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Estimator - Commercial and Residential
Carter Lumber Commercial/Residential Estimators perform material take-offs on residential and commercial buildings. A typical building estimate involves reading an on-screen building plan with its specifications, using Planswift and Professional Estimating software to measure and calculate the materials for Carter Lumber’s Outside Sales Representatives to price and source. Effective communication with the field and internal departments are mandatory for the success of this position.
Requirements to be Considered for the Position:
Skilled in reading both residential and light commercial blueprints and specifications
Good working knowledge of wood frame construction materials and methods
Familiar with Pole Building construction
Excellent communicator while talking with other estimators, builders and salesmen
Must be a self-starter, organized, and comfortable working within strict deadlines
Competency in basic mathematics and geometry
Comfortable with computers and receptive to learning new software
Experience in PlanSwift, Professional Estimator, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Responsibilities of the Position:
Performs material take-offs for residential and commercial designs from a variety of blueprints in a timely manner.
Reviews construction documents and understands material to bid.
Reviews and fixes potential inaccuracies in material lists.
Works directly with the outside sales representatives regarding all aspects of blueprints.
Follows up with the status of take-offs and assists outside sales representatives in the selling of projects.