Market Update | April 2023

Commercial Estimator

Omaha Recruitment Commercial Estimator

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Commercial Estimator | Omaha NE

This position offers a competitive compensation package and outstanding benefit program including medical, dental and EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLAN and accrued VACATION in the first year.

Mead Lumber Company is a leading provider of products to professional contractors, construction builders and remodelers. We have 52 Operating locations across 9 Midwestern states. 100% employee-owned, we are the 16th largest building material suppliers to professional builders in the country. We continue to grow through acquisitions and are in search of driven individuals who desire an opportunity to grow and apply their skills to help us attain our goals.

Job Summary

Review architectural & structural drawings, cross referencing them with the information in the specification book to create a comprehensive estimate with an accurate materials list and scope of work.
Prepare commercial project estimate packages for presentation to the customer working alongside salesperson. Communicate, on a daily basis, with both internal and external customers to ensure all critical information is correctly incorporated into the commercial estimates.

Responsibilities & Duties
• Review and evaluate cost estimates
• Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues regarding new & current projects.
• Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
• Review material & labor requirements to decide most effective way to produce components.
• Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services.
• Prepare cost estimates, bids and technical reports.
• Ensure timely completion of estimates.
• Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors & subcontractors
• Work directly with Outside Sales Representative and General Contractors regarding all aspects of blueprints, structural issues, specification book, estimates, voluntary substitutes and scope of work.
• Assemble & expedite submittals
• Work alongside salesperson, customer, and subcontractor to ensure all schedules are met.
• Expedite and resolve issues as they arise.

Qualifications & Requirements
• 4 years in lumber and/or building materials industry.
• Estimating experience.
• Proficient in industry and supplier software applications.
• Proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
• High School Diploma, General Education Degree (GED) or Associate’s Degree required
• Rough Carpentry, Project Supervision and or Project Manager experience will be considered.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.
• Certificates of Completion in blueprin

Job Type: Full-time
Location: Mead Lumber Corporate Office | Omaha Nebraska

Mead Lumber offers competitive pay and benefit package, including paid holidays, vacation and sick time, group medical and dental insurance, 401(k), ESOP, dependent education assistance.

Mead Lumber considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, age, pregnancy, marital status, veterans status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or any other protected basis prohibited by law.

Mead Lumber is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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