Estimator - Technical

Anixter International   •  

Portland, OR

Industry: Wholesale


5 - 7 years

Posted 167 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Responsibilities: include:

-Researches plans and specifications and identifies any special material or construction requirements and determines the general scope of work. Determines if company supplied material meet local/state/federal specifications.
-Determines accurate and detailed quantities of products and related specialty materials as measured from construction plan sets. Accurately identifies the type of material necessary for construction of facilities.
-Communicates with material vendor and accurately determines availability and delivery times for specialty products.
-Communicates with design engineer or owner to clarify any unusual or special material issues via phone, e-mail or written Requests for Information (RFI).
-Meets with owners/engineers/architects to assist with or suggest specific design/build concepts. Meets with local engineering design teams to recommend value engineering options for bid projects.
-Actively works with sales team to design successful bid strategies. Assists in bid preparation and insures customers receive quotations in a timely manner. Tracks and monitors competitor pricing to determine market value of bids.
-Coordinates and reviews work of other estimators or sales staff as a senior employee.
-Conducts continuing education training and mentoring of other sales and estimating staff on a regular basis.

We are looking for candidates with:

-Five years prior experience specific to bid preparation, sales or construction.
-Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 5-8 years of experience in a related field

Environmental requirements:

-Usually in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors causing moderate physical discomfort from such things as dust, fumes, or odors.
-Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting, and maneuvering material or equipment, some of which may be heavy (50+ pounds) or awkward.
-Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.