Estimator

We’re looking for an exceptional estimator to join our team, and we hope it’s you!

We specialize in converting our client’s dreams into reality with our award-winning residential design and construction services, and we need a dedicated estimator to help us continue to impress our customers.

We believe strongly in work-life balance. Our team rarely works overtime or weekends. We also offer lots of great benefits and perks including 100% paid health insurance and bagel Monday!

Position Overview:

In this role, you’ll assist with the estimating of residential remodels, commercial tenant finishes, and other light construction projects. This includes:

  • Help obtain pricing from trade partners and material suppliers.
  • Help document the scope of work for projects.
  • Help organize all project information so that Melton’s production team can build it.
  • Assist with finding and vetting new trade partners and suppliers as needed.

Essential Functions:

  • Work in close collaboration with our Estimating Manager to price our remodel, tenant finish, and new construction projects.
  • Schedule internal and external estimating meetings and trade walks.
  • Select trade partners to participate in the bidding process
  • Work with the Design Department to make sure plans are up to date for trade walks and sets are printed
  • Set up and maintain Dropbox folders for projects in estimating phase
  • Prepare material takeoffs from design drawings/blueprints.
  • Send drawings/sketches to material suppliers and request quotes.
  • Help create the scope of work documents for each trade.
  • Attend trade walks as needed.
  • Follow up with trade partners and suppliers to obtain all the proposals we need to put together a complete estimate.
  • Prepare and review field reports, estimates, quotations, and other job documents, and help create three-ring job binders.
  • Help negotiate lower costs with subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Help obtain unit pricing for our trade partners and suppliers.
  • Help Project Managers with change orders as needed.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of residential and light commercial construction, including blueprint reading skills.
  • Knowledge of local building markets and subcontractor base.
  • Knowledge of IBC / IRC and local building codes.
  • Ability to create conceptual estimates with minimal information
  • Able to work well with customers, subcontractors, and suppliers, as well as our Design and Production teams.
  • Able to work independently in a very organized manner.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent follow-through.
  • Skilled with the Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Experience using estimating software a plus.

Does this sound like a great fit for you? Or do you have questions about the position? Please submit any questions, or your resume and cover letter to hr@meltondb.com.