Estimating Manager

Bastian Solutions - Indianapolis, IN3.5

The Estimating Engineer is an integral role in the National Accounts team that collects and analyzes data in order to estimate the time, materials, and labor required to plan and execute material handling projects that range in technology and automation, including robotics, AS/RS, AGV's, high speed sortation, vertical lifts, light directed picking, pick modules, etc. The responsibility of this position commences with the request for proposal (RFP) from potential customers or consultants (internal or external) and concludes at final version of the sales proposal submission. The Estimating Engineer during the sales cycle will interface directly with internal national account managers, project engineers, controls engineers, and software logistic consultants as well as vendors to establish the proposal and bid while comparing to past performance. The role may expand into developing and/or validating design concepts as the responsibilities of the team expand. The Estimating team success is substantiated by a reduction in overall project cost variance as well as reduction in cycle time to deliver a sales proposal. This position will report directly to the Estimating Manager.

General Duties:
Proposal and Bid
Create rough order of magnitude (ROM) bids leveraging established rules of thumb
Determine budgeted cost for materials and labor by peforming comparative analysis of the firm pricing provided by vendors through the request for quote (RFQ) process.
Create rough-cut and full project schedules in conjunction with Project Management
Lead or assist in the final sales proposals submission including substantiatingdata and costing with upper management
Process Improvement
Continuous improvement in costing tools that support ROM bid and final sales proposals
Build key vendor relationships to ensure predictability in pricing
Leverage feedback from proposal cycle to gain competive advantage for future submissions
Lead discussions based on established agenda
Influence key decisions and strive for consensus
Generate meeting minutes and action items
Progress Reports
Travel - Less than 10%

Bachelors Degree required, preferably in Industrial or Mechanical Engineering
Industry experience (minimum 4yr) in Material Handling Integration or Construction
Experience in at least one of the followings roles
Project Engineer
Project Management
National Accounts
AutoCad experience required
Process improvement training including Six Sigma a plus
Advanced in MS Office software suite , particularly MS Excel

Indianapolis preferred; consideration for remote location based on experience level

About Us:
Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is an independent material handling and robotics system integrator providing automated solutions for distribution, manufacturing, and order fulfillment centers around the world. We have over 60 years of experience building long term business partnerships. In addition to salary, commissions and incentive plans, we offer a wide variety of benefits, services and perks available to assist employees and their families in a variety of ways. These benefits help each individual maintain a good balance in their life.

Other benefits of the role include:
Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match
Vacation/Holiday Pay
Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
Flexible Work Schedules
Volunteer Work
Professional Associations, Conferences and Subscriptions
Company Meetings & Events
Join our growing team and sell, design and implement industry leading automated material handling solutions!