Estimator

Los Angeles, CA

$ 100000.00 - $ 150000.00 Engineering
9/13/2022 5:12:00 PMPST
Job Type: Retail Direct Hire
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Recruiter Name: Jeff Witthuhn

Job Description

Job Summary:  Prepares bid proposals for private and public projects from small to large scopes

Principal responsibilities:

Understand bid requests in general

Navigate Customer websites to locate plans and specifications

Determine Union requirements, insurance, bonding needs, warranties, safety requirements, etc.

Prepare appropriate RFI’s concerning all scope and related issues

Determine project funding, other competitors and suitability for the client in general (scope, location etc.)

Visit job site, determine logistics for installation, attend pre-construction meetings

Perform material take offs; discuss difficulty of installation with superintendent

Solicit quotations from vendors and subcontractors;  include all project particulars in the quote, e.g. extended warranties; review quotes for accuracy

Negotiate prices and terms with suppliers

Negotiate price and terms with customers

Get estimate for shop drawings from CAD manager

Determine project schedule; determine durations for our scope

Prepare bid proposal

Presentation of bids to clients as needed

Make follow up phone calls/visits 
Build and maintain relationships with highly rated customers, architects, suppliers and make sure they receive extraordinary treatment and respect at all times

Job Requirements

Personality:

Honest and ethical

Dependable

Thorough and careful in completing tasks

Willing to take on challenges

Self motivated; able to work independently

Results oriented with a clear focus on high quality and business profit

Willing to seek out new ideas on selling and marketing strategies

Seek and accept advice from peers during the estimating process

Professional, courteous and always calm 

Good sense of humor

Ability to resolve conflict

Emphatic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view

Able to adjust to different personalities, especially construction workers, business professionals, company owners, and architects.

Fearless in making cold calls

Able to handle the pressure of multiple crucial deadlines

Able to occasionally work extended hours when required

Skills:
Understand Windows operation system
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Able to read architectural drawings and other blueprints
Able to do accurate take offs
Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra and geometry
Knowledge of machines and tools used in construction
Knowledge of materials used in  the glazing industry
Able to communicate clearly with contract administration and CAD department
Able to lead and stay calm under pressure
Knowledge of Eos Estimating Program

Education:

Minimum of 3 years experience in the glazing industry

Worked successfully on medium sized projects

High School Diploma;  College degree preferred

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