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Electronic Security Systems Estimator/ Designer

Houston, TX 77040

Posted: 02/24/2023 Employment Type: FullTime Industry: Security Job Number: 137492 Pay Rate: $85,000 - $115,000 Yearly

Job Description

Company Profile:

This contractor has been providing Electrical engineering, design and installation to Texas businesses and institutions for over 40 years. Over the past four decades they have also developed a robust network services division that focuses on commercial AV, Security Solutions and Network Cabling. Highly awarded and responsible for the electrical and low voltage systems in some of the largest and most notable buildings in Texas, this contractor provides a great opportunity to Electrical and Low Voltage job seekers to start a career or take their career to the next level. Our client maintains brick and mortal locations in all major Texas markets and is a member of multiple trade associations including the Associated General Contractors of America and the Independent Electrical Contractors. They provide a generous benefits package and continuing education for both electrical and low voltage trades men and women.

Electronic Security Systems Estimator/Designer

The Estimator prepares proposals for either negotiated work or to submit as part of a bid. This position is focused on electronic security and access control applications in commercial structures. Experience estimating commercial voice/data and audio/visual projects is also desired. This position will be responsible for managing the estimating process which will include analyzing preconstruction documentation such as plans/prints, site surveys, scope, etc. to estimate for labor, materials, travel, time, etc.

The Estimator will work closely with the sales team to address any discrepancies between the plans and specs with the client/vendor/end user in order to receive clarity and eliminate errors.


Minimum of seven years experience performing design work in the low voltage technology (Voice/Data, Security, AV) industry specifically for commercial construction

Strong background in Software House and similar product.

Skilled with a PC and various software such as Microsoft Suite, estimating software (such as D-Tools, Accubid, etc. ), project management software, design software (Autocad, Revit), etc.

Ability to read prints/plans & specs.

Ability to write a scope of work and prepare a bill of materials

Customer service oriented

Expert knowledge of the Low Voltage industry and various low voltage products, solutions and manufacturers

Problem Seeker/Solver

Attention to detail

Work well under pressure.

Must be able to pass a criminal background check and drug screen.

Knowledgeable in all aspects of low voltage cabling such as copper and fiber cabling utilized for technology applications.

Experience in change order negotiation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Write scope and bill of materials.

Attend site visits, pre bid meetings, etc.

Accurately estimate projects in a timely manner.

Manage the estimating process from start to finish.

Prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.

Communicate with internal sales team, suppliers, and client/end users to define project scope, negotiate pricing, and address any errors or deficiencies.

Research quotes from suppliers for materials

Stay current on technology trends in the Electronic Security, Access Control, Voice/Data and AV verticals.

Analyze preconstruction documentation.

Generate change orders and extra work requests.

  • Prepare RFI's as requested.
  • Participate in walk-throughs with perspective knowledge towards detail for layouts, etc.

Identify new business opportunities and projects to bid.

Knowledge of building codes and wiring standards, including BICSI guidelines and EIA/TIA standards.

Meet bid submittal deadlines.

This is a full time, direct hire position with a large Texas based Electrical & Low Voltage contactor with a national foot print. The compensation package will include a base salary between $85k-$115K, benefits, and bonus plan.

How to apply:

Apply Directly to this advertisement, call / text us at 281-781-7120, Send Resume to OR drop by our office at 4001 Nations Dr. Pasadena, TX 77505 Monday Friday 8am to 5pm.

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