Mechanical Estimator

Wilson, NC posted on April 26

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SPC is always on the lookout for great people in the workplace and in the communities we build in. The talent we add to our team is the foundation of our growth and success. An atmosphere of support, recognition for hard work and development, and personal growth are satisfying career elements at SPC Mechanical. Challenges, advancement opportunities, stability, learning opportunities and an innovative work environment are what you will find here. 

Summary Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services by performing the following duties.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

 Contact prospective clients by phone or in person as deemed necessary

 Meet weekly with Chief Estimator to review upcoming bid list

 Designate weekly to construction secretary projects to order

 Confirm with Construction Secretary that MBE solicitation efforts are being conducted and properly documented

 Determine method for delivery of bids for upcoming week

 Maintain current file for area permits, taps, and inspection fees

Conduct pre-take off review with Chief Estimator, other estimators and department manager as deemed necessary

 Prepare total HVAC estimate using SPC standards/procedures

 Review with legal officer and/or controller pre-assigned general conditions for each project

 Conduct pre-bid review with Chief Estimator, other estimators and department head at least one day prior to bid

 Maintain telephone log of all conversations with engineers, vendors, owners during take-off and bidding process

 Complete bid, including front sheet, for management’s final review

Work with Construction Secretary to ensure all bid documents are prepared correctly

 Confirm by mail to engineers, vendors, owners documentation of any conversations regarding conflicts involved during bidding process

 Follow up quotes and attempt to close sales

 Purchase and/or assist with purchasing major equipment to meet plans and specifications for HVAC projects

 Ensure that post award information is completed in a timely manner (i.e., job set-up, estimator notes, pipe rough-in list, MBE documentation, etc…)

 Complete packet as outlined in policy manual for turnover meeting

 Attend and assist with turnover meeting, including original marked plans/specs and all estimator’s notes, telephone notes and clarifications

 Assist with organization and maintenance of centralized cost estimating database.

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

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

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

 

Supervisory Responsibilities                                              

 This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Competencies                                              

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

 Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.

 Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.

 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; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

 Project Management - Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress.

 Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.

 Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.

 Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others' ideas and tries new things.

 Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.

 Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.

 Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

 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.

 Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Effectively influences actions and opinions of others; Accepts feedback from others.

 Managing People - Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Fosters quality focus in others; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

 Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; Aligns work with strategic goals.

 Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.

 Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Promotes a harassment-free environment.

 Ethics - Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.

 Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization's goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities.

 Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.

 Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.

 Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.

 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; Develops realistic action plans.

 Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.

 Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.

 Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; Works quickly.

 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.

 Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

 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.

 Initiative - Volunteers readily; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.

 Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

 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.

 Education and/or Experience                                             

 Associate's degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Language Skills                                            

 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, clients, customers, and the general public.

 Mathematical Skills                                                  

 Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

 Reasoning Ability                                                     

 Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

 Computer Skills                                            

 To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Quickpen Design software; MS Internet Explorer Internet software; MS Excel Spreadsheet software and MS Word Word Processing software.

 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.

 While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

 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.

Benefits

  • Competitive Salary
  • Medical / Vision/ Prescription Insurance
  • HSA w/ Employer contribution
  • Dental
  • Life Insurance
  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • 401K w/ 5% match
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Minorities\Females\Disability\Veterans; VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Wage

DOE

Experience

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Full-time