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Steel Estimator

Steel Estimator

Steel Estimator

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Do you have GOOD SPATIAL IMAGINATION?  If you have experience in the steel and bridge building industry then I am sure you do and Accentuate Staffing wants to talk to you.  We are recruiting for a client in the Johnston County area for a STEEL ESTIMATOR.   To qualify for this role, you need at least 5 years of experience in the steel fabrication industry AND experience with AutoCAD, steel and paint industry codes and bridge experience is highly desirable.


  • Identify, order, review and evaluate potential projects.
  • Prepare cost estimates on new bids as well as change orders on existing contracts.
  • Visualize, analyze, and communicate project scope of work Including job bid instructions, specifications, drawings, etc.
  • Prepare a “take off” of all materials included on the job.
  • Analyze project specifics in order to prepare full cost estimate by calculating all necessary labor, materials, transportation, buyouts, sublet labor, etc.
  • Generate a detailed and accurate quotation for submittal to bidders. Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word is required.
  • Participate in bid day activities Including quote submittal, bidding contractor identification, etc.
  • Analyze project specifics by determining all necessary labor, paint materials, transportation, etc.; then visualize, analyze, and communicate project scope of work in a detailed and accurate quotation for submittal to bidders.
  • Collect and enter data from our four fabrication shops to generate an actual job performance analysis for use in the evaluation of future bids.
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with both new and existing customers.


  • Minimum five years experience in the steel industry.
  • High school diploma at minimum. College level coursework/degree is preferred.
  • Attention to detail is an essential personality trait.
  • Good spatial imagination skills are a must.
  • Possession of good verbal and written communication skills for dealing with contractors, suppliers, purchasing, etc.
  • Must be able to work both independently or as part of a team and on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Computer proficiency in Word and Excel mandatory. AutoCAD experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with steel and paint industry codes and specifications is a plus at hire.

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