About Us

Signs First Nashville is a team of highly experienced project managers, graphic designers, print operators, sign fabricators and installers dedicated to elevating the industry and our community by exceeding client expectations in pursuit of individual, team and operational excellence.

Position Summary

We are looking for an experienced Senior Estimator / Project Manager to join our Team. This person will be responsible for leading our Estimating / PM Team in effectively estimating and managing custom sign, graphics, and installation projects. This position requires strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills along with experience managing multiple clients and projects.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Sign and graphics industry experience managing and estimating projects of $10,000+
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills; strong ability to manage a Team
  • Outstanding client and internal communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to manage multiple clients and projects at one time
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail with a relentless focus on quality
  • Solutions-focused problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Takes ownership and accountability; encourages in others as well
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Site survey and permitting experience preferred
  • Work well under pressure; comfortable with change and complexity in a demanding environment
  • Growth mindset with focus on Continuous Improvement
  • Proficient with G-Suite; Adobe Illustrator / Photoshop, Flexi, and CoreBridge software experience preferred

Position Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead and effectively manage Estimating / PM Team: serve as a knowledgeable resource and leverage our collective experience; provide steady guidance, direction, and feedback
  • Estimating: provide clients with accurate and timely project estimates and follow-ups; monitor raw material costs; establish client and product-specific volume pricing; maintain desired margins
  • Traffic control: continually assess individual PM workload; assign incoming projects from sales
  • Hold weekly estimate and WIP meetings to ensure all estimates and projects are on-track
  • Consult with clients to address their signage needs and identify solutions
  • Clearly communicate with clients, Estimating / PM Team, Design Team, Production Manager, Install Manager and other Team Members to set clear expectations on project deadlines, install scheduling, and potential scheduling conflicts
  • Work with Production Manager to keep track of projects throughout the production process to ensure deadlines are met
  • Assist Sales Team as needed with incoming estimate requests and on-going project management
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and subcontractors; create relevant purchase orders when necessary
  • Ensure all processes are followed correctly with a focus on Continuous Improvement – monitor processes and spot opportunities for Improvement and Growth
  • Establish and monitor PM Success KPIs
  • Training: create training program and materials to on-board new hires
  • Represent Estimating / PM Team in company meetings
  • Develop a deep understanding of all Signs First products and services

Experience Required

  • Project management / estimating / customer service experience: 3+ years
  • Sign and graphics industry experience: 5+ years
  • Bachelor’s or other advanced degree preferred

What We Offer

  • Paid Holidays: Six paid holidays for full-time team members
  • Paid Time Off: Eligible for 40 hours after 90-days of employment; 80 hours after 1 year
  • Paid Sick Days: Eligible for 16 hours after 1 year of employment
  • Health Insurance Allowance: Monthly allowance available after 90-days of employment
  • Simple IRA Match: Company match of up to 3% of annual salary available after 90-days of employment
  • Will consider assisting with relocation expenses for the right candidate