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Cost Estimator


This is a Full-time position in Chicago, IL posted October 21, 2021.

I am seeking an Estimator for a Steel Manufacturing company in the Chicagoland area. This position is located in Downtown Chicago. The main function of the role is to determine cost for custom orders. This position would be a hybrid position! (At home/in office) The ideal candidate has the following:

  • Bachelors Degree (Engineering or Technical Degree)- Plus !
  • 2-5+ years of experience
  • Recent grad interested in manufacturing/customer service
  • Knowledge of customer service
  • Microsoft Office
  • Blueprint Reading
  • GD&T
  • Math/Geometry Skillset

Job Requirements:

  • Used for cost estimating purposes
  • Support various cost estimating reports
  • Establishing cost estimates for all products
  • Developing cost estimates for components/assemblies
  • Develop and maintain cost estimating database
  • Prepare or review cost estimates for projects
  • Establish tooling and part cost estimates
  • Prepare cost and work completion estimates for projects
  • Support cost estimating team with daily needs
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates for all types of projects
  • Provide cost impacts for engineering
  • Assess cost competitiveness and identify cost-reduction opportunities
  • Prepare cost estimates and price quotations on new work and coordinate the preparation of cost estimates on project continuations
  • Prepare cost estimates by analyzing prints and requirements
  • Directed towards material cost savings
  • Lead the development of cost modeling/cost estimation support
  • Building up cost estimates database for internal use
  • Develop labor, materials and other resource estimates and related cost estimates
  • Develop owner’s cost estimates and reviews cost estimates from contractors for new work as well as change orders
  • Issue cost estimates without proper Feasibility approval