Walters & Wolf is a leading Specialty Construction Company who has been in business over 40 years. Today we have over nine facilities spanning from Washington, California, Nevada, and Arizona. Walters & Wolf offers their clients a range of products from glass and glazing, custom stone products, curtainwall systems, composite panels rain screen systems, terra cotta products, GRFC precast panels, custom doors, frames, and hardware products, including installations. The company is comprised of 1300 employees across all geographic locations. Our organization has experienced phenomenal success and growth over the past 40 years. At Walters & Wolf you will experience a culture that surrounds itself with exceptional customer service and exceptional quality products and a culture built on trust and family values which sets us apart from our competition.
Our Walters & Wolf Interiors located in Fremont, California is currently seeking a Project Estimator to join our team. Successful candidates will possess the following skills:
Secure targeted projects that provide the best opportunity for winning a successful job proposal.
Identify new bid opportunities within our established and future client base.
Monitor and enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Provide pre-construction services including budgetary services and project material requirements to select clients.
Provide Building and Fire Code review / guidance to Architects and General Contractors when code issues arise.
Participate in bi-monthly Sales meeting to establish short and long term estimating agenda along with feedback and input from other estimators in implementing margins for upcoming bid opportunities.
Participate in bi-monthly Sales meeting to discuss vendor issues as it relates to pricing, material issues, delivery schedules etc.
Conduct job site visits for targeted accounts or bid opportunities.
Evaluate new requests for proposals to facilitate the best opportunities are being worked upon.
Review and detail plans and specifications as it relates to the project.
Prepare a job workbook used in bidding the specific project and detail it sufficiently to ensure the Project Management team can work from this workbook when awarded the project.
Detail and assign costs to all material and labor involved in the project.
Secure multiple quotes from different material vendors to ensure WWI competitiveness in formatting a successful bid proposal.
Coordinate with the Purchasing agent to ensure all material costs will be covered sufficiently.
Coordinate with Field Superintendent on difficult field installations to ensure field labor costs will be covered.
Coordinate estimating activities with Walters & Wolf Glass division when they are involved in bidding on the same project.
On a project basis coordinate estimating efforts with WWI SPD and Facilities departments.
Maintain regular contact with team members to ensure coordinated efforts thus maximizing our estimating coverage.
Maximize product / service scope opportunities within designated accounts / bid invitations.
Deliver WWI value-engineering alternates where possible on bid proposals.
Meet on a monthly basis with department heads (Field, Shop, SPD and Facilities) to receive their feedback as it relates to sales and estimating efforts currently being employed, which includes client information, estimating times, etc.
Regularly maintain and update the Bid Log to ensure projects are not double covered by estimators.
Regularly update and maintain the New Job Log when successfully awarded a new project.
Monitor and report bidding progress on outstanding projects yet to be awarded.
Participate in yearly planning meeting.
Work requires an extensive knowledge business, of the construction industry, specific product knowledge of doors, frames and hardware, codes, standards, architectural drawings, specifications, and an excellent command of the English language.
Must have knowledge of office administrative procedures, and knowledge of use and operation of standard office equipment, at a level generally acquired through 5+ years related experience.
Must have knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, and database.
Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
Some analytical ability is required in order to gather and summarize data for reports, find solutions to various administrative problems, and prioritize work.
Work requires continual attention to detail, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
Walters & Wolf offers a competitive compensation package which includes, great base salary, annual profit sharing, and annual company bonus program package. At Walters & Wolf you can grow in your own professional career path and work with a great team of highly skilled professionals. We offer a very generous benefit package including top rated health plans, dental, vision, paid life insurance and supplemental life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, Wellness Programs, 401(k) plan, sick pay, paid vacation, and company holidays. If you are interested in joining the Walters & Wolf team, a leader in the industry, we’d like to see your resume and salary requirements. You may email your information to: firstname.lastname@example.org . Please include “Project Estimator - WWI” in the subject line to ensure delivery.
Walters & Wolf is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Walters & Wolf Interiors provides our customers, architects, and general contractor partners with industry-leading solutions for all of their door needs. Our in-house shop fabrication and field installation processes have enabled us to complete over one million door openings. We have the experience and resources to handle the most complex projects.