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Construction Cost Estimator

Brand:  Matthews Memorialization
Line of Business:  Mausoleum

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Req ID:  9402


The Cost Production Estimator is responsible for the coordination, preparation and execution of the cost estimating process for medium to large Constuction Projects. This position plays a key, proactive role in evaluating a product’s cost effectiveness or profitability, while creating, sending and tracking all cost estimates and purchase orders. The Cost Production Estimator collaborates internally and externally in the coordination of the cost estimating process, and recommends ways to make a product more cost effective or profitable. 


  • Identifies and quantifies cost factors, such as production time, materials, and labor expenses.
  • Attends product meetings and/or visit jobsites to gather information on materials needed, labor required, and other factors that affect costs.
  • Reads blueprints and technical documents to prepare estimates.
  • Collaborates with engineers, architects, clients, and contractors on estimates.
  • Consults with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues.
  • Utilizes computer software to calculate estimates and generate reporting on findings.
  • Evaluates product cost-effectiveness or profitability.
  • Provides recommendations and deliverables on how to make products more cost effective or profitable.
  • Works with sales teams to prepare estimates and bids for clients.
  • Develops project plans for the duration of the project.
  • Prepares estimates for clients and other business managers.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in construction or engineering or related field or appropriate experience 
  • 6+ years of previous cost estimating experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Occasional travel either locally, nationally, and/or internationally may be required.
  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications.  Strong Excel skills. 
  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting.




  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; and talk, hear and see.  
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 

* Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Matthews Memorialization is a leader in the memorialization industry who is committed to helping customers grow their businesses and helping families move from grieving to remembrance by providing products of superior craftsmanship and revenue generating programs and services. Within this industry, our Environmental Solutions is focused on the design and manufacture of advanced combustion systems. Matthews Memorialization is a (MATW) Matthews International company.   

At Matthews International, what makes us different is what makes us great.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants. In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.


Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh