The Door and Hardware Detailer/Estimator is responsible for working with the sales team to quote projects by creating a take-off of materials to bid, determining list price/cost of materials to bid, contacting manufacturers for volume discounts, putting together and sending out bids, and maintaining a calendar of upcoming bids, and list of completed bids. They will also provide a complete submittal package as required by the contract documents and coordinated with the Project Manager.
Reviews plans and specifications for product quantities and details, and prices of the products through Comsense and by soliciting vendor quotes. Provides accurate cost estimates for bid preparation.
Using product knowledge, details door and hardware and associated products in the preparation of shop drawings and submittals for review by the customer and architect. Identifies conflicts, code issues and other design questions to the salesperson and architect. Co
Evaluates vendor quotes for accuracy and places product orders for large and small projects in a timely manner in order to meet the construction schedule and purchase within the project budget. The purchasing function of the position has potentially large dollar and scheduling impact on a project and the project’s potential profitability and therefore attention to detail, accuracy and promptness are crucial.
Ensures accuracy of product orders and compliance with drawings, specifications and approved submittals and shop drawings.
Communicates effectively with internal and external customers as well as architects both verbally and in writing
Follow-up correspondence in writing (email primarily)
Responsive to returning phone calls in a timely manner
Communicate with factories and suppliers. Track deliveries and keep the GC informed
Communicate with installation supervisor and resolve product issues and delivery schedule issues
Identifies and processes all changes per the customer’s direction and as required
Coordinates project submittal process
Provide close-out documents as required
All other duties as assigned
2 year degree in Engineering, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Technology or equivalent experience
3 years in the commercial door and hardware industry preferred
Proficient with Microsoft Products, including but not limited to Excel, Word and Outlook
Effective time management skills and ability to stick to deadlines required
Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Must be able to read and understand construction contracts and interpret blue prints, specifications and plans
Knowledge of door, frame and hardware applications as they relate to UL, fire code, building code, ADA, life safety and other restrictions that relate to the general commercial construction industry
Knowledge of electronic hardware
Must have excellent communication skills and positive interpersonal skills
Ability to build solid relationships with customers and peers within the industry
Ability to multi-task and handle all types of scopes of projects
Strong mathematical skills
Physical Demands The position is primarily sedentary though must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; stand; walk; and reach or lift using hands or arms. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Work Environment This job operates primarily in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 1157
About The Cook & Boardman Group
Established in 1955, The Cook & Boardman Group is the nation’s premier provider of architectural doors and frames, door hardware and related building specialty products in addition to complete systems integration services. We provide solutions for commercial and multi-family residential building applications. With more than forty convenient locations throughout the United States, we are uniquely positioned to provide the best entry and IT solutions for new construction, renovation and upgrade projects. We offer local service with a national presence.