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CMI Consulting - Estimator

28 Jul 2022 3:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • Our client, located just northeast of Lexington, KY, is seeking a positive, growth minded, Estimator for their Engineering Department to prepare drawings (AutoCAD or SolidWorks) and estimate project costs for clients in an accurate and timely manner.  A leader in their field of manufacturing/distribution, they are focused on providing excellent customer service to both their external and internal customers. 


    • Analyze drawings, designs, specifications, and documentation to prepare bill of materials and cost estimates
    • Maintain an effective line of communication with customers and internal departments to ensure customers are provided with excellent service 
    • Provide improvement recommendations to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
    • Collaborate with manufacturing to clarify requirements
    • Review manufacturing and installer related feedback from customers to improve future quoting
    • Effectively communicate with Purchasing on buy-out items & freight charges
    • Update cost templates to reflect tariffs, current steel prices, and other details
    • Conduct turn over meetings with Project management
    • Maintain One Note file to capture history of changes and customer communications

  • Required Skills/Abilities:

    • Previous experience as an estimator in construction or similar industry
    • Strong communication, both written and verbal 
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly develop rapport with customers and vendors
    • Proficient in MS office suite with a strong understanding of Excel
    • Ability to read and interpret blueprints
    • Knowledge of AutoCAD 2D or SolidWorks
    • Ability to work independently and coordinate simultaneous tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Working knowledge of steel structures, a plus
    • Ability to think outside the box and find solutions preferred

A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Architecture is preferred along with 1-2 years of relevant experience. Candidates should have a “mind for design”, must have the ability to apply engineering principles, and to think outside the box.  Candidates must have great interpersonal skills, enjoy collaborating with a team, and have excellent listening skills when working with clients, vendors, colleagues, all internal customers. Company offers a competitive salary of $23-$25/hr. and benefits package as well as opportunity for advancement.  Bonus opportunity available.  Occasional travel to visit vendors and other company locations required.  Interested candidates should submit a Word document resume to courtney@cmiconsulting.com

Japan/America Society of Kentucky
464 Chenault Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 209-9630

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