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Technical Estimator

Concord, ON, CA, L4K 5E4

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
CR Laurence


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Job ID:  [[444943]]

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® is the leading supplier of value-added, glazing-focused, interior, and exterior products and services. We design, engineer, test, and manufacture solutions in engineered curtain walls, storefronts, and entrances, architectural glass, shower enclosures, glazing hardware, windows, railings


Job Summary
The Technical Estimator is responsible for providing quotes to customers. This position must have an understanding of all CRL products pertaining to the Request For Quote, as well as CRL quote programs/configurators. 


Essential Duties & Responsibilities
•    Responsible for providing quotations to customers for their given Product Group
•    Have an understanding of bid request through specifications/drawings ensuring quote is technically compatible and competitive
•    Maintain broad knowledge of Product Group products to offer customer
•    Answer customer calls and resolve customers questions/concerns by providing relevant and accurate information 
•    Document customer interactions and transactions in Tandem.
•    Demonstrate sincere desire to understand and anticipate the needs of customers
•    Participate in educational opportunities to enhance knowledge of Product Group
•    Responsible for updating notes on any open quotes, orders or drawings that are not resolved within the business day and placing them in the Pending file on the estimator’s desk. 
•    RFQ’s limited to standard CR Laurence Product Group offerings
•    Manage requests with use of:

  • Pricing software
  • Research Catalogs for product verification.
  • Promote product lines represented by CR Laurence

•    Exercise discretion and independent judgment during the business process:

  • Qualifying
  • Quoting 
  • Closing 
  • Converting (Project Managing)

•    Regular and predictable attendance safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of the job.
•    Other duties as assigned


Skills, Knowledge and Ability Requirements

•    High School diploma or equivalent, Associates Degree preferred but not required

•    1-3 years of relevant experience in the industry or field of Technical Estimator
•    Ability to work at a fast pace and stay current with all inquiries and follow up tasks
•    Knowledge of general pricing and margins applied and negotiating skills
•    General understanding of glass systems
•    Effective navigation of CRL’s web site and business software to retrieve product and business transaction information
•    Must be organized and have the ability to prioritize effectively
•    Must have excellent customer service skills; Ability to exercise tact and discretion, and good self-expression 
•    Demonstrate critical thinking and independent thinking skills to anticipate and resolve issues
•    Participate in Customer Service Senior Training and pass Customer Service Senior Test
•    Spend a minimum of three months in Customer Service/Key Accounts Department
•    Receive a recommendation from Customer Service/Key Accounts Manager

What OBE Offers You


· Highly competitive base pay

· Comprehensive medical, dental, and disability benefits programs

· Group retirement savings program

· Health and wellness programs

· A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About OBE


OBE has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of family businesses, regional companies, and large enterprises that together form the OBE family. OBE operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


OBE is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


EOE/Vet/Disability--If you want to know more, please click on this link.


Date Posted:  Sep 14, 2022

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