SIEMENS (Smart Infrastructure) is seeking an experienced Fire & Security Systems (FSS) Estimator to help manage and support of Gulf Coast area (New Orleans, Lafayette, Pensacola, Mobile, AL, Gulfport MS). This key position will help us in vertical markets such as Fed/Gov, Healthcare, Higher Ed and Hospitality & Entertainment. Using your technical expertise, along with your critical thinking skills, you will help tailor our solutions / service offerings to local contractors, existing and new end-user customers.
This position will report to our New Orleans branch; however, we have a flexible work environment that will allow this position to work remotely from home and from one of our Gulf Coast branch offices (New Orleans, Lafayette, Gulfport, MS or Pensacola, FL)
- Bid take-offs, interpretation of specifications, development of bill of materials (BOM) and other activities
- Collects information from other functions, vendors, sub-contractors to complete sales quotations
- Assists sales team(s) in configuring systems including constructing riser diagrams
- Leads, coordinates, and assumes responsibility for the timely generation and documentation of estimates and quotes utilized in the preparation of proposals for FSS solutions and services
- Ensures timely response to sales, allowing for proposal preparation, workability, system operation, cost, and completeness of package given to sales
- Drive pre-bid meetings and attend site walk-throughs to develop deeper customer and project understanding
- Works with customers and employees to answer technical and pricing questions, preparation of technical quotes, some development and maintenance of technical documentation, customer expediting and order entry
- Maintains complete files for all equipment used to generate quotes and assists in turnover process when quotes become an order
- Completes all record keeping entries and documentation on quotes within sales estimating tools. Assists with ongoing maintenance of Sales Estimating tools.
- Help support the engineering community as it relates to specification and design support
- Must be accurate, possess keen attention to detail, and proactive in pointing out potential issues.
- Participates in value engineering when possible
- Ability to work quickly and change direction as needed; responding to fast turnaround times a must.
· 3 to 5 years, experience estimating and quoting Fire and/or Security systems (FSS), but will consider candidates with related experience in a similar industry
- Direct experience with estimating and/or sales of large Commercial FSS projects.
- Must have experience using an Estimating/Quoting system(s)
- Must be able to read plans/specs
- Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States.
- Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
In addition, the selected candidate must be a self-starter, be able to maintain an active and busy work schedule supporting new and existing customers, be a good communicator, have great organizational and computer skills and be able to work within a team selling environment.
Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.
Experience Level: Mid-level Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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