iLocatum

Chicago, IL

Construction Estimator

We are a dynamic roofing company in Chicago with 2 open positions for Estimators. We are looking to fill these roles as soon as possible.

- Bids: Our team is responsible for responding to RFPs, creating bids, and securing commercial and industrial roofing projects.

- Relationships: As an Estimator, you will focus on developing new customer relationships while maintaining existing ones.

- Sales Pipeline: We expect you to identify additional sales opportunities from preventive maintenance and service calls.

Specific Objectives:

· Estimating and Bidding:

o Your responsibilities will include reviewing and understanding scope of work and project specifications, computing labor and material cost estimates, and preparing quotes/bids.

o You will also contribute to improving our estimation and bidding process to adapt to market and business changes.

· Product and Purchasing:

o You will collaborate with manufacturer representatives to gather current material pricing and assembly information.

o Staying updated with industry standards and techniques is a crucial part of this role.

· Customer Satisfaction / Business Development:

o Maintaining positive relationships with contractors, owners, staff, and manufacturers will be vital for increasing sales and customer satisfaction.

· Projects:

o You will collaborate with project management to ensure smooth transition from accepted proposals to active projects.

o Maintaining accurate and up-to-date project files is a key responsibility.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

· Product:

o You should possess extensive knowledge of all single-ply roofing materials and attachment methods.

o You must also be able to read and interpret specifications, bid documents, and perform project takeoffs.

o Preparing project submittals will be part of your responsibilities.

· Analytical: You must be comfortable working with mathematical concepts and spreadsheets for basic calculations and ratio analyses.

· Project Management:

o You should have strong attention to detail and possess strong organizational, administrative, logistical, and communication skills.

o You must be able to calculate pricing and cost impacts for change orders.

o Data management is an important aspect of this role, and proficiency in software technology such as Excel, Word, and DataForma is preferred.

o You should be able to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

· You must successfully pass a pre-hire criminal background check.

Experience:

· A minimum of 2 years' experience as an estimator in commercial roofing is required.

· Prior sales experience in roofing and/or construction will be considered a plus.

· You should be knowledgeable about single-ply membranes and attachment methods.

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