DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop process/guidelines for project cost estimate generation that sets clear expectations among the team on:
Fidelity/Accuracy of quotes based on differing levels of information
Inputs/output required by different functional groups in order to effectively create project cost budgets in a timely manner
Define SLA expectations for inputs/outputs and hold departments responsible to meeting SLA’s.
Provide performance estimates to the sales team that enable early project pursuit based on budgetary guidance.
Provide exquisite support of sales based on defined SLA’s to provide project cost analysis to enable closing of deals
Project Budget Development:
In conjunction with the functional, teams, prepare accurate and detailed project cost estimates from early project pursuit (sales) through to detailed project budget creation.
Work with the global supply chain and construction teams to ensure accuracy of regional pricing of material and labor using published documents and market data
Provide advice on local construction market to support pricing and risk evaluation. Interface with the supply chain team to assess availability of competitive supply chain.
Work closely with Solutions Architecture team to develop a mutual understanding of inputs/outputs required and associated SLA’s to provide effective project cost budgets.
Set up estimate work breakdown structure to align with budget and cost reporting system
Prepare detailed bid analysis and review sessions with project teams and senior management
Establish and maintain a cost database for future data center solutions
Perform peer review of estimates generated by other functional teams involved in the data center project solution
Work in partnership with engineering teams and participate in design and construction meetings to guide design solutions with cost efficiencies
Where required and directed support the execution delivery team in assessing and pricing major change orders on live projects.
Work with the Project Management Director to produce monthly project reports on estimating activities
Apply knowledge of general construction and best practices
Collaborate with engineering and manufacturing teams to understand customized solutions for modular data centers
Promote professional image
Establish and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required.)
Demonstrate success in leading and producing cost estimates for modular solutions
Exhibit knowledge of general construction with strength in data center technology and MEP systems
Experience in managing internal customers and external vendors
Manages multiple projects/tasks simultaneously. Demonstrates ability to plan, set priorities, organizes and coordinates work with others
Effectively communicates technical information and complex ideas.
Effectively demonstrates public speaking skills both in prepared presentations and impromptu speaking
Is persuasive, demonstrates diplomacy and tact.
Demonstrates professionalism (e.g., cooperation, courtesy, assertiveness, and non-defensiveness, accepting constructive criticism, and maintaining confidences).
Demonstrates good customer relation skills by providing prompt personalized service.
Effectively handles stressful situations (resolving conflicts and meeting deadlines)