Rough Brothers
  • 05-Jul-2018 to 03-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Operations
  • Temecula, CA, USA
  • Full Time

For over 80 years, Rough Brothers has been working with hundreds of clients to design, engineer and manufacture research, teaching, educational and commercial greenhouses. Our business is building the custom greenhouses and conservatories that help commercial growers, retail garden centers, research facilities, universities and schools throughout the country.

Rough Brothers is currently seeking an Estimator to join our dynamic team.

Job title:  Estimator


  • 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/labor from necessary vendors/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.


  • Mechanical Engineering Degree
  • 1+ years of Mechanical Systems experience
  • 1+ years of Cost Estimating experience

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location: Temecula, CA

Preferred education: Mechanical Engineering Degree 


Rough Brothers offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, and life insurance; company match 401(k); tuition reimbursement; paid vacation and much more.

Rough Brothers provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

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