Take Off Estimator

  • Polk Mechanical Company
  • Grand Prairie, TX, USA
  • Oct 03, 2021

Job Description

Are you looking for a fast-paced team environment? Would you like a more dynamic role that allows you to work on varied projects? Polk Mechanical Company is expanding in DFW & Houston through a reputation for high performance and outstanding service. Now 16 years old, the company is continuing to set new milestones, and as a result is, adding new staff and raising the expectations of its team. Organization Structure and Interfaces Reports to: Director of Service Operations Primary Interfaces: Service Sales Team & Customers Essential Responsibilities: Conducts quantity takeoffs and reviews project plans/specifications to gain a complete understanding of the project's scope. Generates takeoff reports for estimators, and verifies their accuracy. Monitors all addenda, scope changes and breakouts to ensure they are processed and incorporated into the estimate in a timely manner. Communicates with internal customers concerning issues with project specifications, project scope, reports, value engineering possibilities, timelines or other items pertaining to a bid. Verifies the specifications summary and enters specifications summary data into takeoff software. Identifies any missing pricing of labor, scope, and material. Communicates with vendors and suppliers regarding missing pricings required to complete bids. Minimum Requirements High School or GED is required. Must have an understanding of commercial building and trade-specific codes and regulatory requirements. Plumbing/Sheetmetal experience, 5 to 10 years. Must be able to interpret blueprints, schematics, isometrics, and specifications. Must be proficient at Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel. Excellent organizational and communication skills and attention to detail. Ability to multitask and time management skills. Environment Multi-location: Jobsite and office-based business model with a large distributed workforce Pace: constant changing targets and quick turnaround is essential due to shifting priorities, changing client needs, and project specifications Demographic diversity: workforce enjoys a wide range of diversification associated with ethnicity, culture, position qualifications, socio-economic background, geographical differences, white & blue collar, etc. Success Factors 1. Provide guidance & alternative solutions: Ideal candidate can handle the wear and tear of a fast-paced environment and will wear multiple hats at once while still remaining successful. Must be able to think creatively, and change direction as needed to meet sales needs. 2. Key functional experience needs to include the basics: understanding of mechanical and plumbing systems while supporting a service sales team in the development and delivery of estimates and proposals. 3. Time management is key: Organizational and time management skills to enable proper prioritization of workflow is key. 4. Strong customer service skills & team dynamic: You will be a part of a fast-growing dynamic group of people, and must have a positive customer-focused attitude. This role will interface with outside customers, and support our sales team. If you re up to the challenge of one of the most exciting Service Estimator roles, send us a copy of your resume!