Employment Type
Full Time
Job Location
813 Wallace Way, 98930, Grandview
Date posted
April 12, 2019
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Position title
Steel Building Estimator/Steel Building Sales

Columbia River Steel & Construction, Inc. (CRSC) is seeking a Sales / Steel Building Estimator for general construction services to join the Columbia River Family! The Estimator processes and confirms quote requests in a timely accurate manner and follows up for building sales.



  • Prepare pricing estimates for new steel building projects; also components, and change orders on existing projects.
  • Updates and maintains quote log, works at fast pace with attention to detail, and helps others when possible.
  • Able to read architectural and structural plans, specifications, and to take note of project requirements, details, and identify project risks and/or special requirements.
  • Able to provide a descriptive scope of work for our team based off of written requests, sketches, architectural plans, and specifications in order to structure written quotes in a clear and understanding way.
  • Reviews the customer sketches, quote requests, and questions/clarifies variances that may occur.
  • Ability to develop estimates from drawings, blueprints, shop drawings and other construction documents used in the design of steel buildings and fabrication applications.
  • Prepare an accurate “take off” of materials included in the jobs; estimating all necessary labor, materials equipment and delivery costs to prepare thorough estimates.
  • Assists clients and supervisors with preliminary project layout to guide them towards the most economical and efficient design.
  • Possesses working knowledge of CRSC’s Building design programs for best pricing.
  • Processes price checks and man-hours in a timely manner by using CRSC’s spreadsheets.
  • Provides unparalleled personal attention to meeting the needs of our customers.
  • Treats coworkers with dignity and respect. Works as a team player.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor and can communicate workload and utilization.
  • Able to utilize Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel daily to communicate with customers, suppliers, creating scopes, and developing budgets.
  • Qualifications: Minimum 2-year post-secondary education in drafting, business, or related field preferred and/or minimum 1-2 years construction, metal building, or sales/customer service work experience.
  • This position requires a strong mathematical aptitude, computer skills, attention to detail, and the ability to interpret plans/specifications for industrial and commercial contract drawings.
  • Qualified applicant must possess excellent verbal and written communication/interpersonal skills, positive attitude, and capacity to work well with internal and external customers.
  • Additionally, must have an aptitude to produce complete, accurate, and fiscally responsible quotations through acquired knowledge of CRSC’s product line, processes/procedures, and customer requirements.
  • The ideal candidate will align with and strengthen company culture and core values of faith, trust, hard work, integrity, respect, responsibility and community.
  • Customer Service: (Preferred)
  • Sales: (Preferred)
  • Metal Building Estimating: (Preferred)
Job Benefits
  • Competitive wages
  • Paid time off
  • * Medical, Dental
  • *401 K
    * Available after probation period.

Position: Steel Building Estimator/Steel Building Sales

Thank you for submitting your application. We will be in contact if you meet the minimum requirements for the position.