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Diversified Conveyors International

Diversified Conveyors International

Memphis, TN, USA · Memphis, TN, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 2024
Job Type
Full-time
Description

The core purpose of the Estimator is to create timely and accurate estimates. The Estimator will work mainly within a System Solutions Team (SST) taking direction at the team level from the Upfront Project Manager (UPM) and report to the Estimating Manager to fulfill his/her job duties. This staff level position will strive to support all staff and management to meet internal and external deliverables.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Leads the estimating effort as part of a System Solutions Team within the System Solutions Group.
  2. Demonstrates a sense of urgency to ensure that time sensitive tasks and deliverables are achieved with excellence within a high-pressure environment.
  3. Prepare accurate costs of material, labor, freight, overhead, etc. in alignment with client’s RFP.
  4. Read, understand, and interpret drawings, job specifications, scope of work (SOW), and local codes.
  5. Actively participate in project capture meetings such as: Bid Strategy, Proposal Kick-off, Proposal Status Meetings, subcontractor meetings and estimate review meetings.
  6. Complete Executive Project Summary for each project estimated.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of material handling project requirements and effectively communicate project needs to the SST.
  8. Communicate addenda, clarifications, and customer changes in project SOW to SST and update project estimate.
  9. Identify and define key elements of proposal schedules.
  10. Provide input on and interpret the proposed project schedule.
  11. Use CAD to measure, verify, and do a take-off of project details.
  12. Accurately calculate materials and installation time for each job estimate.
  13. Create and use Excel spreadsheets to aid in estimating purposes.
  14. Support the Upfront Project Manager,?SST, and work with vendors, subcontractors, and clients to obtain current pricing, sourcing, lead time, etc.
  15. Consistently provide excellent customer service with all external stakeholders and internal team members.
  16. Provide support to the UPM in creating a professional proposal that clearly communicates the SOW, price, and proposed schedule.?
  17. Strives to help the organization deliver successful projects (Safety, Timeliness, Execution, Quality, Profitability).
  18. Protects the organization's value by keeping information confidential.
  19. Seeks continued education by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  20. Maintain flexibility and strive to complete all other requests as directed by management.
  21. Align with DCI’s mission, vision, values, and strategic objectives.
Requirements

Qualifications

  • A minimum of an associate degree in Business or a similar area
  • At least 3 years’ work experience in bookkeeping, accounting, or estimating.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel


Skills/Abilities

  • Superior administrative capacity to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously with finesse and minimal oversight.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills to include grammar, spelling, and proofreading.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with proven teamwork, participation, and a heart to serve.
  • A commitment to the mission, vision, and core values of the Company
  • High energy, goal-driven professional with an optimistic demeanor
  • Composed under pressure with a desire to be flexible.
  • Willing to participate in open, honest, and candid discussions.
  • Critical thinker willing to think outside the box to find solutions.
  • Driven self-starter who takes the initiative to go above and beyond.