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Estimator-Madison Heights  (Full Time)
Location: Madison Heights
Department: Office

Department: Estimating

Reports To: Chief Estimator/VP Estimating

FLSA Status: Exempt


Summary: Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services by performing the following duties.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


a.       Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists

b.       Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes

c.       Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data of effect cost reductions

d.       Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues

e.       Interfaces with other individuals in the organization to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates

f.        Organizes and manages a centralized estimating database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized

g.       Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs

h.       Provides improvement suggestions to reduce future discrepencies between estimated and actual costs

i.        Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts




1.     Division/department goals are met.

2.     Safety regulations are closely followed.

3.     Projects are profitable, payments are collected in a timely manner; customer and employee relations are excellent.

4.     Quality control standards are maintained for production, equipment and property.

5.     Management is appropriately informed of area activities and of any significant problems. 

6.     Good communication and coordination exist with staff, departments, employees, and customers.



Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: Fifth year college or university program certificate; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Required Knowledge: Advanced knowledge of AISC operations and safety protocols. Able to read and follow blue prints, specifications, load charts, etc. Able to read and interpret contracts, terms/conditions, purchase orders, etc.


Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform advanced math skills including geometric and algebraic formulas; engineering computations; extrapolation and logical functions.


Reasoning Ability: Ability to deal with a variety of variables. Able to interpret various instructions.


Language Ability:Advanced reading skills. Ability to communicate in complex spoken and written manner.


Computer Skills: Basic computer skills,


Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Engineering or engineering technology degree preferred. Valid Driver's License. Must meet CSE, Inc. MVR criteria.


Other Skills and Abilities:This position requires the use of emotional control and the ability to accept responsibility and sustain attention.  Able to work well independently.  Attention to detail.  Strong management and communication skills.  Able to interpret blue prints; CPM schedules; draft proposals, etc.


Other Qualifications: Must be able to travel.


Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.





Job descriptions assist organizations in ensuring that the hiring process is fairly administered and that qualified employees are selected.  They are also essential to an effective appraisal system and related promotion, transfer, layoff, and termination decisions.  Well-constructed job descriptions are an integral part of any effective compensation system. 


All descriptions have been reviewed to ensure that only essential functions and basic duties have been included.  Peripheral tasks, only incidentally related to each position, have been excluded.  Requirements, skills, and abilities included have been determined to be the minimal standards required to successfully perform the positions.  In no instance, however, should the duties, responsibilities, and requirements delineated be interpreted as all inclusive.  Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. 


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is possible that requirements may be modified to reasonably accommodate disabled individuals.  However, no accommodations will be made which may pose serious health or safety risks to the employee or others or which impose undue hardships on the organization.


Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.

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