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Project Estimator Switchgear in Baltimore, MD at CapitalTristate

Date Posted: 2/14/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Baltimore, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    1 to 2 years
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Job Description

CapitalTristate is The Electrical Distributor of Choice in the Mid-Atlantic region and a proud member of the Sonepar family. CapitalTristate delivers excellence in service, products from the finest lighting and electrical manufacturers, extensive application expertise, and customized, comprehensive solutions to our customers. We operate under the Eck Supply name in the Carolinas and as CapitalTristate elsewhere. Altogether, we serve customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina from over 60 locations and from our central distribution center and company headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.

CapitalTristate is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States. Sonepar USA is a market leader in the B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial & safety products and related solutions. Sonepar USA is made up of over 16 of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, with coverage in all 50 states. Entering the US in 1998, Sonepar USA has continued to grow over the years due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth. Sonepar USA is a member of the Sonepar Group, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related solutions.

A Switchgear Estimator is expected to determine customer needs, prepare timely and accurate quotations for commercial projects, and develop and maintain customer and vendor relations to ensure CapitalTristate as the Distributor of Choice.

• Prepare all switchgear quotations for your assigned geographical area.
• Work all assigned daily quotations for the entire assigned customer base.
• The sales effort will include, but not be limited to power distribution equipment.
• Command a complete working knowledge of all assigned and potential accounts.
• Success will be evaluated by the degree of product knowledge, application ability, administrative skill, breadth of sales compared to opportunity, relationship with vendors, customers and co-workers, sales dollars, and gross profit dollars as compared against the company standards.
• Organize all necessary information to properly document daily bid activity, sales performance, bid results, sales targets, and competitive activity. Analyze the market conditions of the assigned territory. Prepare and summarize this information on a monthly report by the first day of each month.
• Develop and maintain an active and historical database using Excel.
• Bid all requests from assigned customer group that falls into our product and service offering. Work with the Sales Manager when questions arise as to viability.
• Work with the Sales Manager or independently to acquire necessary pricing in the time frame required to deliver the bid on time.
• Insure bid is inclusive of all mandatory requirements.
• Insure a professional bid package to promote a positive market image.
• Identify methods to increase the effectiveness of the department and recommend any applicable changes.
• Develop superior industry knowledge via self-study program to include switchgear and related products, design criteria, proper use of products, and code requirements.
• Be prepared to solve problem and recommend solutions using your knowledge or that of your associates.
• Participate and be involved in the local industry associations that serve your customer group. Attend any specified industry trade shows.
• Provide assistance to any other department of CapitalTristate as may be required to support any customer or fellow employee.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School or GED
• 1-2 years customer service experience – electrical/lighting industry preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good and dependable mathematic skills
• Excellent computer and Microsoft Office skills
• Reliable, responsible, and a great work ethic


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