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Plans and Specs Estimator- Fife, WA

Fife, WA, US, 98424

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope
Architectural Glass & Metal



Job ID:  275900


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass.


The Plans and Specs Estimator role in our Fife, WA location isn’t just a job - it’s a career opportunity with a great company.  And we want to lean into your expertise to help us get better. We will give you what you need to do your job, and you will get to contribute, every single day.


This role is perfect for the individual who approaches their work in a professional manner and who is passionate about making an impact in their workplace. If that sounds like you, come join this industry leader!




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, skills and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job




•    Create detailed stock length and fabricated cost proposals for customers based on construction contract documents, elevation take offs, plans & specs, and stock length lists using software estimating tools and other estimating resources
•    Assist project management with project start up as well as pricing assistance throughout the project duration, including change orders and other pricing exercises as required
•    Work with internal and external engineering resources to provide structurally reviewed quotes
•    Coordinate glass pricing from various glass plants as required
•    Follow up on estimates and provide feedback concerning market pricing levels
•    Provide consultation, coordination, and assistance to our customers, sales force and internal personnel
•    Maintain detailed and organized records of bid documents, correspondence and other project specific information
•    Understand marginal analysis as it compares to the overall marginal contribution of the SF location 




•    Minimum of 5 years prior experience estimating mid-size and larger glazing projects from architectural drawings and specifications 
•    Basic understanding of engineering to be able to use various in-house programs for structural review and the ability to identify and enlist help with problematic conditions
•    Regular and predictable attendance safely perform tasks and adherence to all safety policies and procedures are essential functions of this job
•    Ability to read, interpret, & understand architectural drawings and specifications and provide detailed take offs and estimates that incorporate different building envelope solutions
•    Prior experience using computer software estimating programs to prepare estimates 
•    Organized, self-starter with the ability to handle numerous projects, phones, prioritize workload & work with minimal supervision
•    Must be able to communicate effectively & conduct themselves professionally; excellent written & verbal communication skills
•    Need to have good working knowledge of fabrication and installation in order to have good understanding of customer needs
•    Ability to develop and maintain effective customer relationships 



What CRH Americas 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 CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®, a CRH company, is a great place to grow! 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 career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date Posted:  Mar 25, 2021

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma

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