The role of the estimator is to review potential projects and help develop fabrication and installation cost estimates that sales can use as the basis for a proposal.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Analyze projects to help determine estimation strategy -- possible fabrication techniques, subcontracted elements, margin goals, value engineering options, etc.
Help with preparation of Request For Information that addresses any discrepancies or areas that need further clarification.
Permit research and calculation
Ascertain sign counts via message schedule, location plans or as provided by bid docs.
Create detailed RFQs (Request For Quotes), editing and saving the necessary bid documents for each specific subcontracted scope.
Contact subcontractors when necessary to review the RFQ, ensuring a full grasp of scope and services they are being asked to price and that pricing will be received by RFQ deadline.
Create RFQ Summaries that articulate the exact subbed out scope, shows a side by side comparison of all subs and cost for that scope and outlines the estimator’s thoughts and recommendations. Compare and analyze, contacting subcontractor as needed with any questions and/or clarifications to ensure all quotes are equal in scope and quantities.
Review subcontractor pricing in preparation of making suggestion to Senior Estimator on which to use and why.
Update Estimating Task List daily
Archive bid package in a well-organized binder that includes all cost estimates and subcontractor quotes so that the project manager has a reference point for the initial contracted scope of work.
Locate and “vet” new subcontractors, as needed.
Document all disclaimers, exclusions and clarifications related to the bid.
Detail oriented individual with strong organizational skills
2+ years of experience
Understanding of fabrication processes, including:
Preferred Experience (NOT required):
Graphic & Typography Processes
Hands on fabrication
Understanding of the signage / environmental graphics industry
Please submit resumes to: