The Electrical Estimator provides a critical role in supporting the vision and mission of AQ Communications. The Electrical Estimator performs task involving the timely and accurate development of bids and proposals. This position includes oversight of the estimating process; including reviewing contract documents issues and requirements, pre-bidding meetings, travel to job locations to confirm project site conditions and evaluating contract specifications and scope definition on bid opportunities. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in estimating electrical and telecommunications.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Direct estimating to ensure timely and accurate estimates
Complete electrical estimates for all assigned Plan-Spec and Design-Build projects, with emphasis on low-cost installation methods for small to medium size projects
Fully read and comprehend Request for Proposals, Plans, Specifications, Design Analysis Reviews, and all other contract documents
Request, collect, and review necessary supplier and subcontractor quotes. Have a full understanding of qualifications and exclusions before making a decision on low-cost/best value price to use.
Manage quotation process with subcontractors and suppliers to verify pricing incorporates all scope items
Identify and resolve deviations from the proposal, including scope and specifications
Manage relationships with subcontractors and vendors
Prepare reports for management
Allow enough time prior to deadline for a thorough review of estimate by self, peers, and supervision
Make first contact with clients after submission of bid and follow-up to collect comparative analysis of our proposal
Continuously collect and review material costs to assure all estimating platforms are updated with best prices.
Update logs and continuously meet with supervisors to discuss challenges and opportunities
Travel up to 50% of time
Strong customer focus with excellent customer service skills
Strong understanding of Electrical and Telecommunications Estimating
Ability to read and interpret detailed prints and specifications for conceptual, lump sum or unit pricing and negotiate pricing as needed
Ability to perform take-offs, compare unit pricing and solicit subcontractor pricing.
Must be able to handle multiple bids per week and meet strict deadlines
Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
Thorough and attentive to details, able to prioritize and multitask.
Possess critical thinking and analytic skills to plan projects, assign necessary resources, optimize financial results, and minimize safety issues
Working knowledge of hand and power tools plus test equipment
Understanding of low voltage systems for screens and CCTV
Able to perform without constant supervision and is task driven
Ability to lift heavy equipment as needed up to 100lbs
Must have strong work ethic, team spirit and willingness to go the extra mile
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite/Office 365. Experience with computerized bidding software
Possess a valid driver's license with good driving record
No visible tattoos, facial or body piercings
Able to pass Arizona state fingerprint background check is a positive, but not a requirement
Education / Experience:
High school diploma or equivalent
Minimum 3 years' experience in electrical estimating
Language Skills: Proficient in the English language.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described are representative of the expectations of an employee to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions of the job position.
design/build, installation, and maintenance of communications infrastructures. From moves, adds and changes, to multi-building
campus environments and data centers. AQ is a one stop shop for low voltage communications such as AV, CCTV, Intercom, Access Control
Nurse Call, Wireless, Voice/Data, VoIP equipment and hosted VoIP services.
Absolute Quality Communications LLC
Why Work Here?AQ is a licensed electrical/low voltage contractor serving Arizona since 1995 with a complete offering of structured cabling services including design/build, installation, and maintenance of communications infrastructures. From moves, adds and changes, to multi-building campus environments and data centers. AQ is a one stop shop for low voltage communications such as AV, CCTV, Intercom, Access Control Nurse Call, Wireless, Voice/Data, VoIP equipment and hosted VoIP services.
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