Estimating Supervisor (Non-engineered Products) in Harrisonburg, VA at Arconic

Date Posted: 9/10/2019

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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.
We have an immediate opening with our Arconic/Kawneer business for an Estimating Supervisor for our Order Pursuit Team in Harrisonburg, VA.
Primary Purpose of the Job:
  • Supervise Engineered Estimating Team, Drive Process Improvements to Obtain Plan/Goals;
  • Evaluate and confirm requests for quotes and proposals;
  • Work on ways to improve processes between estimating group and Architectural Services/Sales;
  • Assist Estimating Manager with managing the team’s daily activity and time/attendance recording;
  • Liaison for downstream departments needing revision work from estimating team;
  • Negotiate projects with customers/Close the deal;
  • Assist Onboarding of new hires within the non-engineered group
Major activities/Key challenges:
  • Motivate and manage order pursuit effort of team;
  • Meet all project criteria including any applicable exceptions;
  • Prepare bid proposals from customer request or architectural plans;
  • Generate material take-off;
  • Generate pricing for technical services;
  • Evaluate and offer strategic alternate pricing;
  • Maintain proficiency in all operating systems and tools;
  • Communicate with customer and Sales to develop job strategy/product application;
  • Provide pricing to customer and follow up on proposal;
  • Meet or exceed closing ratio to support sales plan;
  • Coordinate combined product pricing as required.
  • Coordinate pricing and schedules with outside vendors to meet quote request dates and project scopes. 
Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education:
  • Strong construction/architectural industry background knowledge.
  • KaluCAD application experience.
  • Demonstrated customer relationship skills.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in all Kawneer front-end systems.
  • Demonstrated organizational/time management skills.
  • Demonstrated file management skills.
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.

Major Customers:
  • Contractors/Sub-contractors and Vendors
  • Order Pursuit
  • Sales
  • Project Managers


Basic Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma and a minimum of 30 college/university credits.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in construction/architectural industry;
  • 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 from an Accredited Institution;
  • Ability to read architectural plans and specifications and or KaluCAD application experience;
  • Demonstrated estimating experience in construction/architectural industry;
  • Demonstrated computer skills in all Kawneer front-end systems;
  • Demonstrated customer relationship skills;
  • Demonstrated organizational/time management skills;
  • Demonstrated file management skills;
  • Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.