting salary + bonus
Benefitshealth, dental, vision, holiday, vacations

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