Electrical / Structural / Wisconsin

Electrical or Structural Estimator Full Time

For almost 100 years, this company just south of Madison has pioneered and mastered the design, engineering, and fabrication of steel buildings, including substation control rooms, storage modules, equipment facilities, etc.

They are looking to bring on two personable, experienced Estimators for direct hire employment. The Estimators research and recommend budgets and resources for electrical or structural projects. Both job descriptions featured below. Must have solid NEC knowledge and experience reviewing electrical specifications and thoroughly and accurately providing estimating solutions.

Job Description For: Electrical Estimator   JO# 36330
Reports To:  Estimating Manager Dept. Estimating Approved By:
Summary: Determine electrical scope, costing, and create specification on assigned quotes.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities 1.    Reviews customer electrical specification to determine job scope.

2.    Estimates costing for the electrical job scope.

3.    Creates initial electrical specification.

4.    Provides technical expertise to sales department.

5.    Maintains master electrical BOM and/or estimating database.

6.    Initiates vendor quotes and pricing for electrical components.

7.    Briefs Electrical Designer on job scope when turned into an order.

8.    Determines if any additional resources or equipment will be needed to complete scope.

9.    Other duties as assigned.

10.  Endeavors to create a workplace environment that is enjoyable, engenders pride in the product and focus on the customer, and provides room for individual responsibilities and ideas.

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

1.    Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

2.    Quote Management – Coordinates projects, communicates changes and progress, completes assigned quotes on time and budget.

3.    Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming, keeps emotions under control, remains open to others ideas and tries new things.

4.    Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities, contributes to building a positive team spirit.

5.    Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others, inspires and motivates others to perform well, inspires respect and trust.

6.    Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation, able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

7.    Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent, arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

8.    Dependability – Follows instructions, responds to management direction, takes responsibility for own actions, Keeps commitments, commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals, completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

9.    Initiative – Volunteers readily, seeks increased responsibilities, asks for and offers help when needed. Displays willingness to make decisions.

10.  Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently.

11.  Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner, reacts well under pressure, accepts responsibility for own actions, follows through on commitments.

12.  Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, looks for ways to improve and promote quality, applies feedback to improve performance, monitors own work to ensure quality.

13.  Quantity – Meets productivity standards, Completes work in a timely manner, strives to increase productivity, works quickly.

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. Individual must have a good understanding of the current National Electrical Code (NEC).
Education/

Experience:

Associate Degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school, or six months to one year related experience and/or training in electrical design, installation or estimating, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Ability: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees.
Math Ability: Ability to calculate figures and amounts using basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division operations. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Supervisory Responsibilities: N/A
Certificates & Licenses: No certifications required.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment is in an office setting.
Physical Demands:             The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physically demanding activities are very limited in this position.
Structural Estimator 

Analyzes drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare material cost and labor estimates for modular building projects, and site services, by performing the following duties.

1.     Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares quote sheet.

2.     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.

3.     Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard labor and material rates placing this cost data into the estimating work sheet.

4.     Consults with sales, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues

5.     Interfaces with other individuals in the organization to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates.

6.     Manages the estimating database and develops a process to update both material and labor costs to ensure historical data is utilized.

7.     Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.

8.     Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.

9.     Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.

10.  Endeavors to create a workplace environment that is enjoyable, engenders pride in the product and focus on the customer, and provides room for individual responsibilities and ideas.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:

1.     Analytical:  Collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement this data, designs work flows and procedures, demonstrates attention to detail.

2.     Problem Solving:  Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions, works well in group problem solving situations and uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

3.     Technical Skills:  Pursues training and development opportunities, strives to continuously build knowledge and skills and shares this expertise with others.

4.     Interpersonal:  Maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.

5.     Oral Communication:  Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listens and gets clarification, responds well to questions and participates in meetings.

6.     Team Work:  Balances team and individual responsibilities, contributes to building a positive team spirit, able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives.

7.     Written Communication:  Writes clearly and informatively, edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively, able to read and interpret written information.

8.     Change Management:  Develops workable implementation plans, communicates changes effectively, builds commitment and overcomes resistance, prepares and supports those affected by change, monitors transition and evaluates results.

9.     Managing People:  Includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement, takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities, makes self available to staff, provides regular performance feedback, develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth, solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external), fosters quality focus in others, improves processes, products and services and continually works to improve supervisory skills.

10.  Business Acumen:  Understands business implications of decisions, displays orientation to profitability, demonstrate knowledge of market and competition, aligns work with strategic goals.

11.  Adaptability:  Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, changes approach or method to best fit the situation and able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

12.  Initiative:  Volunteers readily, undertakes self-development activities, seeks increased responsibilities, takes independent actions and calculated risks, looks for and takes advantage of opportunities and asks for and offers help when needed.

13.  Innovation:  Displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, generate suggestions for improving work, develops innovative approaches and ideas, presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others attention.

14.  Judgment:  Displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions, includes appropriate people in decision-making process and makes timely decisions.

15.  Planning/Organizing:  Prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently, plans for additional resources, sets goals and objectives, organizes or schedules other people and their tasks and develops realistic action plans.

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.
Bachelor degree from four-year college or university; five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, sales people or customers.
Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be familiar with Microsoft Office. Familiarity with Dynamics or other accounting and inventory software is a plus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.

To apply, email resume to rconard@fsnw.com

Job Overview

  • Date Posted: Posted 3 weeks ago
  • Expiration date: May 29, 2017
  • Location: Oregon, WI
  • Job Title: Electrical or Structural Estimator
  • Salary: $$28-$30/hr
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