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Limbach Facility Services Estimating Manager in Pontiac, Michigan

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

The incumbent assumes responsibility for developing relationships with customers to generate new business, selecting and estimating new work, and effectively managing the estimating department to meet company objectives.

KEY TASKS & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establishes and grows customer relationships with the goal of securing repeat business.

  • Prospects and establishes new customers by promoting key capabilities of the Company.

  • Searches trade periodicals, news reports, and customer contacts for prospective new projects.

  • Confers with peers/management on prospective new work to select projects to bid.

  • Negotiates with suppliers and subcontractors to secure best prices.

  • Reviews bid documents, examines bid takeoff, and makes adjustments as required by job conditions.

  • Calculates project control, field supervision, general conditions, and other pertinent costs for analysis.

  • Writes bid scope proposals, obtains bid bonds/insurance certificates, and completes customer bid forms.

  • Assembles all necessary documents, estimated information, and calculations into final bids.

  • Conducts a thorough bid review with peers/management prior to the submission of the project proposal.

  • Submits project proposals and participates in proposal presentations on an as-needed basis.

  • Contacts customers/contractors during the bid process to obtain a commitment to perform proposed work.

  • Attends scope review meetings, and offers value engineering and breakout pricing, as needed.

  • Documents trade wage rate schedules, cost for payroll taxes, insurance costs, burden on trade wages, and parameter estimate log information.

  • Maintains knowledge of codes, standards, and tax requirements for geo areas of proposed projects.

  • Executes HR-related decisions (promotions, salary adjustments, corrective actions, etc.) for direct reports.

  • Offers training, development opportunities, and performance feedback to subordinates, in order to improve performance and industry knowledge.

CONDUCT STANDARDS:

  • Maintains appropriate Company confidentiality at all times.

  • Protects the assets of the Company and ethically upholds the Code of Conduct & Ethics in all situations.

  • Cultivates and promotes the “Hearts & Minds” safety culture.

  • Consistently exemplifies the Core Values of the Company (we CARE, we ACT WITH INTEGRITY, we are INNOVATIVE, and we are ACCOUNTABLE).

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • This position operates primarily in a professional office environment, and routinely utilizes standard office equipment, such as computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets.

  • Work tasks may occasionally necessitate travel to local job sites, which means intermittent exposure to the conditions typically associated with a construction site.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • In performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, perform repetitive motion, and possess an appropriate degree of both visual acuity and manual dexterity.

  • This is considered a sedentary work position, which means possible exertion up to ten (10) pounds of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

TRAVEL:

  • This position may require up to 15% travel, primarily to client/branch offices and local job sites.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

  • 10+ years of industry-specific experience.

  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel in particular).

  • Advanced organizational, analytical, and problem-solving abilities.

  • Capacity to leverage communication/interpersonal skills to develop and enhance business relationships.

  • Aptitude for producing meaningful results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Previous experience in a mentor, supervisory, or management role is a plus.
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