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Fire Protection Estimator

Southland Industries Inc.

Fire Protection Estimator

Laurel, MD
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    WE DRIVE INNOVATION AND BUILD CAREERS

    As a company that prides itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland Industries continues to pave the way as an industry leader in constructability, sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and operated.

    Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts. We provide innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building construction and performance. Through our extensive resources, we are able to optimize each stage of the building lifecycle through customized engineering, construction, building automation, service and energy solutions.

    JOB SUMMARY

    Our Fire Protection Estimators prepare proposal estimates (bids) for Fire Sprinkler systems.

    WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING:

    • Use Quick Pen Auto Bid & Est-Duct Estimating software to do quantified take-offs.
    • Follow Matrix of Responsibility to determine self’s role in proposal.
    • Review RFP’s, Specifications, Basis of Design and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
    • Prepare sprinkler system take-offs.
    • Gain or have the knowledge and ability to perform drawing redlines.
    • Solicit subcontractor bids and vendor quotes.
    • Assemble estimating spreadsheets.
    • Support other department personnel as required.
    • Estimate small to medium sized projects independently.

    WHAT YOU'LL NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL:

    • The desire to learn estimating strategies and techniques and how they would support corporate objectives.
    • Have the desire to learn how to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, Architectural, Structural & Mechanical drawings. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
    • Ability to operate a personal computer using spreadsheet, word processing, data base, and estimating software.
    • B.S. in Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineering from a four-year college, Trade school or equivalent combination of technical training AND/OR related experience.
    • The desire to learn estimating strategies and techniques and how they would support corporate objectives.

    PHYSICAL CAPABILITIES:

    • Ability to visit job construction areas and climb stairs, maneuver in and around pipe work and air ducts and work safely in close proximity to construction materials and equipment.
    • Ability to work at a computer terminal with mouse and keyboard for several hours per day.
    • Ability to read and interpret technical documentation including CADD drawings, Blueprints, Submittals, etc.

    BENEFITS:

    As an employee-owned company, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes excellent benefits for you and your family:

    • 401(k) Plan with 50% COMPANY MATCH (no cap) and immediate 100% vesting
    • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement
    • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
    • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
    • Disability Income Protection Insurance
    • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
    • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
    • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

    FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SOUTHLAND INDUSTRIES, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE: WWW.SOUTHLANDIND.COM OR ON FACEBOOK OR LINKEDIN OR TWITTER

    To hear what our employees are saying about working at Southland Industries, check out our Career Video - WORKING AT SOUTHLAND

    Southland Industries is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing our employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Southland Industries are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, family care or medical leave status, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Southland Industries will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

    ALL EMPLOYMENT OFFERS ARE CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL, DRUG TEST, BACKGROUND CHECK AND PROFESSIONAL REFERENCE CHECKS

    AT THIS TIME WE ARE UNABLE TO OFFER EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP

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