Job Description

POSITION:    Landscape Installation Estimator
LOCATION:   Deerfield Beach, FL
FLSA:    Non-Exempt – Hourly
DEPARTMENT:     Sales/Construction Department

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will assist the Construction Manager with estimating bids.  The basic role of a Landscape Installation Estimator would be to do estimating, take offs and price plans for the construction and irrigation install department.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work extensively with excel file to prepare bids
  • Prepare routine estimates under the direction of the Construction Manager
  • Receive and process ITB’s; retrieval of plans and specs.
  • Organize and schedule plan pick-ups; print plans as necessary
  • Begin the landscape bidding process; review specs, contact contractors, research and price materials, irrigation pricing, list out materials.
  • Prepare and execute Submittals
  • Create and send proposals
  • Assistance with permitting applications, documentation and follow-ups.
  • Receive and follow up phone calls and emails
  • Analyze designs and complete take-offs for estimating purposes.
  • Contact subcontractors and suppliers to obtain quotes for inclusion in estimates.
  • Attend training, conference and events

QUALIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 2+ years’ experience in estimating
  • Knowledge of South Florida Plant Material
  • Experienced in reading and working with landscape drawings
  • Outstanding communicator, both orally and written
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Self-starter who works well independently
  • Ability to prioritize given tasks and work efficiently towards completing them
  • Detail-oriented and exceptional organization skills
  • Strong problem solver and analytical thinker
  • Professional demeanor

WORKING CONDITIONS AND ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually consistent with that of an office environment.

LANGUAGE ABILITY

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and/or stand, occasional walking.

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