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Position: Security Estimator – Job# 319 Location: Jessup, MD
Status: Exempt Reports To: Manager – Technical Design & Estimating
Position summary: The Security Estimator primarily develops the basis of estimate for the pricing of security projects, typically in conjunction with other disciplines. The Security Estimator is knowledgeable of all industry related installation, testing and documentation standards. The Security Estimator provides support to the Sales and Operations Departments.
Position responsibilities: The responsibilities of the Security Estimator include, but are not limited to: 1) Reviews documents such as drawings and specifications to accurately determine the scope of work by project, to include all materials, labor, and submittals, to determine pricing as required by the contract or other customer; 2) Conducts site examinations, as necessary to ensure a thorough understanding of actual site conditions/construction, as it relates to the installation of security and related systems; 3) Compiles and analyzes data; 4) Resolves questions and/or issues with site point of contact at the time of survey; 5) Prepares a comprehensive Statement of Work (SOW), including any diagrams, drawings, exceptions and/or exclusions; 6) Prepares estimate spreadsheets and reviews completed spreadsheets and SOW with the Operations and Sales Departments; 7) Assesses the cost effectiveness of specified products and services; and 8) Provides follow-up support as required.
Essential skills and experience: Minimum of 5 years in the security industry is required. The Security Estimator must have an in-depth knowledge of current industry standards; as well as related Federal, State and Local standards, and industry related product lines. Position also requires above average computer literacy and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, with a strong ability and experience in the development and use of spreadsheet and word processing documents. The position requires the ability to read and interpret project drawings and/or blueprints and strong attention to detail. Strong math, analytical, communication, interpersonal skills are also necessary.
Must be able to pass a background check and/or have the ability to get a government issued clearance. A clean driving record is required, and the candidate must provide a DMV record upon offer of employment. Drug screening is also required.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent with required work experience in the security industry; knowledge of AMAG, Avigilon, DMP, Identiv/Hirsch, would be beneficial. Must have or be eligible to get the Maryland State Security Systems Registrant License and the Virginia DCJS Electronic Security Technician registration. BICSI or NICET certification is a plus.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the Security Estimator is frequently required to sit; talk; hear; and use hands, arms, and fingers to type. The Security Estimator is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to feel, finger, or grasp objects or tools; crouch, crawl, and kneel; and reach with hands and arms. The Security Estimator may occasionally be expected to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and the ability to focus on a CRT or LCD computer monitor for lengthy periods of time. The position also requires the ability to discern colors used in network cabling and cabling terminations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.
Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills, nor are these statements intended to create a contract of employment between the employee and FiberPlus, Inc.
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