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Project Estimator

Job published on 28th of May
Job location
Fremont CA 94538
Job industry Residential Commercial
Job type Full Time
Experience level
Work years Minimum 5 years
Training
There are training courses available for this job

Employments benefits

Walters & Wolf offers a generous benefits package to our employees. The company philosophy is to provide our employees with options in health and wellness to ensure that employees have the ability to care for their family members, short and long term. Once hired, most benefits become effective on the first day of employment. Below is an outline of the benefits Walters & Wolf offers*. Summary plan descriptions are given upon first day of employment for all benefits.

Stay Healthy…

  • Medical Care – HMO & PPO choices
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO choices
  • Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program (Counseling, Legal Referral, Trust & Will Planning, and Life Resources)
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical & Dependent Care Reimbursement)

Prepare for the unexpected…

  • Short & Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Policy
  • Travel Insurance
  • Business Travel Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance (Accident, Critical Illness, Disability, and Cancer)


Refresh and Energize…

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacations


Build your nest egg…

  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Profit Sharing
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • 529 College Savings Accounts


About the Job

We are seeking candidates that characterize themselves as dedicated, hardworking, eager to learn, must have high integrity values, teamwork is a must, and be someone who wants to continue LEARNING with our LEAN environment! At Walters & Wolf you will experience a culture that surrounds itself with exceptional customer service and exceptional quality products and a culture built on trust and family values which sets us apart from all competitors!

Our Walters & Wolf Interiors located in Fremont, California is currently seeking a Project Estimator to join our team. Successful candidates will possess the following skills:

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Secure targeted projects that provide the best opportunity for winning a successful job proposal.
  • Identify new bid opportunities within our established and future client base.
  • Monitor and enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Provide pre-construction services including budgetary services and project material requirements to select clients.
  • Provide Building and Fire Code review / guidance to Architects and General Contractors when code issues arise.
  • Participate in bi-monthly Sales meeting to establish short- and long-term estimating agenda along with feedback and input from other estimators in implementing margins for upcoming bid opportunities.
  • Participate in bi-monthly Sales meeting to discuss vendor issues as it relates to pricing, material issues, delivery schedules etc.
  • Conduct job site visits for targeted accounts or bid opportunities
  • Review and detail plans and specifications as it relates to the project.
  • Prepare a job workbook used in bidding the specific project and detail it sufficiently to ensure the Project Management team can work from this workbook when awarded the project.
  • Detail and assign costs to all material and labor involved in the project.
  • Secure multiple quotes from different material vendors to ensure WWI competitiveness in formatting a successful bid proposal.
  • Coordinate with the Purchasing agent to ensure all material costs will be covered sufficiently.
  • Coordinate with Field Superintendent on difficult field installations to ensure field labor costs will be covered.
  • Coordinate estimating activities with Walters & Wolf Glass division when they are involved in bidding on the same project.
  • On a project basis coordinate estimating efforts with WWI SPD and Facilities departments.
  • Maximize product / service scope opportunities within designated accounts / bid invitations.
  • Deliver WWI value-engineering alternates where possible on bid proposals.
  • Regularly maintain and update the Bid Log to ensure projects are not double covered by estimators.
  • Regularly update and maintain the New Job Log when successfully awarded a new project.
  • Monitor and report bidding progress on outstanding projects yet to be awarded.
  • Participate in yearly planning meeting.
  • Reports to Vice President of Sales


Qualifications

  • Work requires an extensive knowledge business, of the construction industry, specific product knowledge of doors, frames and hardware, codes, standards, architectural drawings, specifications, and an excellent command of the English language.
  • Must have knowledge of office administrative procedures, and knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment, at a level generally acquired through 5+ years related experience.
  • Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and database.
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Some analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
  • Work requires continual attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.


Career Pathway & Training

For Walters & Wolf to flourish in this perpetually evolving industry, we must continue to educate ourselves. In order to be engaging, we must be engaged.


It is our responsibility to master our tools and our trade, and to use this knowledge to pursue finer methods and materials. We house some of these endeavors in our sophisticated training facilities, equipped to educate employees and clients. When we need to extend our reach, we give classes on the Internet. Our education doesn’t stop there: every day on the job is a day in school, because we’re consistently striving to improve every aspect of our services.

Walters & Wolf acknowledges that to have the best employees, we need to provide thorough and constant training. That’s why we established a $40,000.00 training center in our Headquarters in Fremont. 

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