Estimator

Est-8/8/2022

About the Role

This position has the critical responsibility of overseeing all cost estimates and bids for projects.  The specific project(s) must be managed accurately to the exact detail and they must be completed on time.  The incumbent will work with general contractors and company owners.  They will “make the sale” to the customer and be responsible for turning over the project to the project managers assigned to the project.
Miller Electric Company – Omaha, NE 68105 US (Primary)

  • Education: Formal education through a Construction Management program would be the preferred background for the incumbent
  • Career Level: Administration
  • Date Needed By: N/A
  • Job Type: Full-Time-Salary-Exempt
  • Travel:
    Before placing a person in this position, a background check is required. Clean MVR is required. Before placing a person in this position, a DOT physical examination and drug test is required.

Job Functions

  • Provide cost estimates on all bids.
  • Cost estimates must include all materials, and labor and might provide for changes as the project evolves.
  • Contact and work with general contractors and owners.
  • Obtain outside quotes and subs necessary for bidded projects.
  • Manage projects above $100,000 in scope.
  • Manage and oversee projects from estimation to turnover.
  • Assist project managers throughout the life of the project.
  • Bring a project to a conclusion by working with project managers.
  • Supervision of estimators as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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.

  • Computer skills are essential for this position.
  • Must be able to interact with customers and project managers and clearly communicate all aspects of the projects.
  • Electrical systems knowledge is required for this position.
  • Construction experience is desired for this position.
  • Ability to work with complex projects, understand details of project management.
  • Capable of handling several projects at one time, and meeting deadlines.

Education and Experience

  • Sales knowledge and/or construction bidding experience is necessary for this position.
  • Electrical systems knowledge is required for this position.
  • Construction experience is a must for this position.
  • Ability to work with complex projects, understand details of project management.
  • Capable of handling several projects at one time and work with various employee groups to conduct the project within budget and a given timeline.
  • Electrical education including but not limited to a formal apprentice program is strongly preferred.
  • Working experience in the electrical industry is a requirement. This may include both field and office work to fully understand the overall project management flow of work.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information/material.
  • Proficient computer skills, including email, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics and accounting software.
  • Mathematics – Using mathematics to solve problems. Ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.
  • Reading Comprehension – Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management – Managing one’s own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening – Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning – Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing – Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking – Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Troubleshooting – Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Oral Comprehension – The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression – The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Problem Sensitivity – The ability to identify when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong and to then solve the problem.
  • Written Comprehension – The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Speech Recognition – The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Speech Clarity – The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Information Ordering – The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Manual Dexterity – The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Light physical activity. Minimal lifting (up to 25lbs). Non-strenuous activities of an administrative nature.

Miller is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V