Designer/Estimator

Full Time

Website Southwest Solutions Group

 Job Description

The Designer/Estimator is responsible for analyzing requests to create the design and pricing estimation of the products represented by Southwest Solutions Group.  This would include design by CAD, using Configura, AutoCAD or Revit, and pricing by executing an accurate bill of materials or vendor-created quote, as well as generating pricing for installation, freight, travel, and other associated costs of providing a solution.

Pay: $25 Per hour

Job Duties:

  • Identifies required product and labor work to be estimated by gathering quotes, design files (Configura, AutoCAD or Revit), specifications, and related documents.
  • Create accurate designs for product production, client review and approval, and installation documentation using Configura, AutoCAD, or Revit based on building structure, space, and construction.
  • Generate Project Costs based on materials costs, installation estimates, and freight estimates (to include custom designs as well as standard designs, modifications, relocations, and subcontractor costs).
  • Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information
  • Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.
  • Participate as an integral member of the team, and contribute towards the success of the organization, which may involve the provision of other technical and administrative support, as required.
  • Generate Customer Proposals with accurate and understandable detail.
  • Provide guidance to sales reps regarding possible system incompatibilities to reduce errors.
  • Maintain and update current and past knowledge base for all product lines, including surcharges and discounts.
  • Maintain current and correct contract database (GSA, TXMAS, SYSTEC, Sourcewell, and other state and national contracts).

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Drafting or a related field.
  • 2-3 years experience in design, estimating, or related field is a plus.
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Beginner to intermediate skills in Configura, AutoCAD, Revit, or other related CAD design programs.
  • Service-oriented, have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines, demonstrate initiative, multi-task, and set priorities effectively
  • Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportion, percentages, area, circumference, and volume

Benefits

  • PTO
  • Holiday Pay
  • 401K
  • 100% paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Referral bonus program
  • ESOP
  • Parental Leave Program
  • Charity Matching Program

To apply for this job email your details to vjaime@southwestsolutions.com