Designer/Estimator

Waunakee Remodeling, Inc.
Job Description
Job Summary
• This position works directly with partnering sales staff and project managers to successfully design and estimate remodeling projects with a focus on project profitability and customer experience. The responsibilities include accurately drafting the project, obtaining estimates from vendors and sub-contractors and ordering the agreed upon products. Accurate project documentation is essential to the success of this position.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities • Use scope and pictures provided by sales staff along with knowledge of plumbing, countertops, cabinets, flooring, paint colors and general hardware to design functional home remodeling projects.
• Meet with Carpentry Sales Consultants to understand customer expectations.
• Based on homeowner’s wants and needs gathered from Sales Consultants, create technical drawings and blueprints, and request price quotes from vendors and sub-contractors as needed to price an accurate project bid. • Create plan packets including technical drawings for installation staff, ensuring required notes and details are captured in plans. • Stay current on the changing design trends, evolving customer preference, and the competitive market place for products.
• Manage difficult situations with tact; combining concern for sales staff requests while still maintaining reasonable expectations.
Education and Experience • High School Diploma or equivalent required. • Degree in Architectural Drafting or Design, Interior Design, Construction Management or similar study preferred. Will also consider four years equivalent work experience.
Required Skills
• Minimum of 1 year estimating experience required.
• Experience with ArchiCad, AutoCad, 20/20 and Sketch-Up is ideal along with Microsoft Office & Adobe Suites.
• Experience in residential remodeling and construction process preferred. • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License is required with an excellent driving record.
Work Environment:
• 90% of working conditions are normal for an office environment.
• Remaining 10% can require the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Work conditions can also require the use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
• Typical work week is Monday through Friday and averages 40 hours per week.
Pay:
• This is a non-exempt, hourly position that is eligible for overtime.
• Hourly rate is commensurate on experience.
• Position comes with excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, FSA, HSA, Life, Disability, 401k and paid time off.
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