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Electrical Estimator - Commercial Construction - Building Technologies - Hayward, CA

Hayward, California
SCM-Procurement / Logistics & ECC

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Country Division Controller
Requisition Number: 227823
Primary Location: United States-California-Hayward
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: Associate's Degree / College Diploma
Travel Required: 35%

Division Description:

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.

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Position Overview:


Siemens Building Technologies is looking for a Procurement Electrical Estimator to support their project business. This position is for an electrical estimator to qualify installation costs for building automation, fire alarm and security systems.. The candidate makes recommendations relative to value engineering, tracks and documents his/her activities according to standards established by the Building Technologies Procurement Organization, and reports the results of negotiations in designated on-line tools and participates in subcontractor evaluation processes. This person will report to the Procurement Manager and have no direct reports.




The candidate analyzes conceptual or detailed job designs and specifications and provides cost estimates for material and labor to be sourced externally for building automation, fire safety, and security electrical installation. Based upon these estimates, the candidate prepares/assists in preparation of RFPs and solicits pricing from the marketplace and either leads or assists in negotiations to establish subcontractor pricing.

The candidate collaborates with procurement, sales, engineering and at times with customers to understand and/or develop the scope of work that will be awarded. From time to time the candidate visits job sites within the Zone and compiles additional background for his/her estimates.

These clarifications and solidifications of scope will be passed along to the subcontractors to ensure appropriate understanding of the job to be performed. The candidate must have a thorough knowledge of the National Electrical Code and be familiar with state and municipal codes. The candidate will assist in maintaining Siemens databases that include market labor and material cost factors and that shall permit a high level of estimate efficiency. Those databases must provide a level of detail that is critical to support successful negotiations with subcontractors.

The candidate will provide on-site electrical installation estimation training to subcontractors nationwide. Additionally, training to sales and operations personnel along with insights into current labor trends and material costs will also be provided.


Minimum of 6 years of estimating experience in the electrical installation industry, including significant experience estimating labor and material for building automation, fire safety, or security system controls.

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience will be considered.

Good financial analysis skills in determining risk.

Good verbal and written communication skills for contacts with inter and intra departmental personnel, as well as management.

Strong computer skills are required, including MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Cross functional/organizational team management and facilitation skills (internal and  external).

Demonstrated understanding cost drivers associated to electrical installation.

Demonstrated self-starter.



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