Position Description: 

The Estimator develops and projects costs for custom handmade branding and ionic exhibit spaces. This role reviews plans and specifications to determine the appropriate fabrication methodology; including but not limited to millwork, metal fabrication, finishing, graphic production, design, and installation. Working with internal/external team members through the estimating process to create a high-quality proposal and budgets for new and existing customers.

Position Duties: 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • Contribute, collaborate, and be willing to learn with our team.
  • Estimate required labor and material take-offs necessary to fabricate and install permanent installations.
  • Define and manage supplier pricing documents and quoting as needed by a job.
  • Develop estimate strategies to ensure an effective estimate process.
  • Develop high-level budgets based on conceptual design parameters.
  • Develop final proposals and bids based on architectural and design parameters.
  • Sequence labor steps to virtually develop a project.
  • Conceptualize engineering and fabrication methods for the purpose of estimation.
  • Create contract documents and proposals and scope of work language.
  • Manage the review and approval process for project estimates.
  • Cultivate, maintain, and manage vendor relationships.
  • Create preliminary production and preproduction schedules.
  • Create and track project change orders.
  • Manage multiple estimating projects on different timelines.
  • Manage projects of various levels of complexity and scope.
  • Provide ongoing support after the project is sold through the design, development, and fabrication phases.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to attend pre-bid meetings and site visits.

Leadership and Team Requirements

  • Possess strong organizational and communication skills with attention to detail.
  • Collaborate with and support design and project management to establish effective project goals and roadmaps.
  • Collaborate and consult with internal and external team members to formulate estimates and support project success.
  • As a team-based company, you will need to empathize, engage, collaborate and provide costing expertise on the team.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to minimize financial risk.
  • Be able to manage workload and meet deadlines for assigned work.
  • A humbly confident team member whose experiences will expand the team and who is eager to learn new skills and techniques in a custom handmade manufacturing setting.

Job Requirements and Skill Sets: 

  • Education: High School Diploma/GED or higher with a preference for Construction Management and/or Cost estimating equivalent work experience
  • Experience: 4+ years of estimating experience in general construction cost estimating, custom millwork or museum fabrication on multi-million-dollar projects and smaller.
  • Required Technical Skills
    • Must have basic knowledge of construction and millwork
    • Must be computer literate and trained in MS Excel, MS Project, Word, Outlook, and virtual conference programs.
    • Must be able to read and interpret blueprints, architectural plans, design documents, and specification documents
    • Must be able to read and interpret RFQ and RFP documents and contractual requirements for bid work
    • Understanding and experience with DBE subcontractor requirements
    • Excellent mathematical skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Recommended Skills
    • Experience with metal fabrication and welding.
    • Experience with LED and low voltage lighting and control systems
    • Experience with audiovisual integration
    • Experience with AutoCAD or 3D Modeling programs like Solidworks
    • Build and construction experience in either the field or a shop setting

Job Type: Full-Time Salary


  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time off
  • Health Insurance
  • HSA with employer funding
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Profit-sharing