Installed Building Products

Construction Estimator

Job Locations US-NC-Morrisville
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The Company



Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, Alpha Insulation and Waterproofing has over three decades of experience in commercial insulation, waterproofing, fireproofing, and firestopping. With a strong dedication and commitment to the people that form the very fabric of our company, Alpha has since expanded — we now have offices in Atlanta, Austin, Cincinnati, Charlotte, Denver, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Houston, Miami, Milwaukee, Nashville, Orlando, Phoenix, Raleigh/Durham, San Antonio, Tampa, Tulsa. There’s a reason why we’ve sustained such a high level of excellence, quality, and exemplary service since 1982. 


We have a strong culture rooted in trust, integrity, professionalism, and excellence; and, we make it a point to use good judgment, fairness, and common sense to meet our challenges. You’ll find that our team consists of talented, dedicated people who provide insulation, waterproofing, spray fireproofing, spray foam insulation, and restoration services to our commercial customers.


If you’ve got what it takes, we’ll provide the rest:

  • Competitive pay
  • Paid holidays & Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Insurance Benefits & 401k
  • Full training and industry orientation
  • Tuition reimbursement & scholarships
  • Family atmosphere and friendly co-workers

What You Can Expect

The Estimating Rep oversees all aspects of the project and is responsible for co-ordination and completion of the project and to this end will perform a variety of tasks. Tasks include analyzing drawings, specifications and addenda, setting deadlines, establishing schedules, procuring materials, tools & equipment, and monitoring and documenting progress of the project. The Estimating Rep may be responsible for more than one project at a time.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Attends weekly sales meetings to review the status of new and completed bids and to receive new assignments.
  • Promotes the company by attending trade association functions and cultivates customer relations through various means
  • Analyzes drawings, specifications and addenda to determine full scope of work.
  • Prepares detailed standardized quote letter and bids out to prime bidders. Places all bid information in Sales database and retains for future reference.
  • Follows up on bids by contacting customers by phone, email or personal visits to determine competitiveness of bid, to analyze possible scope differences with competition and to determine customer’s needs regarding possible value engineering and possible additions or deletions of scope of work included in bid. Logs all bid follow up with customers in the Alpha Sales database including bid tabs and scope of work included / excluded with other companies’ bids.
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work, discussing and preparing change orders as they occur, comparing & selecting vendors, manufacturers and sub-contractors to determine cost effectiveness.
  • Confers with Production team to assess requirements regarding scheduling, manpower, materials, deliveries, equipment and machinery, and logistics at the start of a project or for each new scope of work.
  • Confers with manufacturer representatives, lift and scaffold suppliers and general contractor Superintendent to resolve construction problems and improve construction methods.
  • Makes job site visits, operates a motor vehicle to and from each job site. Attends weekly job-site meetings. Inspects job for progress, scheduling updates, material and proper manpower requirements. Inspects work in progress to ensure that workmanship conforms to specifications and the adherence to construction schedules. Information is reviewed with assigned Superintendent.

To Be Successful

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university
  • One or two years related construction experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


Math Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

For Your Safety

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.

  • The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl: taste or smell.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

EEO Statement

IBP is an equal opportunity employer.


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