The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC
  • 19-Oct-2018 to 18-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • Precision Doors & Hardware, Richmond, VA
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Exempt Full Time

We are currently recruiting for an Estimator who will join our Precision Doors & Hardware office in Richmond, Virginia.

Established in 1955 The Cook & Boardman Group, LLC is a privately owned engineering services and specialty distributor-subcontractor. C&B is the premier provider of architectural hardware, doors, doorframes, and related building specialties for non-residential building applications throughout the US.  C&B's operating units include Cook & Boardman, LLC; Precision Doors & Hardware, LLC; Architectural Building Supply, LLC; Martin Architectural Products; Hollow Metal Specialists; Hardware Consultants; Precision Millwork; Delta Door and Hardware; Pinnacle Door & Hardware; Specialized AP; Door Pro Systems; Contract Hardware of Florida and RDL Supply. Today, we operate from 35 locations and serve customers across the United States.

The estimator is a critical position within Cook & Boardman, LLC. Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring a thorough understanding of project specific requirements that are necessary to successfully bid a project. Estimators are responsible for quantitative take-offs and the solicitation and evaluation of vendor and subcontractor proposals. The estimator will also work closely with the general contractor's pre-construction department to ensure overall satisfaction. Industry specific on the job training and education will be provided.

Essential Functions

  • Print, organize, and maintain project plans and specifications
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and site visits
  • Perform accurate and thorough quantitative take-offs
  • Ensure compliance with the project specifications
  • Solicit and evaluate vendor and subcontractor pricing
  • Review addenda and other architectural clarifications prior to bid
  • Communicate with general contractor to ensure scope coverage
  • Maintain organized and categorized project folders
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely bids to general contractors
  • Attend post bid interviews when required
  • Upon award, organize and turnover bid folder to project team
  • Partake in project hand-off meetings when required
  • Assisting project team with change order pricing
  • Participate in industry specific continuing education and training

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 year degree in engineering, construction engineering, construction management, construction technology, or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Project, and Outlook
  • Have both a functional and working knowledge of computers in general
  • Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must have excellent oral communication skills and positive interpersonal skills.
  • Must have effective time management skills.
  • Must have strong organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and proactive.
  • Must have a positive and winning attitude.
  • Must be professional and polished in both appearance and speech.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must have a strong work ethic.
  • Must have good mathematical skills.
  • Prior experience with blue print reading/specification interpretation is a plus.
  • Prior 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 is a plus.

Physical Demands

This position is primarily sedentary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; stand; walk; and reach or lift using hands and arms.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Please apply by submitting your resume via this job posting.

EOE Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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