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Project Estimator

Company: Total-Western, Inc.
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

At Total-Western, we strive to meet the growing demand for solution-oriented Industrial partnerships and doing what is right for the customer. We deliver the best quality and safety performance, creating a more efficient business that makes the best possible use of all its resources. Think of the possibilities you will have to explore your potential with us. As a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contractor, focused on LEAN delivery methodologies, Total-Western can serve all our customers' needs for Mechanical, Electrical, and Civil services. In addition, we have specialty services such as steam trap, heavy civil, and central plant services in locations where it strategically makes sense. We have 4 locations across the Western US: Washington, Central California, Northern California, and Southern California.Visit our website at for more information about us.Total Western is currently seeking an Estimator to work at our CCR-Bakersfield, CA Region.The required skills & knowledge of this role are:

  • Ability to accurately analyze information
  • Knowledge of construction practices in refineries, power plants, manufacturing, and industrial environments
  • Ability to develop accurate budgets and bids for large scale projects $10MM to $250MM
  • Experience developing conceptual estimates for early vision design/build projects
  • Develop and maintain positive vendor relationships
  • Must be able to provide timely, clear, and complete reports to clients and management
  • Ability to use PC and estimating software or spreadsheet templates
  • Effective written and oral communication skills to clearly outline bid parameters, costs, estimates, and plan
  • Must have valid driver's license and comply with Company driving policyIn this role you will:
    • Understand, communicate, and enforce Company Safety Program (PASS)
    • Gathers, analyzes, and organizes information on projects and work to be performed by reviewing scope of work, manpower needs and costs, equipment and materials costs and sources
    • Participates in job walks to identify scope of work to be performed, change orders, crafts and manpower needs and build schedules
    • Reviews bid packages in detail including bid documents, plans, blueprints, and drawings
    • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating prices
    • Organize sub-contractor quotations and negotiate to ensure quotes meet contract documents and issue proper documented purchase orders
    • Maintain positive relationships with subcontractors and clients
    • Resolves cost discrepancies by requesting change orders, reviewing data, and discussing productivity and costs with Superintendents/Project Managers
    • Maintains quality of service by following organization standards
    • Using specialized knowledge and experience creates an accurate estimate of the total cost to performing the work
    • Provide clear take offs
    • Participates in team/project/bid review meetings and safety meetings
    • Meet with potential clients to discuss options for proposed services
    • Travel may be required for some projectsEnvironmental Conditions for this role are:
      • Works in a climate-controlled office 85% of the time (work from home is an option)
      • May occasionally work in varying weather: hot, cold, and wet conditions
      • Occasionally works in areas with large industrial equipment subject to high noise levels
      • May occasionally work in areas with hazardous chemicals
      • May occasionally work outdoors on uneven surfaces
      • May be required to sit and stand for long periods of timeEducation and Experience required for this role are:
        • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, economics, operations research, engineering, or construction management, or equivalent experience
        • Proficiency with excel and word, creating documents, worksheets, and data analysis
        • 7 or more years of experience estimating electrical and instrumentation scope for construction projects valued over $10MM
        • 3 or more years of conceptual E&I estimating experienceTotal-Western is a dynamic place to work. Our employees enjoy a robust benefit program which includes Company sponsored medical insurance and other optional benefits such as dental, vision, hospital, accidental, life insurances, access to learning modules, and 401k. If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process.As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, TWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other protected group status. We invite you to explore the opportunities waiting for you. Total Western 2811 Fruitvale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93308.

Keywords: Total-Western, Inc., Bakersfield , Project Estimator, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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