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Switchgear Estimator in Milpitas, CA at Independent Electric Supply

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Milpitas, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 525 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution.

General Responsibilities:

The Switchgear Estimator will support and work closely with the Switchgear Project Manager and Salespersons, including reviews of project plans, requirements and specifications, and estimate preparation, including take offs both internal and subsupplier pricing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Switchgear Estimator typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Develop switchgear estimates
  • Determine labor and equipment costs
  • Review and understand all documents and assess project risks
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule
  • Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation
  • Develop meaningful VE contributions to reduce price
  • Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team, when appropriate
  • Responsible for preparation of pricing assumptions sheet stating the basis of the estimate
  • Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates
Required Skills
  • Able to estimate all types of building projects, including residential high rise, healthcare, interiors and institutional
  • Knowledge of suitable electrical contractors and suppliers for all types of projects
  • Familiar with both union and merit shop electrical contractors
  • Knowledge of typical electrical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects
  • Able to take concept and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail
  • Familiar with the use of On-Screen Take-off software program