Estimator Level III - Controls

Sunnyvale, CA posted on July 2

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This position supervises Estimator I level personnel who are required to work closely with Account Managers, Project Managers, sub-contractors, and material suppliers to ensure timely completion of a detailed cost estimate.  Coaches and mentors employees in the Estimator I role.  Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology preferred with minimum of 4 years experience in estimating, engineering, construction management; or Associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology or business management or five (5) year experience in estimating, engineering or construction management; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other functions may be assigned.

  • Responsible for overseeing the cost estimates consisting of materials, sub-contractors, purchased equipment, labor (start-up, service work, etc.), and other construction-related activities created by Estimator I level personnel to assist Account Managers in bidding on or determining price of project.
  • Assists Estimator I’s in supporting Account Manager with determining the need for out-sourced engineering involvement. May directly perform estimating costs while overseeing estimates on other projects.
  • Develops detailed scope based on Account Managers design-build scope.
  • Creates detailed cost estimate based on detailed scope.
  • Responsible for the take-off and pricing of purchased equipment to ensure accuracy of quantity, size, configuration, voltage, options, etc.
  • Responsible for identifying possible cost saving opportunities and/or risk items that will occur on various projects. 
  • Maintains competitive advantage by staying current with industry standards.
  • Develops the scope of work for sub-contractors.
  • Optimizes job costs by negotiating prices with vendors/sub-contractors through quotations for materials/services.
  • Documents work by maintaining files for each job.
  • Responsible for holding job pre-bid meeting with Account Managers to review scope, strategy, etc.
  • Creates detailed cost estimates including system sketches, scope definition, exceptions/exclusions, preliminary proposal, vendor/sub-contractor quotes, and points list.
  • Flexibility to work overtime/weekends, as required.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job supervises Estimator I level personnel. Carries out management/leadership responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws

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.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology preferred with minimum of 4 years experience in estimating, engineering, construction management; or Associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology or business management or five (5) years experience in estimating, engineering or construction management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Working knowledge of all facets of construction including mechanical, electrical, plumbing systems, etc. preferred. 


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Full-time