FORTILINE INC

ID#: a751dcfdd646100203a4bd76cfef0001
Category: Operations
Position Type: Full time

Senior Estimator

Purpose                                                                                        

The Senior Estimator will partner with the Outside Sales Representatives in preparing quotations for Municipalities, Contractors and/or Water Treatment Plants.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES                                                              

  • Work closely with Inside/Outside Sales to determine which projects will require formal quotations and to handoff all project documents during order initiation
  • Work on the more complex projects – Water Treatments plants, “big pipe”.  In Plumbing, those would be manufacturing plants and large municipal projects.
  • Negotiate and generate bids for multiple branches/ territories in Plumbing or for multiple OSRs in WW 
  • Discern discrepancies and recommend design changes to engineering specs, and influence cost by substituting approved vendor products
  • Anticipate the need of items beyond engineering specs
  • Track win rate of bids and create strategic plans on how to improve the success rate
  • Prepare detailed and thorough Bills of Materials including all Piping/Valves/Fittings required for the project with concise quotations that can be easily understood by our customers
  • Manage addendums and communicate with sales and customers
  • Track upcoming projects for addition to Bid Calendar/Frontlog
  • Develop a working relationship with key customers

Minimum QualifIcations                                                 

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Excellent customer service skills with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • 5+ years of estimating experience (including negotiating pricing & revising specifications)

Preferred QualifIcations                                                

  • College degree in an industry-related field
  • Prior experience with estimating with a contractor or engineer

Following is a list of physical and mental requirements identified as necessary to achieve the essential functions of this role:

Following is a list of physical and mental requirements identified as necessary to achieve the essential functions of this role:

  • Attendance – Ability to maintain the scheduled days and hours, including onsite presence at the assigned location as specified.
  • Physical Capacities – Lift up to 25 pounds on occasion, sitting and standing for extended periods.
  • Operation of Office Equipment — Job requires operation of equipment common to office settings, including computers, copiers, and other office equipment, including Near Vision, Manual Dexterity, and working in proximity to equipment.
  • Oral Communication Skills – Speaking, Speech Clarity, and Speech Recognition.
  • Written Communication Skills – Writing, Reading and Written Comprehension, and Written Expression.
  • Mental Capacities – Achievement/Effort, Active Listening, Adaptability/Flexibility, Analytical Thinking, Attention to Detail, Category Flexibility, Concern for Others, Cooperation and Coordination, Critical Thinking, Deductive Reasoning, Dependability, Independence, Inductive Reasoning, Information Ordering, Initiative, Innovation, Maintenance of Relationships, Integrity, Oral Comprehension and Expression, Problem Sensitivity, Selective Attention, Self-Control, Service Orientation, Social Orientation, Social Perceptiveness, Stress Tolerance, Support, and Time Management. 

Our commitment to excellent customer service is just part of our story.  We’re also dedicated to supporting our most valuable asset, our associates! One of the ways we do this is by offering a variety of high-quality benefits for our associates and their families.

All full-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance

  • Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts

  • Company-paid Life Insurance

  • Short Term Disability

  • 401(k) Plan

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – plus paid holidays

  • Parental Leave

Voluntary benefits:

  • Vision

  • Long-term Disability

  • Voluntary Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Additional Voluntary Benefits through Corestream

We're an equal opportunity employer and we welcome diversity and inclusion! Reece USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer— Employer Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, and any other status protected by law.

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