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Designer/Estimator

Based out of Waunakee, WI

 

Job Summary

  • This position works directly with partnering sales staff and project managers to successfully design and estimate remodeling projects with a focus on project profitability and customer experience. The responsibilities include accurately drafting the project, obtaining estimates from vendors and sub-contractors and ordering the agreed upon products. Accurate project documentation is essential to the success of this position.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Use scope and pictures provided by sales staff along with knowledge of plumbing, countertops, cabinets, flooring, paint colors and general hardware to design functional home remodeling projects.
  • Meet with Carpentry Sales Consultants to understand customer expectations.
  • Based on homeowner’s wants and needs gathered from Sales Consultants, create technical drawings and blueprints, and request price quotes from vendors and sub-contractors as needed to price an accurate project bid.
  • Create plan packets including technical drawings for installation staff, ensuring required notes and details are captured in plans.
  • Stay current on the changing design trends, evolving customer preference, and the competitive market place for products.
  • Manage difficult situations with tact; combining concern for sales staff requests while still maintaining reasonable expectations.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Degree in Architectural Drafting or Design, Interior Design, Construction Management or similar study preferred.  Will also consider four years equivalent work experience.

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 1 year estimating experience required.
  • Experience with ArchiCad, AutoCad, 20/20 and Sketch-Up is ideal along with Microsoft Office & Adobe Suites.
  • Experience in residential remodeling and construction process preferred.
  • Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License is required with an excellent driving record.

Work Environment:

  • 90% of working conditions are normal for an office environment.
  • Remaining 10% can require the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Work conditions can also require the use of personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Typical work week is Monday through Friday and averages 40 hours per week.

 

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this job/classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. This position is subject to a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. Only job related convictions will be considered and will not automatically disqualify a candidate. Waunakee Remodeling is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

To apply, fill out the online application, found HERE.