Job Summary:

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:

  • Architectural Drawings and Site Plans
  • Construction Materials & Processes
  • High level of competence with office productivity software (MS Word, Excel, Project)


Preferred Experience (NOT required):

Metal Fabrication

Electrical Signage

Graphic & Typography Processes

Hands on fabrication

Understanding of the signage / environmental graphics industry


Please submit resumes to:

Patty Armstrong
HR Manager