Rough Brothers
  • 17-Jul-2019 to 01-Aug-2019 (MST)
  • Institutional & Conservatory
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Full Time

For over 85 years, Rough Brothers has been working with hundreds of clients to design, engineer, manufacture and construct research, teaching, educational and commercial greenhouses and conservatories.  Our business is building the custom greenhouses and conservatories that help commercial growers, retail garden centers, research facilities, schools, universities, botanical gardens and zoos throughout the country

RBI is an exciting and dynamic place to work, with a wide range of career opportunities. At RBI, people really make a difference. If you have talent, knowledge, and experience - and want to take on new and meaningful challenges, grow professionally, and be a part of an organization committed to excellence, it's time to consider joining the RBI team.

We are currently seeking an Estimator to join our dynamic team.


  • Research, investigate, procure documentation and network with owners, architects and construction firms for potential project leads.
  • 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.
  • Develop accurate budgets and proposals in a timely manner 
  • Follow up and negotiate with clients in order to secure future projects with Division Manager.
  • Work in conjuction with Project Manager's for the establishment of project plans, estimates, resources, and material requirements for assigned projects.
  • Process field crew pay requests for Project Manager's review and submission. 
  • Assist Project Management Team with obtaining pricing from subcontractors and vendors. 
  • Maintain proper documentation throughout the project, including; contract execution, bonds, insurance certificates, lien waivers, certified payroll documents, final scope and pricing confirmation letters,change orders, submittal, close out documents, etc.
  • Provide effective communication internally and externally regarding project status and reporting, including informing team of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or database.
  • Performs company activities in addition to the above as assigned by Division Manager. 


  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Business Administration, Construction Management, or Architecture
  • 2+ years of experience in Estimating
  • 2+ years of experience in equivalent level role within a project based construction company
  • Fluent in Microsoft Ward, Excel, Project and Adobe products.
  • Experience with ACAD and ERP software is desirable.

Job Type: Full-time

Job Location:  Cincinnati, OH

Travel:  Less than 50%

Rough Brothers offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, 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, disability, or genetics.

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