Estimator Structured Cable with Datacenter experience

Locations US-VA-Sterling
Job ID
Regular Full-Time
IES Communications

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Estimator is the person who supports the sales and projects staff in developing designs, and engineering solutions, for sales opportunities, keeps the estimates accurate, and information up to date. The Estimator also assists in the day-to-day sales and project activities of the Company.


Datacenter estimating experience is highly desired.

General Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide complete project engineering, selection of applicable materials, and estimating labor. Write scope of work and develop cost estimate in response to bid specifications.
  • Assist the sales organization by attending site-walk and pre-bid meetings. Track all site visits and keep detailed information about the site conditions for use in the development of an accurate cost estimate.
  • Act as liaison between and meet with sales, project management, and operations when the project is turned over for installation. Monitor that the sales price and actual installation costs coincide.
  • Follow company guidelines on the preferred selection of vendors and products. Work with vendors to obtain the best solution, most competitive price, and proper lead-time on materials.
  • Provide accurate takeoffs and cost estimate per Company’s recommended solutions book and technical support personnel.
  • Ensure that all estimating work meets the customer and company quality and safety level always.
  • Attend training and review sessions on technical requirements per the company’s training guidelines.
  • Meet bid schedules and deadlines, working within a very strict timeframe.
  • Attend and complete job turnover meetings as required to cover all details and expectations of the project as they were estimated.

Other responsibilities as assigned.





Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Must be self-motivated, positive in approach, able to help create, develop, and implement project process improvement(s).
  • Must promote the company culture and mission to all employees, vendors, clients, and business partners.
  • Must possess proven problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills, and the ability to effectively read, write, and give oral presentation(s).
  • Must have proven high skill level to interpret blueprints and other project documents, including but not limited to, specifications, reporting, and quality requirements.
  • Must be able to travel within the branch territory and/or regional territory as needed.
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects/estimates and present a high level of organization.
  • Regular attendance is mandatory


Education, Certification, License, and Skill Requirements:

  • HS Diploma or GED required. Associate degree or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in customer interface, such as liaison between the customer and the company.
  • RCDD preferred, but not required.
  • Structured Cabling, industry experience preferred.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project).
  • Must meet company minimum driving standards.
  • Must have the proven ability to design, engineer, estimate, and develop a written and graphic representation of the company’s proposed solutions utilizing the software resources provided by the company.


Minimum Years of Experience


License Required


Minimum Education

High School


IES is a national provider of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets, including electrical, mechanical and communications contracting solutions for the commercial, industrial, residential and renewable energy markets. IES is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol IESC. As of the end of IES’s 2019, fiscal year ending September 30, 2019 IES produced over $1.1 billion in revenue and employed over 5000 employees at over 79 domestic locations across the United States. IES is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Females. Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans Encouraged to Apply.


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The IES policy on equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, or any other protected status or characteristic. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment, and also states that retaliation against any employee who files a complaint regarding possible violations of this policy will not be tolerated. IES is also committed to taking affirmative steps to promote the employment of minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. IES develops affirmative action programs to support its commitment to equal employment opportunity, consistent with company policy and the company’s obligations as a contractor to the United States government. 


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IES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. IES provides reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Applicants who need accommodation in the job application process should contact the IES corporate office at (713) 860-1500 or any IES office to request assistance.


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