Bidder / Estimator

Bidder / Estimator

Remote, USA

April 28, 2023

Career Details

The Estimator (Large Retail, Industrial, Distribution  and Data Center focused) is the person who supports the sales and projects staff in developing design and engineering solutions for sales opportunities and keeps the estimates accurate and information up to date. The Estimator also assists in the day-to-day sales and projects activities of the Company.

  • Provide complete project engineering, selection of applicable materials and estimating labor. Write scope of work and develop cost estimate in response to bid specifications.
  • Assist the sales organization by attending site-walk and pre-bid meetings. Track all site visits and keep detailed information of site conditions for use in the development of an accurate cost estimate.
  • Act as liaison between and meet with sales, project management and operations when project is turned over for installation. Monitor that the sales price and actual installation costs coincide.
  • Follow company guidelines on preferred selection of vendors and products. Work with vendors to obtain best solution, most competitive price and proper lead-time on materials.
  • Provide accurate takeoffs and cost estimate per Company’s recommended solutions book and technical support personnel.
  • Ensure that all estimating work meets the customer and company quality and safety level always.
  • Attend training and review sessions on technical requirements per the company’s training guidelines.
  • Meet bid schedules and deadlines, working within a very strict timeframe.
  • Attend and complete job turnover meetings as required to cover all details and expectations of project as they were estimated.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Must be self-motivated, positive in approach, able to help create, develop and implement project process improvement(s).
  • Must promote the company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients and business partners.
  • Must possess proven problem solving skills, critical thinking skills and the ability to effectively read, write and give oral presentation(s).
  • Must have proven high skill level to interpret blueprints and other project documents, including but not limited to, specifications, reporting and quality requirements.
  • Must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects/estimates and present a high level of organization.

Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED required. Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in customer interface, such as liaison between the customer and the company.
  • RCDD and/or DCDC preferred, but not required.
  • Relevant Cisco certifications preferred but not requried.
  • Structured Cabling industry experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project).
  • Must meet company minimum driving standards.
  • Must have the proven ability to design, engineer, estimate and develop a written and graphic representation of the company’s proposed solutions utilizing the software resources provided by the company.
  • Must have Layer 1 network architecture, MMR/Carrier experience, general understanding of data center networks, switch/router architecture, IT device connectivity, network distribution design/architecture, OSP and network transport

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