Project Design Estimator Job

DATE: Apr 5, 2024

LOCATION: Carson, California, United States, 90746

Company: Armstrong World Industries

Primary location: Carson, California 
Relocation offered: No 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: No 
Non-compete: No 
The estimated base salary range for this role is $66,560 to $80,000 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors


​What does it mean to work at Arktura LLC, a subsidiary of Armstrong World Industries?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company. Arktura LLC is a widely published company is headquartered in a fast-paced design office and manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, CA. We design, develop, and manufacture a variety of façade systems, interior wall and ceiling systems, custom art installations on a full range of state-of-the-art equipment, in our 100,000 sf facility.


Working at Arktura is the best! Benefits include 401k with employee match, robust health care options, paid time off and professional development.  We have a casual dress code, free snacks, and quarterly events!  As a company, we love to engage in community service activities with our local organizations. We provide access to 100’s of discounts, specialty savings and voluntary benefits through LifeMart such as car and hotel rentals and auto, home, and pet insurance, legal services, and childcare We support Employee Resource Groups created to connect employees with common interests to promote inclusion and provide perspective


The Project Design Estimator role requires an individual that is ambitious and self-motivated with an eye for design. In this role, you will be responsible for client communications, design consultation and formulation, and creating detailed shop drawings.


What’s In it for you!

  • Opportunity to be involved in early stages of various projects
  • Opportunity to collaborate with and make suggestions to architects and installers
  • Opportunities for growth


What you'll be doing:

  • Become an expert on Arktura products in order to provide technical support for specification inquiries
  • Communicate with sales admin and management team for product sales coordination
  • Work with the network of sales reps in local territories
  • Communicate with Arktura reps, contractors and sales team as needed
  • Utilize sales and quoting information database to quote projects based on review/verification of architectural specifications, provided quantities, and/or written documentation.
  • Utilize CAD and related 3D modeling software for estimates diagrams
  • Review Shop Drawings for project specific issues and/or post-signed quote changes of scope


What will make you successful:

  • B. Arch or BS/M. Arch Degree, Interior Design or Construction Management
  • 3+ years’ experience creating detailed development of design and construction documents including architectural detailing, read specifications and complete necessary takeoffs for quoting
  • Possess knowledge of architectural products and systems, or ability to learn them quickly
  • Excellent understanding of industry software applications including CAD, graphic-based packages
  • Thorough understanding of 3D modeling software usage and application
  • Effective project management skills
  • Great communication & client management skills
  • Proven abilities to think critically and analytically
  • Highly detailed and precise in all facets of work
  • Energetic with a demonstrated set of skills that support multi-tasking functions
  • Ability to work independently AND with a team to see various projects through from concept to end-installation
  • Construction scheduling and management familiarity
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with complex geometry
  • Experience with Salesforce, ERP system, REVU Bluebeam and AutoCAD
  • Benefits and Perks


About Arktura LLC

At Arktura, we make design happen. Creativity, expert knowledge and cutting-edge technology shape everything we do whether it's exploring form and function in our standard architectural product, adapting our pre-configured architectural systems to meet project needs, or partnering with clients through our Solutions Studio. Our multidisciplinary team brings together architects, designers, programmers, engineers and artists with a deep understanding of the creative process. We use our collective ingenuity to bridge the gaps between design intent and manufacturing capabilities, creating proprietary software and machinery to meet evolving demands.


About Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.

For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition

"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.

We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.

Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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