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Position summary: The Estimator develops the basis of estimate for the pricing of small or moderate sized projects assigned by management.  The Estimator is, preferably a certified BICSI installer, knowledgeable of all industry related installation, testing and documentation standards.  The Estimator provides support to the Sales and Operations Department.

Position responsibilities: The responsibilities of the 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 telecommunications and related systems; 3) Compiles and analyzes data; 4) Resolves questions and/or issues with site point of contact at the time of walk-through; 5) Prepares a comprehensive Statement of Work (SOW), including any 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 telecommunications system infrastructure, premise and/or OSP cabling, telecommunications system installation, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or crew leader role is required. The Estimator must have an in depth knowledge of current industry standards (ANSI, EIA/TIA, NEC, IEEE) as well as related Federal, State and Local standards, and industry related product lines. The position requires experience in the use of a variety of telecommunications test equipment. 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 candidate must provide a DMV record upon offer of employment. Drug screening is also required.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent and equivalent work experience in telecommunications industry or Bachelor’s Degree in related field is required. BICSI Installer certification is a plus.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the Estimator is frequently required to sit; talk; hear; and use hands, arms, and fingers to type. The 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 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 Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. 

Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer: m/f/d/v/aa

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FiberPlus is an Equal Opportunity Employer
FiberPlus provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job seekers without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under federal, state or local laws.

FiberPlus offers eligible employees an attractive benefits package including health care coverage, tuition assistance, 401(k) and much more. Please see below for more details on some of the specific benefit plan options:

Paid Time Off
FiberPlus offers employees generous paid time off benefits including, but not limited to, paid holidays, vacation accrual and sick/personal time.

Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
FiberPlus offers comprehensive, high-quality medical, dental and vision care options for employees and their immediate families.

Life Insurance
The Company provides all employees with basic life insurance at no cost. In addition to enrollment in the Company-paid life insurance plan, employees are given the opportunity to purchase additional life insurance for themselves, spouse, and/or dependent children.

Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability
FiberPlus employees can elect to enroll in Short Term and/or Long Term Disability plans for themselves at group rates.

The FiberPlus 401(k) plan helps employees invest in their future by building financial resources for retirement. Eligible employees have the option to enroll and contribute through payroll deduction.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides our employees and their dependents access to assistance with childcare, eldercare, adoption, relationships and financial issues.

Tuition Assistance
Continuing education is a valuable tool which employees can use to increase their knowledge and skills, and to improve their position within the Company. FiberPlus offers Tuition Assistance to encourage and reward employees who show a commitment to continuing education.

Flexible Spending Account
Employees can set aside money for unreimbursed medical care and/or eligible dependent care needs.