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Switchgear Project Estimator in Hagerstown, MD at CapitalTristate

Date Posted: 2/22/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/22/2019

Job Description


Capital Electric has a Project Switchgear Estimator position available at our Hagerstown, MD location.  A Project 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 Capital Electric as the Distributor of Choice.

Responsibilities:

  • Skillfully and diligently prepare all switchgear quotations for your assigned geographical area.        
  • Skillfully 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.  Specifically, in reference to their existence, product and service potential, product and service needs, organizational structure, and financial condition.        
  • 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 Lotus/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.
  • Update and maintain the necessary catalog information required for efficient quotations.
  • 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 Capital Electric as may be required to support any customer or fellow employee.
  • Command a thorough working knowledge of Lotus/Excel
Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in the electrical/lighting industry preferred
  • Product knowledge and expertise
  • Ability to work in a challenging deadline-oriented atmosphere
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Good and dependable mathematic skills
  • Computer and Microsoft Office skills
  • Reliable, responsible, and a great work ethic

We offer excellent training, career advancement opportunities, and a competitive compensation package to include vacation time, personal time, full health benefits, 401(k) and more.  Capital Electric is an EEO Employer.

About Us:

CapitalTristate, Eck Supply, and select Vallen locations have merged to become Capital Electric.

Capital Electric is The Electrical Distributor of Choice in the Mid-Atlantic region and a proud member of the Sonepar family. Capital Electric delivers excellence in service, products from the finest lighting and electrical manufacturers, extensive application expertise, and customized, comprehensive solutions to our customers.  Altogether, we serve customers in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from over 70 locations and from our central distribution center and company headquarters in Upper Marlboro, MD.

Capital Electric 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. 

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