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Baker Group Sheet Metal Estimator in Ankeny, Iowa

Baker Group, the Midwest’s leading provider of critical building infrastructure systems, is expanding the team. Headquartered in Ankeny, Iowa with over 900 employees, Baker Group is the recognized leader in Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, Piping, Sheet Metal, Electrical, Automation, Access Control, Security Cameras, Parking Revenue Control and Fire Alarm design and construction of highly technical, special-use buildings such as; hospitals, educational facilities, corporate office buildings, data centers, industrial facilities, and research laboratories. Please visit our website at to learn more about our company and other open positions we may have available.


Maintain and grow the “Customer for Life” concept for existing and new customers. Support Project Managers in their pursuit of both Plan & Spec and Design / Build / Negotiated Projects.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

The following duties are typical for this job. These are not to be constructed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of sheet metal industry

  • Set-up and maintain estimating software including maintenance of database and system components Install/enter updates received via the Internet or from vendors for pricing and software

  • Develop common sheet metal systems for estimating software

  • Update estimating software, as needed, for unusual requirements of job specifications

  • Prepare all sheet metal project take-off for inclusion into estimating book using estimating software, including drawing take-off, review of job specifications incorporating all requirements into take-off, calculate and prepare all take-off reports, and distribute estimating reports to Project Managers

  • Communicate with Project Managers regarding take-off data, job requirements, and specifications

  • Meet project bid deadlines and schedules

  • Possess thorough understanding of SMACNA estimating manual

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge and understanding of local market conditions including changes in material, equipment, and labor costs

  • Keep abreast of changes in industry technology and processes to determine impact on estimating methods

  • Assist Project Manager with change order estimates and cost analysis

  • Accurate daily time and equipment reporting

    Minimum Education & Experience Required to Perform Essential Functions:
  • Experience with computer estimating systems

    Mental and Physical Competencies Required to Perform Essential Functions:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to read and understand job specifications, project drawings, sketches

    Environmental Adaptability

    At any given time, may be exposed to:

  • Normal office conditions


  • Microsoft Word

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Project

  • Revit

  • Fabrication ESTmep

  • Bluebeam

    Baker Group offers a competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment. Wage is dependent on experience.


    Baker Group is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All positions are contingent upon successfully completing a drug test.

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