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Business Unit:  E&K of Chicago, Inc.
Department:  Estimating, Chicago

Elmhurst, IL, US, 60126

Job Description: 

Since 1956, E&K has been uncompromising in the commitment to deliver the highest quality products and services our clients demand, anywhere they need them. Today, we’re one of the largest interior/exterior finish contractors in the U.S., with offices throughout the country and a reputation for excellence.


Our employees love the small yet strong team atmosphere.  Because we value our employees, we strive to provide a competitive salary and benefits package, including medical; dental; 401k; voluntary benefits; disability; life insurance; paid vacation, holiday, volunteer & sick time; paid parental leave; student loan paydown program; and EAP.


Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Bidding, selling, and marketing E&K’s services and products, including monitoring market and technical trends.
  • Estimating on selected projects to determine final material, labor, and subcontractor costs to be used in the creation of a proposal.
  • Set up jobsites project and accounting files.
  • Setting up projects through the incorporation of all pertinent data needed for completion of a project.
  • Responsible for coordinating projects as defined in documentation.
  • Coordinate all field requirements (manpower, tools, material, and subcontractors).
  • Coordinate billings, including change orders and related items.
  • Provide all requirements to all outside parties.
  • Coordinate material purchases and deliveries.
  • Provide all cost reporting.
  • Responsible for taking actions necessary to assure a profitable and successful project.
  • Responsible for supervision of all project personnel.
  • Coordination of all responsibilities is required with each department head, as it relates to their area of expertise.
  • Attend and participate in all required training programs.
  • Conform to all company policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements of the position include:

  • 3-5 years of commercial metal framing and drywall construction experience in Estimating and/or Project Management.
  • Experience with OST and QuickBid is preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents, drawings, schedules, and specifications.
  • Knowledge of construction budgets, scheduling, and estimating.
  • Strong leadership and management abilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of organization and multi-tasking skills.


E&K is proud to be an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, E-Verify, and Drug Free Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law. 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago