Estimator

Location: 

Amherst, NY, US, 14228

Job Category:  Marketing and Sales
Brand:  Watson Bowman Acme
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

At Watson Bowman Acme Corp, a brand of MBCC Group, we have over 70 years of design, manufacture, and supply of innovative expansion control systems throughout the World.  Our technical expertise in providing the infrastructure and commercial construction industries, including bridge, parking facilities and stadiums, and architectural building structures with best-in-class products and services clearly sets us apart, and we are recognized as the leading global expansion control brand.  Our unique value is partnering with Owners, Specifiers, Contractors and Distributors to offer responsible solutions that range from standard products to one-of-a-kind solutions.

 

We constantly strive to solve tomorrow’s challenges with our diverse talent, sound science, innovation, and collaboration with our global partners. We are seeking motivated, adaptable candidates who will bring fresh ideas to meet evolving customer demands in the construction industry while embracing sustainability and our strong safety conscious culture.

 

MBCC Group is a leading supplier of construction chemicals products and solutions with operating production facilities and sales offices in more than 60 countries worldwide.

 

We are looking to hire an Estimator - Bridge and Tunnel sector located in Amherst, NY.

 

This is a high-level overview of the role we need you to fill for us:

 

The functional responsibility of this position is to serve as the point of contact for the Sales team estimating bridge fabrication, maintenance, and tunnel product opportunities, as well as executing all project takeoffs. This role will also manage product approvals and work closely with DOT offices to ensure applicable product offerings are included on appropriate product lists. This position will also be responsible for reviewing and analyzing contract plans, specifications, and other documentation to accurately prepare cost estimates and quotations. Preparing estimates includes calculation of materials, engineering time, shop labor, subcontract scope if required, and shipping and handling. This position will work cross-functionally in providing Sales analytical data on market pricing, working closely with Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production to understand internal capabilities, and partnering with Procurement to obtain subcontracted material and labor pricing with lead times.

 

These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role:

 

  • Associates degree in Engineering, Construction, Business, or related discipline; Bachelor’s degree in a similar field is preferred.
  • Three (3) or more years’ related experience is required; experience in the commercial construction industry is preferred.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft office, especially Excel. Previous experience using SAP to create estimates and quotations is a plus.
  • A thorough understanding of contract documents, with ability to independently act and respond to commercial and technical inquiries.
  • Strong technical aptitude to provide technical support and product recommendations in support of sector growth opportunities and initiatives.
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills, including active listening skills with internal and external customers; ability to collaborate with various departments to coordinate estimates, and ability to develop partnerships with customers on project-specific opportunities.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and objectives simultaneously; provide accurate information and deliverables on time.
  • Demonstrate initiative, take ownership of the process, and drive continual improvement.
  • Previous experience with Salesforce.com and Procore a plus. 
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

 

Location: Amherst, NY

 

We are committed to provide an environment of mutual respect and equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

 

MBCC Group believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.