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Schuff Steel Co Estimating Modeler in Bellevue, Washington

Employee Value Proposition : The Model Based Estimator works within the Estimating/Sales Department to provide technical support to all phases of modeling/detailing for project estimating, sales presentation, estimate development and project execution.

The Schuff Estimating Team has worked on some of the most amazing building structures in North America. If you are considering a career move with a growing organization that has stability, please join our Model Based Estimating Team.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Operate 3D and 2D modeling software, such as Tekla, Revit, AutoCAD, etc.

  • Review design drawings for accuracy and completeness, and coordinates resolution of discrepancies and/or missing information with customers, design team, other trades, detailing, shop, & field as may be necessary.

  • Provide technical instructions and guidance to steel estimators and detailers in preparing shop drawings per project requirements and standards.

  • Facilitate conceptual estimating/detailing through 3D model generation, material take-offs, report creation, resolve potential conflicts and discrepancies.

  • Analyzing designs, editing designs, creating material summaries, working with department Estimators, Engineers

  • Perform accurate checking and detailing services in Tekla in a timely manner.

  • Adhere to all Schuff standards and procedures, and assist in developing new standards, procedures, and standard details as required.

  • Follow company file management, transfer, and data security procedures.

  • Provide support for the successful completion of projects in Estimating.

  • Liaison between shop, field, and detailers to resolve fabrication and erection issues.

  • Coordinate the detailing efforts of various common subcontractors.

  • Serve as a direct link between Detailers, Project Managers, and other production departments, and customer, other contractors, and Design Team as may be required.


    A High School Diploma or equivalent; and an Associate’s Degree in Technical Drafting or a closely related field of study is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering is highly preferred.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of four (4) years of directly related experience in engineering, BIM Modeling and/or structural steel detailing is required. A Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering may substitute experience.

    Specialized Knowledge

    Specialized Knowledge is also required in the following areas: structural steel, steel modeling, detailing, and steel estimating.

  • 3D modeling software proficiency

  • Data coalition proficiency

  • Visualization of Structural Assemblies

  • Good Written and Verbal Communication

  • General (Commercial) Building Construction Concepts

  • Strong Interpersonal Skills

  • Project Team environment

  • High attention to detail

    Software & Technology

    Position will require the frequent use of Revit 2016-2019, AutoCAD 2016 or later, Tekla Structures 2016 or later, MS Windows 10, MS Office 365; MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, and Bluebeam PDF Software.

    Work Environment

    This position is performed indoors in a climate-controlled environment. Position requires occasional out of state air/road travel as needed and required. A clean driving record will be required due to required road travel. Current and valid driver's license and proof of acceptable insurance is required . Reasonable accommodations will be made upon request for those who have disabilities that qualify under the American with Disabilities Act.

    At Schuff Steel, we believe our employees are our greatest asset. Our team environment is based on respect, effective communications, and accountability. We believe employees should have great working conditions along with opportunities to grow and develop. We proudly promote a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone has a chance to be successful.

    Schuff Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer with an Affirmative Action Plan. We value Diversity.

    Rated by ENR as a leading builder in America, please consider joining our elite organization today. Apply directly. No agencies