MBT Specialties Seeking Estimator


  • Works on projects from the inquiry phase to complete budget pricing, detailed pricing, value engineering, proposal generation and presentation. Occasionally assist Sales and Executive teams with new project inquiry estimates.
  • Estimator transitions project to project manager once order is placed. Estimator remains partially involved through shop drawing phase (as a supportive role) as PM is solely responsible for shop drawings.
  • Estimator supports sales team and project management team
  • Main point of contact with S&H
  • Estimator tales drawings and turns them into quantities.
  • Prices materials with Schotten & Hansen
  • Works with sales team to get scope questions answered.
  • Prices installation with in-house multipliers and rates
  • Generates proposal in collaboration with sales team
  • Work on multiple projects in various stages of completion.
    Coordinating and development of the project budget & Schedule.
  • Coordination with the Schotten & Hansen production team in Germany in terms of:
    • Project pricing, technical details, project schedule, quality control, and transport logistics.
  •  Communicate frequently with General Contractor, Designer, and Architect.
  • Coordinate, request, and review project shop drawings.
  • Coordinate and manage product import logistics from Germany to the United States. Includes:
    • Request and aggregate data to create Project Transport Form.
    • Coordinating with Freight Forwarding vendors for Ocean & Airfreight quotes, book cargo, inquire US Customs clearance status, schedule local US trucking & onsite material delivery.
    • Confirming Ocean and/or Airfreight cargo booking status at critical points.
  • Compile project details and create the Project Installation Package for onsite teams.
  • Organize and lead project hand over meeting with onsite project team leader.
  • Provide technical & coordination support for installation team including regular project site visits.
  • Prepare and submit field questions.
  • Negotiating and finalizing contract change orders with general contractor and subcontractors.
  • Create, issue, and follow up with project invoices.
  • Review field time cards and reconcile to project budget.
  • Maintain digital project folder.
  • Reviewing subcontractor/vendor invoices and requests for payment.
  • Manage project close-out activities.
  • Uphold MBT Specialties quality control standards.


  • Attention to detail: Our work & clientele require excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and comprehend plans, specifications, addenda, bid materials, contracts and related construction documents.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work in a fast-paced team environment with minimal supervision, maintaining high quality standards; pro-active self-starter who is interested in learning and taking on new responsibilities.
  • Exercise sound judgment in work product and interactions with clients, general contractors, field staff, and subcontractors.


  • College Graduate
  • Previous experience as an Assistant Project Manager or Project Engineer.
  • 1-3 years of experience in design, architecture and/or construction related fields in New York City.


  • Proficiency Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word. Adobe Acrobat.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Project. CAD would be a plus.
    **Professional references required.

Contact: natashia@mbtspecialties.com