Lumber Estimator in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with HMH Building Solutions Inc.

Position Title: Lumber Estimator
Reports to:
Owners and General Manager

Position Summary: The Estimator is responsible for acting as the primary contact for builders, renovators and or private home owners with a special project. The Estimator must have the ability to effectively prepare lumber estimates, present truss and EWP estimates.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

MUST have experience in Lumber Take-offs – the process of determining piece by piece what measurements and quantities of wood you will need to complete a project (in this case framing a house) from electronic blue prints.

• Maintains high standard of professionalism while liaising, consulting and communicating with customers regarding special projects

• Must have aptitude for customer service through meeting and identifying current and future needs of customers through friendly rapport and relationship building

• Analyze blue prints and preliminary drawings

• IS responsible for ensuring the availability of products and services through coordinating with Managers and Manufacturing plants to fill customer orders; arranging and prioritizing deliveries.

• Coordinates with specific Branches for specialized quotes – supports the sales efforts of the Outside Sales Staff by assisting in the completion of take-offs, quotations, etc.

• Responsible for continuous education in the field to be ready for any and all other duties as may be required from time to time in accordance with proper training and certification requirements.

Job Qualifications:

Education/Experience Requirements:

• Completion of Secondary School

• Experience in any construction trade is an asset

• Familiarity of R.S. Means (Construction Cost Software) and experience with residential projects a huge asset

• Knowledge of building codes

• Computer (PC) literate

• Ability to multitask in a fast pace work environment

Abilities / Skill Requirements:

• Communication skills, both verbal and written

• Product Knowledge

• Detail oriented

• General math skills

• Ability to work in a fast paced work environment

Physical Requirements:

• Comfortable in an office environment

• Comfortable making periodic site visits; mileage expensed

• Ability to sit for long periods of time

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

• Lumber Estimating: 1+ year(s)
• MUST have experience in Lumber Take-offs – the process of determining piece by piece what measurements and quantities of wood you will need to complete a project (in this case framing a house) from electronic blue prints.

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