Chief Estimator


Portland, OR

Industry: Construction


Less than 5 years

Posted 283 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Our Organization is seeks a self-motivated, results focused Estimator to join our growing team. Successful candidates will have a professional attitude and thrive in a fast-paced environment. We are looking for someone that thrives in improving performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability through the implementation of effective methods and strategies.


The Estimator is responsible for estimating, project management, safety of personnel, profitability and execution of direction provided by the Vice President.


***Qualified candidates must be experienced in commercial roofing estimating***


Essential Job Responsibilities (include but not limited to):

?       Meet sales and performance goals.

?       Estimating of assigned projects.

?       Review and judge subcontractors? bid proposals.

?       Review incoming contracts and applicable scopes of work.

?       Organization, construction and completion of job set-up packets/paperwork; including writing of purchase orders and work orders (when managing own project).

?       Schedule and lead job awareness meeting at time of job set-up.

?       Monitor physical progress and financial performance of projects.

?       Conduct labor and project projections (when managing own project).

?       Review and respond to RFI?s, ASI?s, and other project design updates.

?       Formulate change order estimates.

?       Review safety plans with EHS and ensure the safety of field personnel.

?       Review punch list and project close-out.

?       Understanding of and commitment to customer service and Snyder?s core values.



?       Bachelor?s Degree in business, management or other related field is highly preferred.

?       Equivalent work experience is acceptable in lieu of college education.

?       3-5+ years? industry knowledge and experience.

?       3-5+ years?experience working in an Estimator capacity.

?       2-3+ years?experience managing a small to mid-sized team.


Skills/Knowledge/Abilities Required:

?       Qualified candidate will benefit from having experience with Edge estimating software.

?       Effective leadership skills that include inspiring and mentoring a team.

?       Desire to mentor and develop a team.

?       Provide exceptional customer service. Must maintain professionalism and a positive service attitude.

?       Read and analyze plans and specifications.

?       Technical understanding of the products and installation procedures.

?       Ability to operate within the accounting software.

?       Microsoft Office, Viewpoint, RoofCAD.

?       Basic contract knowledge.

?       Understanding of performance metrics of estimating team.

?       Understanding of production and production metrics of field teams.

?       Problem solving/analysis and collaboration skills.

?       Manage Company and customer demands.

?       Technical and mathematical capacity.

?       Excellent research skills and detail orientated. Sharp listening skills and a critical thinker.

?       Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team environment and as an individual.

?       Present an attitude of professionalism, honesty and integrity.

?       Confident and personable. Ability to self-motivate with an excellent sense of personal accountability.

?       Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.

?       Exceptional problem solving skills.

?       Ability to work under pressure and multi-task in a fast-paced environment.



Our competitive benefit package includes: PTO, paid holidays, medical/dental/vision coverage (following waiting period, premium is paid 100% by the Company for employee, spouse and dependents) and 401K with Company contribution. Package also includes an additional Wellness reimbursement for up to $500 per calendar year.


Supervisory Responsibility

Interfaces with EHS, Project Managers, Operations and Field Superintendents.



No travel outside the Western Oregon area is anticipated unless deemed necessary for trainings or other Company needs. Travel to job sites in the region is required.



The position operates the majority of the time in a typical office environment, spending time at a desk, typing at a computer, talking with people in person or on the phone, taking notes and using standard office equipment. The job also sometimes happens at job sites in the field or shop, walking, climbing ladders, talking with people or in sometimes loud environments.


ADA Statement

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


AAP/EEO Statement

Our company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual preference, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal laws. In addition, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which our company has facilities and/or jobsites. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.


Passage of a drug test is required at the time of employment. Our organization is a Drug Free Work Environment. Any candidate that tests positive for marijuana or ANY controlled substance and/or alcohol during a pre-employment drug/alcohol screening will not be eligible for hire.