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- Garland, TX 75040
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Department: Channel Sales, Specifications Business
Manager: Director, Channel Sales Specifications Business
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Garland, TX
Fortress Building Products is looking for an Estimator to join our Specifications team. As part of our Channel Sales organization, you’ll work with architects, engineers, and contractors on building projects globally throughout various stages of project design, specification, and approval.
As an Estimator, you’ll rely on your technical knowledge and mathematical aptitude daily to analyze and interpret project plans and materials, estimate accurate material take offs, determine pricing, and create project quotes. You will assist contractors as they order materials from authorized dealers helping to deliver optimized results for a variety of building projects.
In addition to these duties, you’ll also be responsible for the creation and modification of product drawings to provide design solutions in collaboration with Product Managers and Sales Engineers. You’ll interact with a variety of internal and external partners to translate a concept into a finished design. The Estimator will also assist in the preparation of installation manuals and perform competitor product analysis.
The ideal candidate for this role will have experience with commercial and residential fencing, railing, decking, and deck framing.
OUR CORE VALUES
Work Hard, Play Hard – We seek passionate people. We take our work seriously and we take the enjoyment of our lives seriously.
Positive, Can DO Attitude – We are optimistic, we set challenging goals and we find a way to accomplish them. We approach challenges with the intention of finding solutions.
Compete & Win As A TEAM – We put the TEAM first. Our team is what makes our company great. We are a competitive group that like to win. We keep score.
Innovate & Seek Continuous Improvement – We believe it can always be better. We want better products and processes. We want to be better individuals. We want to be a better organization.
We Are Respectful – We respect fellow team members, our partners, ourselves and our company. We are known to be “the good guys”.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Locate projects on commercial construction reporting services
- Analyze project plans and interpret technical materials
- Collaborate with business partners
- Create and modify product drawings using CAD software
- Identify and provide design solutions to construction problems
- Estimate accurate material take offs and create bill of materials
- Determine pricing according to directives
- Create project quotes
- Maintain tracking report of projects in quotation
- Assist contractors with dealer material orders
- Assist in the preparation of user and installation manuals
- Seek and analyze competitor marketing materials
- Create competitor product comparisons
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delay, or unexpected events.
Attention to Detail – Demonstrates thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved; carefully monitors the details of own and others’ work to ensure accuracy and quality; plans and organizes time and resources efficiently; completes all work according to procedures and standards.
Business Ethics – Treats people with respect; keep commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.
Cooperation – Establishes and maintains effective relationships; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.
Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue; conserves organizational resources.
Customer Focus – Identifies and prioritizes customer needs and recognizes constraints; responds promptly to customer needs; seeks to find out more about customers and provide a better product or service; adopts professional approach to customers; is reliable and delivers on promises.
Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.
Judgement – Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
Mathematical Skills – Performs basic mathematical computations to complete job tasks. Makes reasonable estimates of arithmetic results without a calculator. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Professionalism – Practices good hygiene and presents an appropriate professional appearance; understands how one is perceived by others; takes actions intended to have a position effect on others; makes a friendly impression on others by using good eye contact and using names whenever possible; develops and maintains positive working relationships and maintains a pleasant work attitude.
Project Management – Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.
Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
Technical Expertise – Effectively applies technical knowledge to solve a range of problems; develops solutions to problems that cannot be solved using existing methods or approaches; is sought out to provide advice or solutions in the area of expertise; keeps informed about current developments in the area of expertise.
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 the essential functions.
- High school diploma or equivalent require, bachelor's degree preferred
- 1-3 years of estimating experience within the construction or building materials industry
- Experience with commercial and residential fencing, railing, decking, and deck framing preferred
- Working knowledge of fabrication and installation is helpful for better understanding of customer needs
- Proficiency with CAD software (Solidworks, AutoCAD, or similar programs)
- Experience with estimating software and Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings, blueprints, and other technical materials
- Understanding of how to integrate drawings and specifications into projects
- Must be able to oversee a project from start to completion
- Excellent interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
- Bilingual – English/Spanish a plus
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 the essential functions.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
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 the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements. Light to moderate lifting is required.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.