Building Cost Analyst

Location: Chicago, IL

We are a fast-growing roofing company based in Chicago. We are currently hiring for 2 Estimator positions and we are looking for candidates to start as soon as possible.

- Bidding: Responding to requests for proposals, preparing bids, and securing commercial and industrial roofing projects

- Relationships: Establishing and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers

- Sales Pipeline: Identifying additional sales opportunities through preventive maintenance and service calls.

Key Responsibilities:

· Estimating and Bidding:

o Review and understand project specifications from architectural drawings and bid documents.

o Calculate labor and material cost estimates and create itemized lists of materials

o Prepare quotations and bids based on field information.

o Assist in updating and improving estimation and bidding process based on market and business changes.

· Product and Purchasing:

o Collaborate with manufacturer representatives to gather current material pricing and assembly information.

o Stay updated on industry standards, processes, and techniques.

· Customer Satisfaction / Business Development:

o Maintain strong relationships and communication with prime contractors, owners, staff, and manufacturers to increase sales and customer satisfaction.

· Projects:

o Collaborate with project management to smoothly transition accepted proposals into active projects.

o Maintain accurate and up-to-date project files.

Required Knowledge & Skills:

· Product:

o Extensive knowledge of single-ply roofing materials and attachment methods.

o Ability to read and interpret specifications, bid documents, and perform project takeoffs.

o Ability to compile and prepare project submittals.

· Analytical: Strong mathematical skills for basic calculations and ratio analyses using spreadsheets.

· Project Management:

o Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational, administrative, logistical, and communication skills.

o Ability to calculate pricing and cost impacts for change orders.

o Data management: Proficiency in Excel and Word is a must. Experience with DataForma is a plus as most project documents are managed electronically.

o Team coordination: Ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

· Must pass a pre-hire criminal background check.


· 2+ years of experience as an Estimator in commercial roofing.

· Prior sales experience in roofing and/or construction is a plus.

· Knowledge of single-ply membranes and attachment methods.

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