Inginaire - Engineering Staffing

Drafter / Estimator

Maple Grove, MN
Contact For Rate
Jun 18, 2019
Jul 09, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time
Inginaire is seeking a Drafter / Estimator for our client in Maple Grove, MN. This is a direct hire opportunity starting as soon as possible.


  • Draft accurate shop drawings in CAD, based on each projects architectural plans and specs, existing conditions, field measurements, information supplied in Sales Hand-off meeting, your past experience and knowledge and collaboration with Project Manager.
  • Review Architectural Drawings, Specifications and any other construction documents.
  • Assist in all field measurement.
  • Compare Architectural Drawings to actual field conditions.
  • Contribute to the designing of shop drawings for all types of projects.
  • Incorporate "red-line" comments as necessary.
  • Complete as-built drawings as required.
  • Maintain an organized system for storing shop drawings, and architectural drawings and specifications for future reference.
  • Secure and store architect/G.C. approved, stamped shop drawings
  • Utilize various mediums that identify projects that are requesting bids.
  • Maintain your Salesman Project List, noting all projects you are currently bidding or working on. Review projects with President as required.
  • Thoroughly review and understand all aspects of the bid documents, architectural plans, specifications, existing conditions and the entire scope of work, for each project you are working on.
  • Contact architect or client to clarify all ambiguous items relative to the work you are bidding.
  • Conduct an accurate take-off based on architectural plans, specifications and all related bid documents.
  • Develop relationships with suppliers, subcontractors and potential partners that may be involved with providing services, products and pricing for potential projects.
  • Solicit quotes from multiple subcontractors and suppliers and evaluate quotes based on more than just price.
  • Review all quotes from subcontractors and suppliers for completeness and for any discrepancies relative to the bid documents and your quote request.
  • Conduct a Sales Hand-off meeting with Sr. Project Manager & Project Coordinator as soon as possible after receiving official notification of being awarded a project from client, Review all pertinent information, noting any unique items related to each project.
  • Provide assistance to Project Coordinator or Project Manager in clarifying bid documents, quotes from subcontractors or suppliers, or reviewing any pre-award conversations if requested.
  • Provide an organized folder of all information relative to each project. This folder must include a Contract, LOI or some official document from client indicating the awarding of a project. It should also include our formal quote with a quoted amount that matches the Contract, a Worksheet with a total that matches the quote, and all back up quotes from suppliers and subcontractors, and/or your personal estimates, which match each line item on the Worksheet.
  • Seek out information on new products, regulations, building codes, means and methods which may provide new opportunities or which may affect the cost of performing our work.


  • Proficiency in CAD 2015 software.
  • Organized and efficient.
  • Ability to communicate with a broad range of individuals.
  • Thorough understanding of construction documents and plans.
  • Knowledge of general construction techniques.
  • Strong Math and Writing Skills
  • Ability to create mental models in 2-D and 3-D.


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