hit counter

Estimating Manager

  • PREMISE ONE
  • Tempe, AZ, USA
  • May 24, 2024
Construction

Job Description

Job Description

Job Description

Location: Tempe Arizona
Department: Sales Operations

Job Summary:

The Low Voltage Estimating Manager will lead a small team of estimators while also actively participating in the preparation of estimates and proposals for low voltage projects. This player-coach role requires a blend of leadership, mentoring, and hands-on estimating expertise to ensure accurate and competitive bids. The Estimating Manager will collaborate with various teams to drive successful project outcomes.

Responsibilities:

Leadership and Team Management:

  • Team Leadership: Lead, mentor, and develop a small team of low voltage estimators, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture where speed and accuracy are the watch words.
  • Training and Development: Provide ongoing process and technical training and professional development opportunities for team members to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Performance Management: Conduct regular performance reviews, set goals, and provide feedback to team members to ensure continuous improvement.

Estimating:

  • Estimate Preparation: Prepare detailed cost estimates for complex low voltage projects, including data/structured cabling, security systems (video surveillance and access control, and audio/visual installations.
  • Bid Management: Develop and manage quotes, bids, and professional proposals, ensuring accuracy, completeness, and competitiveness.
  • Vendor Relations: Solicit and evaluate quotes from distribution partners, vendors, and subcontractors to secure the best value and compliance with project requirements.
  • Project Analysis: Conduct site visits and attend pre-bid meetings to gather information and clarify project scope.
  • Documentation: Maintain organized records of estimates, proposals, and related correspondence.

Collaboration and Reporting:

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with sales, project managers, engineers, and other departments to ensure alignment on project specifications and requirements. Where specifications and requirements may be missing, participate in authorship of specs and requirements.
  • Cost Analysis: Conduct cost analysis and market research to stay updated with industry product and services trends and pricing.
  • Reporting: Prepare and present detailed reports on estimated costs, win ratios, project profitability and timelines, and potential risks to senior management.

Compliance:

  • Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all estimates comply with relevant codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Quality Assurance: Implement and maintain quality assurance processes for estimating procedures working closely with Quality and Business Services team mates.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or a related field. Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience: Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in low voltage estimating, with at least 2 years in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Knowledge: In-depth understanding of low voltage systems, including first, data/structured cabling, second, security systems, and third, audio/visual installations.
  • Software Proficiency: Proficiency in various software systems is a huge plus, including estimation software (such as D-Tools, Accubid, ConEst, or similar), MS Office Suite’s core applications, Salesforce CRM, and project management tools.
  • Certifications: Relevant industry or product certifications (e.g., BICSI, RCDD) are a big plus.

Skillsets Required:

  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and develop team members.
  • Analytical Skills: Excellent analytical and mathematical skills for accurate cost estimation and data analysis.
  • Attention to Detail: High level of accuracy and attention to detail in preparing estimates and documentation.
  • Communication Skills: Exceptional verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with team members, clients, and vendors.
  • Organizational Skills: Strong organizational and time management skills to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Problem-Solving Skills: Ability to identify potential issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Team Collaboration: Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with various stakeholders.

Equal Opportunity Employment:

Premise One is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

Other Information:

  • Work Environment: This position typically operates in an office environment in Tempe, Arizona with occasional site visits to project locations.
  • Physical Requirements: The role requires the ability to sit for extended periods, use computer equipment, and occasionally lift and carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel Requirements: Some travel may be required to attend site visits, meetings, and training sessions.
Company Description
Premise One, LLC is a full-service technology company based in the Phoenix metro area, servicing clients throughout the United States. We provide low voltage products and services ranging from telecommunications and network infrastructure to audio visual installations and turn-key security solutions. We service a wide variety of clients across multiple verticals including financial, government, education, data center, healthcare, distribution, corrections, and retail.

We believe great companies are built around great people. We strive to be the best in the low voltage industry by attracting and retaining great employees and empowering team members to provide innovative products and services aligned to customer business value. At Premise One, repeat customers are our staple, quality is our banner, and complete customer satisfaction is our legacy for over 25 years.

Company Description

Premise One, LLC is a full-service technology company based in the Phoenix metro area, servicing clients throughout the United States. We provide low voltage products and services ranging from telecommunications and network infrastructure to audio visual installations and turn-key security solutions. We service a wide variety of clients across multiple verticals including financial, government, education, data center, healthcare, distribution, corrections, and retail.\r\n\r\nWe believe great companies are built around great people. We strive to be the best in the low voltage industry by attracting and retaining great employees and empowering team members to provide innovative products and services aligned to customer business value. At Premise One, repeat customers are our staple, quality is our banner, and complete customer satisfaction is our legacy for over 25 years.