Posted: June, 21, 2019 Full-Time Appleton, WI, United States
What you’ll be doing:
Aware of surroundings (trip hazards, office machinery, construction sites, manufacturing facilities, etc.)
Support of field safety initiatives
General & Administrative
Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for projects.
Maintain files of working documentation as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, websites, price lists, etc.
Consults weekly with Department Manager regarding future workload; keeps calendar up-to-date and accurate.
Attends pre-bid meetings and visits sites of proposed projects; takes accurate notes such as ceiling height, level of difficulty, distances and overall conditions which affect installation and bid take-off.
Attends pre-job meeting to cover:
Prevailing wage information
Work under deadline pressures in an efficient, composed and calm manner
Provides estimates to internal (co-workers) and external customers within the time frames they specify, in a friendly and professional manner.
Consults with customers, vendors, or individuals to discuss and formulate efficient estimating process including researching past history and experience.
Corresponds with architects, engineers, owner’s reps, etc. to obtain missing information
Assists fellow estimators in customer proposal and presentation preparation, may participate in owner/GC presentations
Experience with automation and control system: components and equipment controlled by, PLC, HMI, VFD, panel building and control system wiring
Ability to specify control components and devices; and generate a BOM’s; related to control panel, safety systems, E-stop, VFD drives and related power components, and panel building materials
Capable of setting up a job with control technicians based on how the estimate was developed – including type of work, how the work was estimated, materials specified and phase codes
Works with Department Manager to prepare job cost breakdowns into phase codes based on estimated labor and materials
Reviews estimate versus actual on job performance for labor and materials, and uses this knowledge to improve the accuracy of estimates
Works consistently within estimating process; calendar invite, bid checklist, pre-bid meeting, estimate production, proposal methodology, bid review, delivery, and CRM tracking
Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required content of estimate, identifies conflicts in plans
Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications and related documents with high level of accuracy (take-offs)
Continues skills development in estimating and other areas required by the position including; staying current on NEC, energy codes and state requirements, facilitating estimating software updates and training.
Coordinates design / build projects with Engineering Department as necessary. Designs electrical systems or assists in design as necessary.
Maintains CRM database (hours expended, square foot costs, profit, etc.) to assist in bidding future projects. (Track all aspects of estimate requirements in CRM, Box and/or accounting software, maintain all relevant logs and spreadsheets)
Provides cost estimates and computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness with the input of Project Manager. (Contacts vendors and subcontractors for material pricing)
Work alongside other estimators, project managers and project engineers on change-orders and cost-to-complete estimates of on-going projects
Demonstrated success estimating projects up to $1,000,000.00.
Verifies state code compliance for all of Suburban Electric work.
Stays current on NEC and building codes
Right Track – Jim Nelson training
Aggressively seeks materials, tools, and techniques that provide an advantage over competitors during the design, bid, and/or construction phases.
Performs additional assignments as required by the needs of the company or as directed by the Division Manager or other members of the Executive Team.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS – To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to assess workplace surroundings and take corrective action
Electrical estimating ability
Knowledge of code and municipal permitting and licensing requirements
Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented
Ability to exercise sound judgment and confidentiality
Ability to consistently track and record his/her own work.
Must possess the ability to work within scheduled deadlines.
Tactful in their dealings with people using good customer service and interpersonal skills, communicating effectively with co-workers and managers
Strong computer proficiency and trouble-shooting skills, especially with Microsoft Office programs, the Internet and estimating software.
Knowledge of costs associated with actions performed within their position
Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships
Willing to explain, guide and train as opportunities arise
The ability to work overtime on occasion may be necessary
This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary.
What you’ll bring to the table:
Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
Five year automation controls experience preferred
Allen Bradley and Siemens experience
To stand for at least eight to ten hours per day
To walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and work overhead
Must frequently lift and/or move at least 25 pounds
Specific vision abilities required
What we’ll do for you:
Our Culture. Safety, core values, teamwork, feedback, and continuous improvement. This is our culture. This is how we work together. This is how we do business.
Your Career. You have a career here at Suburban. Not just a job. We want you to reach your highest potential. You decide what that is.
Our Commitment. To your financial health and well-being. This starts with the Great Game of Business, the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), bonus plan, increased income potential, and benefits.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.
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