Take-Off Specialist – Lightsmith Inc.

January 28 [addtoany]

Lightsmith Inc, an NYC-based Lighting Distributor, is seeking talented individuals to join our rapidly growing team. This is an exciting opportunity in a fast-paced, fun environment well suited to individuals that have self-motivation, an eye for detail and a collaborative personality. The ideal Take-off specialist will have experience in the Architectural, Electrical, Construction &/or Lighting Design Industry. This position requires the ability to read and understand Constructions plans, identify and count fixtures and create Excel Spreadsheets based on collected information in Excel format.


  • Prepare takeoffs from Architectural & Electrical drawings
  • Provide counts and documentation obtained from take-off onto Excel spreadsheet and provide to estimator while understanding specifications for pricing purposes.
  • Prepare RFIs and provide to Estimator & Managing Director for submittal via email.
  • Continually update take-offs and quantities based on revised and updated drawings as needed
  • Coordinate with Estimators relevant project documentation so they can properly prepare estimates.
  • File all information in paperless system.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as take-off specialist in the lighting, electrical or construction industry
  • Must be able to read architectural and electrical plans
  • Strong PC skills including Outlook & Excel
  • Proficient in the use of AutoCad
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-motivated and goal-oriented with the ability to work successfully in a team environment
  • Must maintain positive and friendly composure when dealing with Lightsmith team and customers both in person and over the phone.
  • Ability to multitask in a high volume, face paced environment with strict deadlines.
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate and uphold all the core values of Lightsmith, which include integrity, accountability, teamwork, innovation and growth.


  • Medical coverage offered
  • 401(k)
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick time
  • Competitive salary and benefits package,
  • Significant opportunity for growth.
  • Incentive and recognition programs.

Interested candidates please send a Cover Letter and Resume to the Managing Director