Complex Construction Project Estimator II in Springdale, AR at Arconic

Date Posted: 1/9/2020

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. 


Building and Construction Systems, a business unit of Arconic, is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry.  Kawneer is part of Arconic’s Global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit, which manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


This opening is in our Kawneer Front-end office located in Springdale, AR.  The Construction Project Estimator II-Complex Projects role is responsible for providing exceptional customer service and drives revenue impact through ensuring that incoming customer requests for pricing are accurately reviewed and entered into the system. The estimator is central to maintaining communication with customers, including overseeing order pursuit activities and project negotiations.
Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Work on complex construction projects to include major project work for the Southern and Western Regions of the United States;
  • Prepare material proposals and material take-offs for Kawneer products from customer supplied lists, customer elevations and architectural plans/ specifications;
  • Interact and work with customers and sales representatives on quote follow-up, order changes, product related issues and customer claims;
  • Provide required levels of service to customers where Kawneer is the preferred supplier;
  • Coordinate and collaborate with employees and other internal resources on complex projects;
  • Develop knowledge of and regularly use Kawneer product portfolio and price book;
  • Use KaluCAD applications to calculate price concessions based on established guidelines;
  • Be a point-of-contact on phone inquiries with expectation of 100% “live call” response and customer assistance without frequently forwarding calls to other front-end employees.
Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:
  • This position requires strong communication skills, attention to detail and computer literacy. In working with customers and the sales team, the candidate should be comfortable interacting with a variety of people;
  • Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook and Excel;
  • Organization and time management skills;
  • Communication Skills: Written and verbal/phone;
  • Ability to help formulate successful order pursuit strategies;
  • Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated ability to follow written and verbal instructions;
  • Ability to function in an environment with tight deadlines.


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • 2 years of experience in estimating, or architectural building/construction industry experience
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management from an accredited institution
  • Experience with Division 8 specifications
  • Experience with commercial architectural buildings, or the commercial construction industry
  • Ability to read plans and specifications
  • Experience using JD Edwards and / or KaluCAD.