Life Safety Engineer/Estimator (updated 4-19-21)
The Life Safety Engineer/Estimator will be responsible for estimating and engineering a portfolio of Life Safety Systems projects, which will primarily consist of but not be limited to Fire Alarm, Mass Notification and Intercom. Primary duties will consist of estimating, engineering, material procurement, scheduling and resource coordination along with managing project budgets. The Engineer/Estimator will also be responsible for overseeing owner training and assisting with programming / commissioning / checkout as needed, along with team other responsibilities.
Education and Experience:
- High School diploma or GED required. Graduate of Trade School or College Preferred.
- Minimum 7 years' industry experience.
- Valid driver's license and evidence of insurability.
- NICET Level III Fire Alarm
- Develops and maintains viable long-term relationships with contractors, clients, consultants and subcontractors
- Exhibits excellent written and verbal communication skills with internal and external customers
- Exhibits exemplary safe working behaviors
- Team Lead Responsibilities:
- Provides coaching, mentoring and technical assistance to Level I, Level 2, Level 3, and Level 4 Technicians
- Responsible for jointly planning annual development and training plan for downstream team members
- Assigned Operational Processes
- Assist in developing company policies and processes for project implementation and business development
- Will actively participate in the backlog review process for the portfolio of projects assigned to the life safety team
- Meet and review regularly with the Operation Director on opportunities scheduled to bid, pending award and public RFP opportunities
- Will be primary sales estimator for all Life Safety Projects
- Will be primary engineer for all Life Safety Projects
- Will assist as needed in estimating and preconstruction efforts for non-Life Safety projects (A/V, Security, etc...). This will be determined on a project by project basis.
- Partners with the sales team to conduct a needs assessment of customer requirements, critical areas, needs and budget
- Produces low voltage systems drawings for field installation and coordination with other sub-contractor trades
- Assist EnvelopiQ preconstruction team on opportunities in development. Such activities include:
- Take offs and estimating as needed
- Engineering drawings
- New product review/due diligence
- Vendor negotiations
- Assist as needed with Job Site and System Trouble Shooting
- Manage the selection, ordering, budget and delivery schedule of materials to be procured for the projects assigned
- Secure pricing and availability from outside vendors and suppliers and electrical subcontractors including scope, terms and conditions on assigned projects
- Effectively communicate the status of projects to management
- Responsible for jointly planning annual development and training plan with supervisor.
- Participate in all safety trainings offered as part of the Envelop Group safety program.
- Participate in regular formal training ~ 2 weeks classroom training annually.
- Actively participate in regular informal training sessions inside the office and on the jobsite.
- Requires critical thinking skills, self-motivation, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Electrical aptitude, excellent problem-solving skills, critical thinking skills and decisive judgment skills are a must.
- This is a physical / construction type of position. It will require but not be limited to standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, and crawling. This position will also require being up on ladders and lifting.
Hours of work and Travel:
- Full Time, 40 Hours / week. Daily travel to job sites, generally in the state of Indiana (but not limited to).
This job description shall remain fluid and will be reviewed on a quarterly basis.