Reports to: Director of Estimating

Position Summary:

The estimator’s key role will be to apply their knowledge of installation
and accurately quantify products in floor covering, countertops, and
vertical surfaces resulting in victorious proposals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for entire project from initial bid to final completion.
  • Understand architectural drawing in both electronic and hard copy.
  • Create, send, and manage subcontractor requests to be included in a proposal.
  • Calculate costs of material and labor and identify time requirements for the following: floor coverings, vertical surfaces, and granite countertops.
  • Present estimates by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information in a takeoff form.
  • Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Create visual aids and pricing tools for clients based on project specifications.
  • Resolve discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Attend educational courses of the industry to stay focused on industry trends.
  • Understands installations of floor covering, and installation of vertical surfaces for ceramic tile.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and electronic takeoff programs.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and follow up projects in a timely manner.
  • Communicate on a professional level with sales, production, field superintendents, and builders.
  • All estimators will be required to follow standard operating procedures and industry standard as indicated by the Director of Estimating.
  • Participate in developing bid package estimate documents.
  • Maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures including current (accurate) information on prices for each builder.
  • Perform other duties as directed.


Knowledge, experience, skills and abilities required to successfully undertake this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college/university, technical school – or equivalent experience in construction.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of fractions, percentages, ratios, margins, and mark-ups.
  • Be able to use geometric formulas and equations are required in calculating take-offs.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establishes facts, and draw valid conclusions.

To apply:  Upload your resumé to the Primera website careers page by 4/18/2019 https://www.primera.net/careers/ Location – Tempe, Job Description – Administrative  

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