Founded in 1960 and headquartered in beautiful Fort Myers, FL, B and I Contractors, Inc. specializes in Plumbing, service, electrical, HVAC, pipe-fitting, and sheet metal. We are an employee owned company that has earned a solid reputation for excellence. B and I Contractors, Inc. is among one of the elite Specialty Mechanical Contractor companies in Florida; capable of handling large, multifaceted projects and more.
Duties and Responsibilities
Utilize Quote Express estimating software to prepare bids.
Prepare competitive bids as required (proposals, bid forms, budgets, etc.) to meet project needs.
Interpret specifications, blueprints and addenda.
Prepare and communicate requests for information to clarify project scope during estimating process.
Evaluate most efficient methods of installation and material usage to minimize projected costs/bids.
Develop pricing/bid strategies with vendors/subcontractors to maximize competiveness at bid time.
Make notes or clarifications on construction documents to assist Operations team with installation.
Review project estimate, material and manpower requirements with Operations team prior to bid to establish any factors required to compensate for project conditions (Pre-Bid Review).
Set up project material and labor budgets by task.
Support Operations team in preparing material purchase orders and subcontractor scopes.
Conduct and/or attend turnover meetings for contracted projects and provide budgetary information and defined scope to Operations group.
Provide baseline production data (footages/quantities) to allow Operations team to track productivity.
Review production data and implement into estimating labor units.
Attend monthly department meetings if requested.
Attend pre-bid meetings as needed.
Attend weekly estimating meeting, coordinate bidding activities with the estimating group to focus on combined opportunities and to avoid scope gaps between MEP trades.
Attend closeout meetings to review outcome of projects and compare estimate to actual costs.
Along with Department Manager explore new areas to expand profitable department revenue.
Establish and maintain working relationships with customers (suppliers, vendors, subcontractors, owners, general contractors and design consultants).
Attend trade related, networking, charitable and marketing events to promote business for the Plumbing Department and B&I.
Job performance to be measured based on accuracy of estimates, time required to complete estimates and meeting volume and profitability goals.
Job Qualifications and Skills
Minimum Five (5) years of Commercial Plumbing estimating experience
Medical, Education, and Institutional experience a Plus
Ability to read and interpret construction documents (blueprints, shop drawings, specifications, etc.).
Comprehensive knowledge of plumbing products, materials, equipment, and installation procedures.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
Exceptional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Additional Company Information
This a full time position offering a BENEFITS PACKAGE that includes employee stock ownership, medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, paid time off, sick days, and 401(k).
B & I Contractors Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and promotes a Drug Free Workplace.
How to Apply -
Visit our website at www.bandiflorida.com
About B&I Contractors Inc.
Founded in 1960 and headquartered in beautiful Fort Myers, FL. B and I Contractors, Inc. specializes in HVAC, Plumbing, Service, Electrical, Pipe-fitting and Welding, and Sheet Metal. We are an employee owned company that has earned a solid reputation for excellence. B and I Contractors, Inc. is among one of the elite Specialty Mechanical Contractor companies in Florida; capable of handling large, multifaceted projects and more.