Technical Drafter/Estimator


Kuala Lumpur, MY

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


About the role

  • Accurately quantify the total m2 of materials required and its associated accessories items for projects and liaise with clients and team players regarding value engineering opportunities and facade layout optimization of live projects and projects in tender stage.
  • Using AutoCAD and proprietary company software, review client's design drawings and provide accurate estimation.
  • Produce elevation and detailed sectional drawings of a project when necessary.
  • Ensuring all documentation received from a client is comprehensive enough to provide an accurate estimation.
  • Provide accurate lump sum estimations.
  • Advice on possible quantity implications / variations if design changes.
  • Assist Sales & Technical organization in the transition from estimation to design in projects.
  • Assist in the assessment of any possible improvement areas from the commercial aspect of the business.
  • Liaise with local Sales organization to improve the content of information and the process of handover to the client.
  • Provide technical assistance to the local sales, technical and marketing organization.
  • Provide technical assistance to all our clients/partners.
  • Provide assistance with internal technical projects where required.
  • Assist with updating/producing technical documents when required.

About you

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in construction / civil / mechanical / engineering / architecture with a minimum 1 year working experience as a draftsman/estimator in the building sector. Diploma holder with many years of working experience can also be considered.
  • Experience in facade construction and working/studying in an international organization setup is an asset.
  • Able to understand and interpret architectural drawings, shop drawings and technical specifications.
  • Practical, administratively very accurate and have good organizational skills.
  • Have a strong command of MS Office (Excel-Words-Power Point) and Autodesk AutoCAD. Knowledge of other architectural software e.g. ArchiCAD and Revit is an advantage.
  • Good commaned of English language is a prerequisite. Other language skills in Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and/or European languages are added advantage.
  • Excellent capacity to plan and organize his/her job and projects and strategies.
  • Able to work under minimal supervision, independently or as part of a team and easy interaction with internal and external colleagues and business associates.
  • Possess a positive attitude and good communication skills dealing with all relevant parties.
  • Must be willing to undertake travel internationally when required.

Benefits of working at Etex

Working with Etex, you will be keen to learn, grow and develop your career. You will be part of a culture that relies on continuous improvement, teamwork and communication. In return, we offer an attractive remuneration package that rewards you for your efforts. You will be part of a strong team and benefit from career opportunities that come from a global company. If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your resume and cover letter.

Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 11,000 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.