Estimator/Project Manager – Paint Division

June 16, 2017

California Drywall is currently seeking a Project Manager/Estimator for its Paint Division.

The Estimator will prepare comprehensive interior and exterior paint budgets and estimate proposals through quantity surveying and detailed pricing for commercial construction projects. The individual will demonstrate excellent people and communication skills and is the lead during the bidding of a project, working closely with others within the company during the bid process to achieve thorough, detailed, accurate estimates and their timely delivery to our Clients.

Upon winning a project he/she will lead the company’s efforts during the construction and close-out of phases, working closely with others within the company, the general contractor and other subcontractors to deliver a timely and successful project to our Clients.

Assignments will range in value, but will often exceed $500,000.

This individual will also work closely with California Drywall’s internal team (superintendents, purchasing, safety, field personnel, finance, etc.) to ensure that the company’s goals (profitability, safety, etc.) are met or exceeded for each project.





  • Prepare accurate conceptual estimates, budgets and pricing, per bid procedures:

– Review of all drawings, addenda, specifications, RFI’s, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work for estimate,

– Review of bid documents, for any special requirements (i.e. bid bonds, insurances, pre-qualifications, signatures, etc.) and get to appropriate company personnel well in advance of bid,

– Generating and submitting bid questions/RFIs,

– Meeting bid deadline,

– Preparation of formal proposal, including cover letters and bid proposal, including the cost breakdown, clarifications, complete scope of work narrative and exclusions.

  • Follow-up after submission of estimates to General Contractors.
  • Participate in negotiating final pricing, contracts, etc., as required.
  • Develop business with new and existing clients and maintain relationships with contacts industry wide.
  • Participate in business development and sales efforts.
  • Perform well under tight deadlines.
  • Promote a team approach and participate in the improvement of California Drywall.

Project Management

  • Manage projects to achieve or beat financial, safety and other objectives set by California Drywall.
  • Lead the well-organized, professional delivery of Cal Drywall products and services to ensure a successful project for our Clients.
  • Work with estimators, purchasing, safety and superintendents on successful bids to provide a smooth and thorough transition to the project team.
  • Set-up, budget, organizing, schedule and manage assigned projects.
  • Identify potential value engineered details and/or materials to minimize project costs.
  • Estimate material requirements.
  • Develop and coordinate budgets and schedules.
  • Price, negotiate and track change order requests and RFI’s.
  • Identify potential challenges related to schedule, means and methods, coordination, etc. on a project and take a proactive approach to coming up with the best possible solution.
  • Monitor and manage project labor and costs as compared with the budget.
  • Address and resolve billing and payment issues.
  • Manage resources and analyze data to improve our ability to spot and solve problem conditions.
  • Address general contractors’ and owners’ issues to assure customer satisfaction is constantly achieved.
  • Act as liaison between California Drywall and the client.
  • Represent California Drywall in the most professional manner.
  • Build and maintain enduring relationships with clients and other contacts industry wide.
  • Promote a team approach and participate in the improvement of California Drywall


To be eligible to perform this job, an individual must possess the following:

  • 4 year related degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or field experience,
  • 7+ yeas estimating/project management experience for commercial paint projects, including:

– Wall coverings

– Decorative coatings

– Faux finishes

– Waterproofing

– Staining

– Special coatings

– Acoustical Wall Panels

– High performance coatings

– Intumescent coatings

  • A demonstrated track record of successful, profitable projects of $500,000 +,
  • Proven track record of working well for/with General Contractors,
  • Comprehensive knowledge of cost control, budgeting, and accurate and decisive cost reporting, billing and forecasting
  • Comprehensive knowledge of codes, standards, materials, and construction techniques unique to our business,
  • Above average computer skills including experience with:

– Estimating software (On Center Quick Bid, On Screen Take Off, etc.)

– Scheduling software (Primavera, MS Project, etc.),

– Outlook, Word, Excel, MS Project, etc.

  • Ability to both work independently and as a member of a team,
  • Must be personable and possess good communication skills – Serve as company interface with general contractors, architects, construction managers, owners, consultants, vendors and internal team.



  • This is an opportunity with growth potential. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401K, bonus, continuing education reimbursement.

California Drywall is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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