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Estimator - Security at i.e.Smart Systems in Houston, Texas

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time





Job Description:

ESTIMATOR DUTIES
* Comfortable reporting to upper leadership and providing reports of past, present and future projects as needed.

* Works well independently as well as in a team setting.

* Security estimator will be responsible for designing customer solutions based on requirements

* provided by our clients, customers, architects, and general contractors.

* Ability to read blueprints both conventionally as well as digitally.

* Estimating small, medium, and large projects quickly and efficiently both conventionally as well as digitally.

* Ability to review construction plans, perform take-offs and review material specifications
to compose BOM s and bid responses.
* Ability to attend project walk throughs to survey site conditions and prepare reports for
internal review / estimate preparation * Producing documentation suitable for sales presentations, system installation, and control system programming scopes.

* Layout and design (horizontal and vertical) of security, access control, intrusion detection, video surveillance systems. Telecommunications systems such as, voice, data, structured cabling experience would also be beneficial.

* Prepare technical specifications.

* Prepare proposals and estimates.

* Review and evaluate shop drawings and product submittals.

* Visit construction sites to inspect work in progress or completed as needed.

* Working knowledge of commercial construction practices in the greater Houston Texas is strongly preferred. Additional knowledge of the San Antonio and Austin markets highly desirable.

* MUST have a working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, CAD and various estimating software platforms

* Detail-oriented, strong communication both written and verbally.

* Highly organized and ability to keep consistent workflow moving through estimating department on a timely basis.

* Coordinate system scope, design layout and drawings with the client and other disciplines e.g. OEMs, GCs, vendors, etc.

* Have a positive attitude and superior interpersonal skills for communication with colleagues, intradepartmental team members as well as clients

* Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.

* Ability to build instant rapports with clients, customers, and general contractors virtually as well as in person.

* Research of new products, proposal revisions and change orders, accurate project budget forecasting as well as the ability to track and follow up on projects that have been bid.

* Be open to learning new platforms, software programs and new future product lines.

* Ability to work after hours or weekends as needed.

* Achieve and maintain productivity and quality performance standards established by the organization s policies and procedures that are in place.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE * Commercial Security experience of 2 4 years is REQUIRED. Technical Degree preferred.

* MUST be able to produce advanced security designs including schematic drawings, point-to-point drawings, and be able to understand drawings and specifications for security systems.

* Experience and knowledge with security systems such as Software House, Open Options, S2 along with American Dynamics, Avigilon and Milestone preferred.Experience in project budgets and labor costs

* Familiarity with AutoCAD

* Excellent documentation skills

* Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

* On the job provided as well. Must have a valid drivers license, clean background and be able to pass a drug screening based on company policies.

COMMENTS: FLSA Exempt

WE OFFER:

Full time employment opportunity with great compensation commensurate with experience, and long-term opportunities for performance bonuses, raises and career advancement and continuing education. * Health and Welfare Plan which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Supplemental Life, Supplemental Disability, Supplemental Accident, Hospital and Critical Illness, Employee Assistance Program (EPA)

* Medical and Dependent Reimbursement Programs

* Exceptional 401(k) Plan with matching Employer Contribution

* Paid Vacation and Holidays

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY THAT CONSIDERS ALL APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES WITHOUT REGARD TO THEIR DISABILITY OR PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS.

PLEASE NO RECRUITERS OR AGENCIES.

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