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System Designer / Estimator (ExSteel)

by Steelway Building Systems

Position Type: Full-time
Location: Aylmer, ON
Date Posted: Feb 19, 2024
Steelway Building Systems

Job Description


System Designer / Estimator (ExSteel)


Our purpose is simple: To enrich the lives of our partners. Steelway is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products and services available today, and we believe that commitment begins with hiring the best people.


As a member of the ExSteel team and as a new Steelway family member, you will join a diverse, dynamic group of highly motivated individuals that bring with them a wide array of talents, skills and backgrounds. 



  • Ensure that quotes and orders are priced accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Build customer loyalty and represent the ExSteel brand by acting as the primary liaison between the customer and ExSteel.
  • Work with the ExSteel Sales Manager and Inside Sales representative to ensure that ExSteel margins are met.
  • Prepare ExSteel quotes, bills of material and enter orders utilizing the B.O.M. program, and ensuring customer data base is current in CRM and related management information systems (assist in keeping the backlog report and want dates current)
  • Ensure all departments have the necessary information to meet schedules and deadlines established for projects (this includes establishing credit and terms of payment for each order in conjunction with Finance policies and procedures)
  • Establish and manage agreed upon payment terms in the order management system.
  • Ensure that the customer service files, CRM, and Visual are kept up to date and include all related correspondence and information.
  • Ability to handle people in a diplomatic and courteous manner is essential along with building rapport with customers.
  • Estimating & selling ExSteel components at a fair market value while keeping the company’s best interest in mind
  • Prepare sketches of customized parts to send to production.
  • Display extensive Product knowledge.
  • Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and is able to deal with change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Learn to identify customer needs or desires in order to recommend the appropriate product or service.



  • Post-Secondary Diploma or Degree related to Construction, Engineering, Architecture, or related education.
  • Excellent internal and external customer relationship management skills.
  • Drafting techniques (including AutoCAD and / or other drafting software).
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in MBS software
  • Understand construction processes and construction management (site-work, tendering, contracts, specifications, back charges, etc.).
  • Thoroughly understand manufacturing processes (tolerances, capabilities) and Quality Management.
  • Understand metal building construction methods and details.
  • Ability to empower, influence, and work cohesively within a diverse team.
  • Ability to prioritize workload, mitigate risk utilizing time management skills.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft programs, SharePoint, CRM, Bluebeam, and Excel.
  • Previous knowledge of MBS or other design software would be an asset.
  • Exceptional communication skills, able to read, write, and speak English.
  • Ability to read, write, and speak French considered an asset.
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments and timelines.
  • Excellent attention to detail



  • Competitive wages
  • Comprehensive benefits package including a health spending account
  • RRSP Program
  • Profit Sharing Program
  • Ability to work remotely (part-time)
  • Monthly employee appreciation lunch
  • Family, friendly environment


Steelway Building Systems provides accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. If a job applicant requires an accommodation during the application process or through the selection process, the hiring manager and the Director, of Human resources will work with the applicant to meet the job applicant’s accommodation needs.