Fire Protection Estimator (2394)


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Position Summary

 

At Southland, we self-perform both our mechanical and fire protection work.  Our Fire Protection Estimators prepare proposal estimates (bids) for Fire Sprinkler systems.

 

 What you'll be doing:

 

  • You'll be working in the Estimating group and supporting our Fire Protection team with bids.
  • You'll review RFP’s, specifications, basis of design and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • You'll help prepare sprinkler system layouts and take-offs
  • You'll utilize your knowledge and ability to perform drawing redlines.
  • Solicit subcontractor bids and vendor quotes.
  • Assemble estimating spreadsheets.
  • Support other department personnel as required.
  • In some cases, you'll be responsible for small to medium sized projects independently.

 

 What you'll need to be successful:

 

  • You'll have experience with Quick Pen Auto Bid or HydraCAD software to do quantified take-offs..
  • Ability to operate a personal computer using spreadsheet, word processing, data base, and estimating software.
  • A strong desire to learn the details of how we estimate fire protection jobs and the strategies and techniques and how they support corporate objectives.
  • A desire for mentoring and support from folks who build and run successful fire protection projects for our company.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

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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 – 100% Paid for Employee
  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Disability Income Protection Insurance
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)
  • Paid Parental Leave Benefits
  • Holidays/Vacation/Personal Time/Life Events Leave
  • Numerous training opportunities and company paid membership for professional associations and licenses

 

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Southland Industries and all its subsidiaries are 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, sex, 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. **

 

**We are not able to offer sponsorship of employment at this time**

 

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