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Estimator in Southbridge, MA at Expert Staffing Inc

Date Posted: 8/2/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Estimator for Machine Shop.


Develop and coordinate the project estimates by analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation while working with production, subcontractors, suppliers and other stakeholders to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.  Primary focus of this role is on projects for the Manufacturing Facility. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:  

  • Reads and reviews request for quotes (RFQs), request for proposals (RFPs), Statement of Work (SOW), specifications, drawings, and other customer supplied documents to gain full understanding of project requirements. Evaluate projects for constructability, research unknown variables, and value-engineer for cost savings

  • Clarify project requirements, seek missing data and communicate schedule with sales

  • Consults with sales, clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues

  • Organizes and manages a centralized cost estimating database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized

  • Collaborate with designer/drafter & engineering department to develop floor plans, elevation views, and another bid documentation

  • Produce project proposal and other bid presentation documents and support sales in presentation and client Q & A

  • Analyze completed projects with manufacturing accounting to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies

  • Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs. Communicate project requirements to management, suppliers, vendors, legal, supply chain, production, sales and other stakeholders

  • Research and gain deeper understanding of project-specific requirements to identify specialty subcontractors and suppliers that fulfill the unique requirements of the project

  • Determines material and labor requirements for use in estimating project price at acceptable profit margin

  • Promote and hold others accountable for a safe working environment

  • Observe safety and security procedures


Job Requirements

Job Requirements

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.

·         5 Manufacturing/Job Shop of relatable work experience

  • Read & understand engineering drawings, including but not limited to mechanical, electrical, structural, site and floor plan drawings, as well as, specifications, regulations, statements of work, and other technical documents

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

  • Strong verbal, written, listening, and communication skills

  • Knowledge of how to calculate project costs and apply margin to ensure profitability goals are met