Location: Sales and Estimating Office
Position: Estimator
Status: FILLED
Last updated: 05/22/2014

NOW Specialties has an immediate, on-site opening in our Sales and Estimating Office in Carrollton, Texas. This position does not allow telecommuting, and may not allow it in the future. The qualified candidate therefore requires reliable transportation.

Job Details:

  • Full time
  • Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm Monday-Friday
  • Any pertinent skills training or office safety meetings are mandatory (e.g. blueprint reading, iSqFt, EDGE, computer-aided design, CPR, tornado, fire, first aid, etc.)

Duties Include:

  • Reading blueprints, specifications, and other bid documents
  • Determining material quantities/estimated bills of material
  • Preparing detailed project cost estimates, including material and labor costs
  • Preparing written budget and bid proposals
  • Pre-construction negotiation
  • Attending pre-bid meetings and project walk-throughs (travel is minimal and overnight travel is very infrequent)
  • Reviewing and responding to bid invitations
  • Downloading electronic files and tracking their print status
  • Downloading and printing addenda, specifications and other supplementary information

Candidate Requirements:

  • Eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • Experience preferred – construction industry a plus
  • General contractor/specialty subcontractor experience a big plus
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Spanish-English bilingual preferred
  • Degree preferred (4-year college or 2 year technical school training)
  • Previous experience should include blueprint reading and review, spread sheet and quotation preparation.
  • Need proficiency in: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook as a minimum
  • Familiarity with ISQFT estimating software is a plus, as is familiarity with EDGE software
  • CAD experience is a plus

Salary commensurate with experience

Please email your resume to Fred Nolan at