DS Brown
  • 04-Aug-2017 to 31-Dec-2017 (EST)
  • Estimating
  • North Baltimore, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Founded in 1890, The D.S. Brown Company is a world-wide leader and supplier of engineered products to the bridge and highway industry. Headquartered in North Baltimore, Ohio the Company actively sells to bridge and pavement contractors, specialty subcontractors, and construction product distributors. The D.S. Brown Company is currently seeking applicants for an opening on our Estimating Team.

Job Description

The Project Estimator will be responsible for developing product takeoffs and cost estimates as required by client's documents on routine projects under direct supervision.


  • Identify, mark, takeoff and estimate products of interest to company from contract documents, including all revisions/addenda.
  • Maintain accuracy of takeoffs, estimates, and quotations of products through self review of project specifications, material and labor items as well as the final quotation itself.
  • Forward requests for information (RFI's) as required to customers and/or owners for items that are not clear but could affect overall cost.
  • Interact with supervisors and other departments (Engineering, Operations) on unusual products to ensure all cost factors have been accounted for and that customer schedules can be met. This can be by one on one or scheduled group meetings.
  • Obtain pricing for materials and from necessary subcontractors.
  • Enter cost and selling totals in database for tracking.
  • Where pre-determined standards are not available, responsible to provide reasonable estimate.
  • Informs immediate supervisor of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or database.
  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
  • Pursue supervisory review of large estimates
  • Review and update resource information (standard drawings/specifications, checklists and notes) to ensure items that impact cost are up to date.
  • Maintain adequate lead time on takeoff/estimate preparation.
  • Sort and file plans and specifications for long term storage
  • Prepares post fabrication cost analysis, especially for those projects that have been identified as going over estimate, by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead costs incurred in the fabrication of items.
  • Attends departmental meetings as required.


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • 1+ Years of experience in cost estimating and/or Structural Bearing/Expansion Joint Fabrication
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products (specifically Word and Excel)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle many competing priorities simultaneously
  • Capable of working both independently and as part of a team

D.S. Brown offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, short & long term disability plans, flex spending & health savings accounts, 10 company holidays, PTO (Paid Time Off), 401k with excellent company match, wellness programs, education assistance, uniforms allowances, boot reimbursement programs, and much more.

D.S. Brown provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or genetics.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:

  • North Baltimore, OH

Required education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering

Required experience:

  • Construction 1 year
  • Estimating 1 year
  • Project Management 1 year
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