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Woodtech International Technical Services Inc

Project Estimator - Millwork

Posted 5 days ago

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dollar sign70,000 to 80,000 per year

Job Description

Well established local Commercial Millwork operation is expanding to meet market demand and needs to add a Project Estimator position to the team to support current and future growth. With local markets continuing to demand high quality millwork for commercial and retail upgrades we have responded by expanding with a new facility in the Fraser Valley, fully equipped with modern technology and enhanced work practices. This is a career opportunity for a proven performer looking for the next step in their career.  

Working as part of a team of fully trained and experienced millwork production staff your day to day responsibilities will include: 

  • Collecting all relevant documents, analyzing specifications, communicating with clients and inspecting the construction site, if necessary, to fully understand the work required.
  • Determining the total cost of materials, equipment, utilities, and labour for millwork projects for existing and new project clients.
  • Preparing estimates to meet project goals, such as gauging required work hours to completion, sequencing tasks, obtaining materials at best negotiated prices and performing risk assessments to account for potential impacts on project plans.
  • Accounting for the use of our resources, plus a reasonable profit margin to calculate a competitive quotation price. On an ongoing basis you will be expected to monitor client feedback and industry trends to determine the competitiveness of generated quotes.
  • Formulating contingency plans and effectively managing risks that might impact cost and time estimates.
  • Provide technical support to production staff, project managers and management.
  • Utilize sales and customer service skills to follow up on quotes and help close project deals.

To fully qualify for and be successful in this newly created position you must have:

  • Broad Millwork/Construction industry experience in a diverse set of projects.
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience as an estimator.
  • Strong knowledge of AWMAC standards and millwork fabrication practices.
  • Ability to read blueprints and shop drawings with a strong technical aptitude to understand, assess and support projects
  • Proficient in using AutoCAD, or similar CAD software, to manipulate drawings and make notations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication/ presentation skills with knowledge of quotation preparation, proposal writing, negotiation and business development.
  • Self-motivated with proven customer service skills and ability to collaborate with other project team members and clients to complete projects within time/budget targets.
  • Attention to detail, a professional attitude and strong organizational skills.
  • An ability to develop effective working relations with stakeholders, internal and external.
  • Proficient with general PC software such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook etc.

This is a key technical position requiring a full breadth of knowledge of millwork design, production, installation and managerial/logistical matters as it pertains to the estimating function. It is an exciting opportunity for someone looking to advance their career with a company that is well established with a reputation for excellence. 

This is a regular full time day shift only, Monday to Friday position offering competitive wages, good benefits and an opportunity to grow in a supportive work environment.  This position will occasionally require travel to various project sites within the lower mainland but is predominantly office based.

If this job opportunity fits your qualifications, and you are interested in making a move in the coming month or so, please apply promptly with a current resume showing your relevant professional work history and qualifications. Phone, online/video and in person interviews are ongoing until the position is filled. Apply soon to be considered first.

Please ensure that your contact information is up to date and complete so that we can contact you directly to schedule an interview. Resumes, and all interviews, are held in confidence. Only qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Note: To be considered for this position you MUST be legally authorized for employment in a full time, permanent position in Canada as of the date of your application. 

About Woodtech International Technical Services Inc

WoodTech is a specialty service company that assists in the recruitment and hiring of technical, supervisory/management and sales staff to preferred employers in the secondary wood and construction manufacturing sectors of Western Canada. With a 30 year history of working in the wood industry we know what to look for in candidates and what are the best opportunities based on qualifications and capabilities. Whether you are a newcomer to the industry or a seasoned professional you need to be aware of what we have to offer and how we can help you further your wood industry career. We will always treat you fairly, provide honest and accurate feedback and provide career opportunities far beyond what you could have imagined possible searching alone. Our ads reflect just a portion of the files we are working on. Reach out to us if you feel you are qualified for one of our posted positions or if you want to explore other opportunities. We would love to speak with you and see what is possible.

Application closing date is 2024-07-12

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