Design Build Estimator

US-CA-Sacramento
Req No.
2017-1264
Category
Estimating/Sales
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The Design Build Estimator is responsible for developing a project from its conceptual phase through its completion.  The ideal candidate will have the ability to multi-task and make quick decisions regarding pricing, codes, standards and design. 

 

Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Develop conceptual designs and estimates for electrical projects, from architectural, general arrangement or engineering plans in order to negotiate/bid new electrical work for Rex Moore
  • Review takeoffs for accuracy and completeness
  • Negotiate various types of electrical work with existing and new clients via phone, email or personal office visits
  • Communicate the project design requirements to the engineering team and attend design meetings with the engineer, project manager and/or client once a project is rewarded
  • Work with Engineering, Estimating and Production to ensure the project is engineered, estimated and built efficiently and that all the essential players have the tools for success
  • Communicate details to Engineering, Estimating, Production and Accounting departments in order to provide a complete and competitive bid
  • Follow up calls to clients to negotiate past estimated projects or future work
  • Follow up on all proposals to determine performance and document findings
  • Maintain existing client relations as well as develop new customer relations
  • Ensure a proper turnover between Estimating, Engineering and Production departments. 
  • Obtain construction feedback during and at the end of the project from all departments to determine improvements needed for future projects
  • Field job-site meetings with owners and owners’ reps as required to promote Rex Moore’s capabilities
  • Review, analyze and discuss labor rates and wages with Human Resources and other Design Build Estimators
  • Review, analyze and discuss project designs  with the Engineering department
  • Develop strong relationships with vendors
  • Develop multiple estimates concurrently
  • Obtain, analyze and develop electrical equipment vendor and subcontractor bid packages
  • Remain current with the latest city, state, utility and national codes standards
  • Develop bid clarifications and value engineering submittals
  • Discuss the approach of a project with personnel who handled a particular client
  • Determine unit pricing as needed based on past experience with the client and historical data
    Attend client functions

Qualifications

Include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Knowledge of electrical installation methods and National Electrical Code (NEC) for typical residential and commercial construction 
  • General product and product installation knowledge 
  • Previous experience in an Electrical Construction/Consulting company 
  • Be able to read electrical, mechanical, structural and architectural plans 
  • Strong sales and marketing, presentation and organization skills 
  • Electrical Engineering degree, electrical apprenticeship completion and journey level electrical construction experience highly preferred

 

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