Architectural Estimator

Position Description

Job Summary

We are looking for an Architectural Estimator to work within our Decoustics product brand within the CertainTeed Architectural Products portfolio.

This is a great chance to join a Top Employer and contribute to our growth and success!

Here’s what we do…

Since 1975, Decoustics has excelled in the custom-engineering and manufacturing of acoustical ceiling panel and wall systems. Custom-engineered ceilings showpieces in metal, felt, fiberglass, and wood. Backed by a team of collaborative professionals, CertainTeed Architectural Products provides expertise in acoustics, engineering, and innovation.

CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain -- the world’s largest building materials company with a 350-year legacy of innovation and growth. Saint-Gobain group is leader in sustainable product development and environmental stewardship. We’re proud to that Saint-Gobain North America was recognized by Top Employers institute as on the best workplaces in North America & Canada.

For 113 years, CertainTeed has been synonymous with quality, trust, innovation, and service.  Our team designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions in the construction and building materials market.  CertainTeed’s broad product offering includes insulation, ceilings, roofing, siding, fence, railing, deck, exterior trim and gypsum board products. We provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.   Our offerings incorporate and promote the wellbeing for each of us and we are building a future where we collectively work together towards our core purpose to Make the World a Better Home.  



What’s The Job?

We are seeking an Architectural Estimator who has an established track record of being able to efficiently and reliably deliver estimates, technical support and create an environment of quality customer service.

Based on architectural drawings and specifications, the Architectural Estimator develops and provides quotations and technical sales support to the sales team and customers.  They provide prompt technical product information and design advise to architects, designers, representatives and contractors to help secure projects with CertainTeed Architectural.

This role will work closely with Engineering, Sales and Project Management 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.

Required Qualifications

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
  • Participate in handover meetings

Additional Description

What You Bring

  • Post-Secondary education in Architecture or Interior Design and minimum 2 years of experience within related field.
  • Understanding of commercial construction and bidding process.
  • Proficiency in reading and interpreting architectural drawings transferring site information into a final set of shop drawings good for production.
  • Strong independent problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Capacity to handle mul
  • tiples projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work effectively with customers according to tight deadlines and in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Sound knowledge of MS Office Suite, AutoCAD, BlueBeam or On-Screen Take-Off Software.


  • Experience within the architectural, construction or manufacturing Industry.

Company Summary

What We Offer

We provide unique options to fit your unique lives! Our Total Rewards Program is customizable to accommodate your needs. Our menu of flexible options includes, but is not limited to:

  • Flexible Hybrid work environment 
  • Excellent healthcare benefits package.
  • Family Focus & Balance: Parental leave, paid time-off and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Financial Security: Competitive RRSP, Company-funded DPSP (Deferred Profit-Sharing Plan) and Employee Stock Purchase Program (PEG).
  • Volunteer Day off: Give back to the community – each employee has one paid day a year that they can use towards volunteering their time and effort with a registered charity.
  • LiveWell Program: Rewarding you for living a healthy lifestyle.
  • And more!

Why Work with us?

At Saint-Gobain, our employees have pride in belonging to an organization whose culture is made up of these core values: Trust, Empowerment, & Collaboration. Our company encourages diversity and inclusion in all its forms while our products make the world a more beautiful, safer, and sustainable home.

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We look forward to hearing from everyone but please note that due to the volume of resumes submitted, only those selected for next steps will be contacted. To stay in touch with CertainTeed, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

Legal Statement

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, Ontario

Posting Date: 01/18/2023

Job Code: CAN00246

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