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Commercial Project Estimator I

Millard Lumber Inc.

Millard Lumber Inc.


Job title:
Commercial Project Estimator I

Job level:

Job description:
Who are we? We are More Than Lumber. Millard Lumber. Our business provide basic building materials and continually add product lines and services that provide quality and efficiency to both professional and homeowners.

More Than Lumber. Opportunity. We are looking for the right team player. Do you enjoy providing high customer service, delivering high quality products while working in a fast-paced environment?

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Position Summary

Will be required to thoroughly review Architectural & Structural drawings, cross referencing them with the information in the Specification book.  The goal; create a comprehensive estimate with an accurate materials list.  Will be required to prepare Commercial Project estimate packages for presentation to the customer by a salesperson. Will communicate, on a daily basis, with both internal and external customers to ensure all critical information is correctly incorporated into the Commercial estimates.


Position Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
Review material and labor requirements to decide the more cost effective way to produce components.
Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services.
Prepare cost estimates, bids, and technical reports.
Types and designs customer presentation books.
Contact suppliers in regards to availability and costs on special order products.
Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
May be called upon to assist with special projects and assume responsibility for the development, administration and promotion of specific projects, as required.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as required and assigned.


High School Diploma, GED or equivalent experience required.  
Minimum of four (4) years of experience in the estimating field.

Other Requirements

Must pass pre-employment drug screen  
Maintenance of regular attendance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures.
Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
Knowledge of company products sufficient to look up/reference parts, products or component lists.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
Knowledge of company product pricing, discount and estimating formulas and guidelines.
Knowledge of basic math and measurement skills.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Strong Organizational and Time Management
Detail Oriented
Excellent Verbal and Written Communication
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
Consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes
Add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly
Choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that will make sense
Generate or use different sets of rules in writing so others will understand
Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to benefit the company and its customers
Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members
Willing to obtain other training if deemed necessary in performance of responsibilities and continuing education

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Normal office conditions apply. 
 Employee must have clear, close vision for reading and computer work.
Must be able to sit, stand, walk, balance, stoop, grasp, talk, hear and operate computer keyboard. 
Job may require reaching at or above shoulder level and below waist.  Will occasionally lift/push/pull up to 25 pounds.
May be required to walk throughout the lumberyard or production environment to perform some aspects of assigned duties.

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Posted on:
July 29, 2022