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NRG Energy, Inc. Lead Estimator in West Chester, Ohio

Welcome to the intersection of energy and home services. At NRG, we’re driven by our passion to create a smarter, cleaner and more connected future.

At Airtron, an NRG owned company, we’re more than just a heating and air conditioning installer and service provider. We’re a family of hard-working and dedicated technicians, residential installers, warehouse workers, dispatchers, customer service representatives, project managers, estimators, controllers, executives and more. We invite you to join us and experience the rewards of bringing a smile to our customers’ faces every day.

Job Summary:

The Lead Estimator is responsible for utilizing residential blueprints to complete load calculations, duct designs and material takeoffs to determine labor and material required to complete HVAC installations for residential new construction homes. Provides daily guidance and direction to the Estimating team and serves as the primary contact person between the division estimating department and central division.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities*:

  • Interprets blueprints and CAD drawings to create HVAC load calculations and designs.

  • Estimate the amount of materials and cost of labor to complete the installation of HVAC systems in new residential homes.

  • Communicates and distributes information to each division’s sales, administrative, leadership and the estimation team members.

  • Provides regular updates to the to the assigned division in a timely manner to continue with the bid process.

  • Evaluate team process and job completion.

  • Train team members

  • Remains available as a daily resource to all members of the Estimating team to answer frequently asked questions and provide ongoing guidance with inquiries

  • Ensures that good customer relations are maintained, and that internal customer concerns are resolved fairly, timely and effectively

  • Follows location initiatives and proactively informs and educates internal customers

  • Makes recommendations to direct manager and in some cases develops improvement plans in response to internal customer feedback

  • Ensures that all administrative guidelines are followed for reporting and paperwork

  • Communicates all internal issues or questions to the Estimating Manager.

  • Provides backup support to the Estimation Manager as needed

  • Follows all company policies and procedures, including but not limited to safety.

  • Other duties as assigned.

* Duties may vary by location.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • 2+ years prior Estimation experience

  • Must possess basic CAD operating skills.

  • Ability to operate estimating and load calculation software efficiently with minimal or no mistakes.

  • General computer competency is required, including a minimum of 1-year experience Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Must be able to communicate in English effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work overtime with little notice ; weekends hours may occasionally be required.

  • Ability to lead a team of 1-3 employee and delegate work efficiently.

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to analyze information

  • Customer service mindset.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

  • Willingness to learn as a self-starter.

  • Positive, team player attitude.

  • Related work experience may be substituted for education

  • Ability to build positive relationships with customers, both internal and external.

  • Willingness and ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization.

  • Safety mindset and acceptance of a safety culture.

Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment

  • Fast-paced deadline motivated environment.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift/move up to 20 pounds frequently.

  • Frequently performs tasks requiring bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching.

  • Must be able to adhere to long periods of standing, walking or sitting.

  • Ability to hear, understand and distinguish speech and/or other sounds to operate phones or other office equipment safely.

  • With natural or corrected vision, able to see and focus for close, distance, peripheral vision with normal depth perception.

  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to others.

  • Ability to enter text or data into a computer by means of a traditional keyboard or 10-key numeric keypad.

  • Must be able to use arms and hands to reach overhead, signal, grab, hold, lift, turn, push and pull objects and tools.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability. Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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