Estimator

Estimating Birmingham, Alabama Building Specialties


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.

Description

Summary

The Estimator interprets total opening requirements as set forth within contract documents (i.e., plan, specifications, addenda, and other related information) concerning an individual construction project. Uses computer technology and mathematical skills in the formation of the estimate.

Essential Functions

  • Works directly with Contractor including the hard bid processes
  • Reviews scope of work with General Contractor pre/post bid and hardware/HMF manufacturer combo packages determine most competitive position
  • Performs labor cost interpretation based on scope of work
  • Receives constructing plans, drawings and specifications and reviews for familiarization; checks for completeness; notes bid deadlines and any special requirements
  • Organizes approach to project by deciding how to separate portions of major projects and to identify typical opening or hardware sets, etc.; notes project construction schedules, if applicable
  • Interprets construction specifications; where necessary, discusses interpretations with team salesperson, customers or the architect
  • Reads building plans and identifies applicable portions with Cook & Boardman involvement
  • Summarizes door opening and other applicable portions of plans by type
  • Compares actual and estimated materials on completion of each project
  • Enters applicable information in to Comsense system and prices job based on computer cost files
  • Responsible for complete door and hardware takeoffs and costing all parts and scope of work
  • All other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 or 4 year degree in Engineering or related area preferred, or 5+ years of job related experience
  • 3-5 years of related experience in similar construction or building material industry
  • Accurate mathematical skills
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Blueprint/plan reading and specification interpretation
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • 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
  • Excellent oral communication skills and positive interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented, deadline conscience, goal driven, and able to handle all types of scopes of projects

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and see. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hand to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms

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. May occasionally require business travel.

Qualification Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The Cook & Boardman Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides fair and equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State, or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job-related requirements. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our website, you may request a reasonable accommodation to express interest in a specific opening. You can request reasonable accommodation by calling 336-768-8872 x2 or by sending an email to [email protected]