Pike Corporation Natural Gas Estimator in Winston Salem, North Carolina
Natural Gas Estimator
Job Number: 210002SP
Primary Location : North Carolina-Winston Salem
Organization : Pike Corporation, Inc.
P osition Summary: The Natural Gas Estimators are responsible for the estimating, proposal development and procurement of master service agreements and site-specific projects for natural gas distribution, transmission and regulator station construction and will assist with proposals for electric distribution, transmission and substation construction across a mix of customers for which Pike serves. This position will be responsible for establishing and maintaining a positive relationship with our customers while ensuring Pike’s project management and field operations teams are supplied with the pertinent contractual information necessary to perform all work per specification in a safe, cost effective, and timely manner. Natural Gas Estimators are expected to develop advanced skills and to have the ability to work independently.
Under minimal supervision, the Natural Gas Estimator will provide:
Thorough estimates and proposals for site specific projects and master service agreements
Reviews project plans and specifications and coordinates with the project team to confirm complete scope
Participate in customer pre-bid meetings (in-person or virtual)
Identify risk issues and their order of magnitude
Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier information and pricing
Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations
All aspects of contract negotiation and working with project team to establish the system to carry out the contract including management of subcontractors and material procurement
Effective contractual meetings (pre-bid, contract negotiations, contract kickoff, post-project meetings, etc.)
Provide meaningful performance related feedback/input to appropriate operations and field management members
Management and support of emergency and storm restoration events
4-year college degree preferably in engineering or business management
Minimum of 3 years of natural gas estimating experience in the construction industry
(Preferably the utility contractor construction industry)
Must be familiar with materials and equipment take-off
Possess the ability to perform conceptual estimates based on specifications and 30% design packages
Possess strong mathematical, communication and computer skills
Detailed knowledge of project management fundamentals
Working knowledge of personal computers and software applications with MS Office application proficiency (proficiency in MS Project and/or Primavera scheduling software is not required but is a plus)
Working knowledge of Bluebeam or similar software to perform on-screen takeoff of projects
Demonstrated skills in written communications; ability to compose basic, as well as, complex proposals, technical documents, and formal letters
Demonstrated skills in oral communications; ability to make presentations to both small and large, diverse groups; ability to communicate with clients, engineers and internal operations
High energy level with the ability to work in a fast paced, ambiguous environment with a bias for action
Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships while effectively navigating organizational barriers
High commitment to achieving goals and plans
Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills
High attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies
Demonstrated negotiating and decision-making skills
Working knowledge of project accounting practices and financial systems
General understanding of Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus and Unit contract pricing mechanisms
Working knowledge of the techniques needed to lead and influence others in a matrix organization
Ability to collaborate with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds
Minimal to moderate travel requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work). The employee may be subject to one or more of the following atmospheric conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust, mists, gases, or poor ventilation.
Able to manage multiple tasks and provide leadership to other team members
Pike is an Equal Opportunity Employer
NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.
Req ID: 210002SP