Architectural Estimator

Position Description

Job Summary

Our future success depends on our ability to efficiently and reliably deliver estimates & technical support across our product lines.  

Based on architectural drawings and specifications, the TSS develops and provides quotations and technical sales support to the sales team and customers. Providing prompt technical product information and design advise to architects, designers, representatives and contractors.

This role will work closely with Engineering to ensure that our product solutions are well defined and cost assumptions are accurate.  

Working collaboratively across all material groups, this role will be part of a team who focuses on fostering greater customer satisfaction and developing profitable market share by ensuring that our products and services are positioned, priced and sold with a strong customer experience at all levels of the value chain, adding value to our bottom line.

Preparation of Quotations/BID packages:

  • Review architectural drawings/RCP’s and identify material scope across all product lines
  • Understand specifications to meet project compliance with each product group:
  • Determine and document criteria relating to acoustical performance, fire rating, LEED, Well, FSC, VOC, EPD’s and any other project specific testing requirements
  • Interpret and apply CertainTeed Architectural product solutions to the project intend to maximize potential share
  • Prepare quantity take-off and apply appropriate pricing strategy
  • Accurately assess all factors of project scope which may affect cost, including probable scope which may have been left out or is unspecified.
  • Collect and analyse data in order to estimate the time, money, materials and labor required to manufacture a product or provide a service.
  • Cultivates intelligence on the market and project, including the competitor landscape, to effectively price and compete for the business
  • Coordinate quotation strategy with Sales Manager as needed
  • Ensure timely completion of estimates and submit quote/BID documents to all potential bidders for future follow up

 Booking of orders:

  • Follow up and document status on all outstanding quotes
  • Work with client/Manager to negotiate and close the projects

Order preparation:

  • Prepare submittals and sample needs
  • Initiate testing needs
  • Clarify delivery schedule & communicate timeline
  • Define credit & payment schedules

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Engineering or Design
  • 2-4 years of related experience
  • Understand commercial construction and the bidding process
  • Experience within the architectural, construction or manufacturing industry is preferred
  • MS Office – Excel, AutoCAD
  • BlueBeam and On-Screen take off Software
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting architectural drawings
  • Interpersonal and sales skills are needed in working with architects, independent sales representatives, customers, and internal staff
  • Demonstrate a sense of urgency and customer service orientation.  Must be able to meet tight deadlines when turning around quotes.
  • Strong communication skills

Company Summary

Since 1975, Decoustics has been the leader in custom engineering and manufacturing of interior architectural acoustical ceiling panels, wall panels and systems. With a strong commitment to quality, innovation and service, Decoustics has garnered consistent renown and satisfaction in the architectural, construction and interiors industries.

Decoustics is part of the CertainTeed® ceilings group (headquartered in Malvern, PA), parent company Saint-Gobain, France. CertainTeed® is North America’s leading brand of exterior and interior building products, including roofing, siding, fence, decking, railing, trim, insulation, gypsum and ceilings. Both organizations are subsidiaries of Saint-Gobain, world leader in design, manufacturing and distribution of high performance building materials providing innovative solutions to the challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection.

At Saint-Gobain we design, manufacture and distribute materials which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. Join our innovative, passionate and entrepreneurial community to improve the world of tomorrow with us.

Saint-Gobain is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants upon their request. This commitment is in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).

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Architectural Estimator

Location: Woodbridge

Posting Date: 09/13/2021

Job Code: 587724

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