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Matrex is seeking an Estimator to provide timely and accurate pricing information pertaining to the company’s exhibit fabrication or other services, accounting for production methods, timelines and established material costs. Please note that this is NOT a remote position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Analyze drawings, floor plans, models and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work
  • Maintain close contact with Purchasing and Vendors, to assure pricing accuracy
  • Recommend new or alternate vendors and material application, where appropriate
  • Confer with engineers, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Consult with vendors and personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Provide accounting with estimated job costs on custom or rental projects
  • Monitor and audit projects for adherence to contract
  • Recommend changes in pricing policy, based on (favorable or unfavorable) variances on completed projects


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2-4 years’ experience with a thorough understanding of all phases of exhibit fabrication with an emphasis on custom fabrication
  • Experience in the trade show/exhibit industry preferred including a strong working knowledge of current vendors and materials used within the industry
  • Ability to communicate effectively and operate under short lead times and time constraints

Proven ability to:

  • Complete projects on time and within budget
  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness
  • Communicate changes and progress
  • Focus on solving conflict and working as a team
  • Identify and apply cost saving measures
  • Proficiency in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis
Job Category: Construction
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Illinois

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