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Estimator (Architectural Millwork)
Tuscaloosa, AL

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$60,000 - $75,000 / yr

Our client is an Alabama-based architectural woodwork contractor, one of the largest architectural millwork companies in the Southeast. They frequently work on impressive, high-quality and high profile projects such as athletic facilities, hospitals, corporate headquarters, higher education buildings, and places of worship.
We are seeking an experienced Estimator who will be responsible for analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for multiple large-scale woodworking projects. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs project take-offs and reviews drawings and other project information to determine the scope, material, and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists.   
  • Requests vendor and subcontractor quotes, interpret and process RFI’s, and generate quotes lists by project item and save them to the project folder.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, and designers to request additional information and clarification on project requirements, scope, and value engineering potential.
  • Organizes project folders in project directory using all information obtained during estimating and hand-off.
  • Prepares & submits proposal, scope of work, bid form, and other required bid documentation, including price breakouts and value engineering.
  • Attend scope review meetings with customers
  • Prepares awarded projects for hand-off presentation to project team.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors and customers
  • Supports Project Managers by identifying and quantifying changes in scope and costs, calculating and preparing change orders, vendor quotes, budget updates, and other tasks as needed.
  • Identifies project general condition costs such as travel, field costs, overtime, and others to ensure complete project costs are identified prior to bid submission.
  • Identifies project insurance, permit, license, and tax requirements and coordinates with the accounting team to quantify these costs in the estimate.
  • Interfaces with the other departments such as project management, engineering, production, and installation to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates.
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future variances between estimated and actual costs.
  • Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.  


  • 4+ years of experience as a Estimator
  • Experience within the millwork or woodworking industry is highly preferred
  • Two-year degree, or higher, from a technical school or university, is required

Why work for this company?

  • Competitive compensation – base salary in the $60-75k range, depending on your experience
  • Bonus plan and profit sharing program (5-10% expected, and up to 12%)
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401k with generous company match
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid time off is negotiable
Apply today! A recruiter will contact all qualified candidates.

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