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Estimator I - Northeast (Northern NJ)

Location: Northern New Jersey

May 16, 2024

Swisslog Healthcare Estimators (Estimating Engineers) design and estimate our proprietary pneumatic tube systems for hospital installations. The Estimator I will design and lay out an efficient system to meet the client’s needs, perform material take off and total job cost estimates. This position involves medium to heavy travel to construction sites both locally and throughout the region, conducting site surveys to determine scope of work and verify system design and installation layouts. This individual may also participate in sales presentations.

This position is based in the greater New York City area. Ideally this individual will reside in northern / northeastern New Jersey.

Short Facts

  • Remote
    Remote, United States of America
  • Project Management
    Project Management
  • Permanent Position
    Permanent Position

Your collaboration

  • Review customer files for existing layouts, configurations, project documents, and contracts.
  • Provide proper product and application to fulfill the client’s material transport requirements.
  • Review all project documentation including specifications, drawing packages, and other contractual documents to capture the complete scope of the project.
  • Perform site surveys to determine the scope of work, verify ability to install system or develop options for difficult existing conditions; and/or schedule surveys to be completed by third-party contractors.
  • Perform material take off and total job cost estimates, including material, tax, labor and travel costs, which accurately reflect bid plans, specifications and site surveys.
  • Provide drawings, engineering reports and other supporting documentation to be included in sales proposals.
  • Deliver executable design upon booking and participate in handoff meetings with Project Managers.
  • Submit RFIs (Requests for Information) to contracting authorities on projects as required to address any discrepancies or items requiring clarification.
  • Communicate risks & opportunities to impacted individuals.
  • Participate in sales presentations to support Sales team as required.
  • Continuously monitor our solutions, products, estimating and pricing models, and proposals to ensure alignment.
  • Provide ongoing support to Project Management throughout execution of booked projects.
  • Shadow mid- and senior- level team members to become proficient at site surveying, system layout, design, and the estimate/risk review process.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Your competence

  • 0-2 years relevant experience and an applicable Associate’s Degree; OR: Minimum 2 years relevant experience estimating material and labor costs.
  • Understanding of construction environment and requirements.
  • Ability to read and interpret architectural drawings and provide system layouts in coordination with other trades.
  • Technical knowledge of mechanical systems.
  • Basic CAD drafting and Microsoft Suite proficiency.
  • Attention to detail and ability to interpret required documents.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good presentation skills.
  • Ability to appropriately prioritize current and future projects.

Desirable, but not Essential:
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
  • Knowledge of building/hospital facility mechanical systems/equipment such as pneumatic tube, HVAC, elevator, trash/linen, or fire, etc.
  • Estimating software.
  • Bluebeam.
  • SAP/Salesforce.
  • Sharepoint.

Compensation: Base salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000. Salary will be commensurate with experience and skillset. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical / dental / vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, disability, 401k matching (up to 8%).

***This position is based in the greater NYC / Northern NJ area. Due to the large number of applications we receive, unfortunately we are unable to follow up with applicants who appear to be outside of the hiring area for this position. Therefore, if you are applying for this role and you currently reside in a different part of the country, please address your relocation plans proactively in a cover letter or elsewhere in your application. We appreciate your understanding.

Clarity on your path

At Swisslog Healthcare, we are constantly looking for people who shape and develop our company. We offer exciting opportunities to learn, develop and lead change. You benefit from clear communication and development plans that are aligned with your personal strengths and our common goals. Enjoy many other benefits that we are constantly reviewing and expanding.

Our commitment

We use automation to make a difference in hospitals and healthcare facilities. 1,200 dedicated employees in more than 3,500 facilities around the world are already relieving the burden on staff and giving them more time for patient care activities. With the latest technologies in the field of medication management, we are taking responsibility for shaping tomorrow's healthcare system to improve patient care and increase medication safety.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Swisslog Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, status as a protected veteran, or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

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