The Estimator is responsible for furnishing quotes, assisting with detailing, and preparation of submittals including complete follow through of the process to make any changes required prior to turn over to Project Managers.
II. Key Responsibilities
Ability to read, interpret, & understand architectural drawings and specifications, shop drawings, and details provided by customers in order to offer detailed door, frame, and hardware take offs and estimates to our customers in a timely manner.
Work with Product Manager to decide which manufacturers are the best to quote on any given project.
Obtain correct costing for a given project/quote.
Work with Product Manager and Pricing Department to appropriately price the job/quote.
Provide a finished, professional quote.
Coordinate with Project Managers and branches when quotes become an order to determine who will place purchase orders with the manufacturers.
When appropriate, review all order acknowledgements from the manufacturers for orders placed.
When appropriate, coordinate with branch for delivery.
Assist Project Manager and branch with any necessary follow up on orders after delivery.
Provide pricing of change orders and back orders to insure accurate invoicing
Maintain detailed and organized records of bid documents, correspondence and other project specific information
Responsible for making important financial decisions regarding job/quotes without prior approval.
Understands and enforces company safety rules to create and maintain a safe work environment
Performs other duties as assigned
III. Professional Skills
Reading and interpretation of blue prints
Strong geometry and math skills
Organized, self-started with the ability to handle numerous projects, phones, prioritize workload and work with minimal supervision
Must be able to communicate effectively and conduct themselves professionally; excellent written and verbal communication skills
Need to have good working knowledge of commercial door, frame and hardware installation
Strong technical aptitude, with construction background
Attention to detail and a sense of urgency
An outgoing personality with a positive attitude
Ability to work well with others
Use of manufactures electronic catalogue and pricing software.
Familiar with Auto-Cad and/or manufacturers soft ware such as Com Sense, Spec Works, or Pro-Tech.
Minimum 1 year with Manufacturers software such as Spec Works, Pro-Tech, Com Sense or similar
Minimum 5 years in Commercial Door Frame and Hardware Industry