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Fire Security and related Low Voltage Systems Estimator -- Entry Level

Company name
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Horsham, PA

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Fire, Security, and related Low Voltage Systems Estimator -- Entry Level','WD30046279099','!*!What you will do

Will assist in developing the bid costs of Fire Alarm, Security, and Low Voltage opportunities in support of our Construction Sales Team. Deliverables include: Take-off, Estimates, Scopes of Work, Risk Logs and Subcontractor RFPs.

How you will do it

Securing initial project documentation and tracking updates/addenda


Downloading and saving specifications and drawing sets.  Compare addenda specifications and drawings to original sets to identify changes in scope

Developing project scope of work


Conducting project take-offs to determine equipment counts based upon project specifications and drawings

Authoring documents that clearly describe the project scale and scope for the Sales Executive to be delivered with the JCI bid documents.  These are typically Word documents, but may also include control system, and network riser drawings that include the systems to be controlled, quantities of controlled devices, and scope exclusions.

Soliciting electrical installation quotes from local subcontractors


Authoring of pre-contract RFPs, including scopes of work as above, project scheduling, bonding requirements, etc.

Continual communication between JCI and 3 to 5 subcontractors, including answering questions and clarifying scope information requests.

Assuring initial and any updated scope is shared equally between all subcontractors

Soliciting vendor quotes for non-JCI material


Identification from the specifications and drawings which required material must be purchased externally.

Identifying representatives or distributors of the required material and soliciting pricing accordingly.

As needed, share specification sections, and develop material schedules for vendors to use as scope guidance.

Creating and managing project risk logs


Identifying scope items from the specifications and drawings offering potential to add or remove costs from the project bid price.

Identifying scope items from the specifications and drawings that do not add or remove costs from the project bid price, but may influence the way the project is sold and managed.

Clearly identify the risk management strategy for each item identifying necessary costs associated with each item as needed.

Conducting management pricing reviews


Clear communication of the project scope, pricing approaches, risk, and unusual job characteristics for differing management audiences.

Maintaining agenda, topic, and time discipline to assure all relevant discussion items are covered and discussed.','!*!What we look for


The following skills/experience are required for consideration:

Strong familiarity with project specifications

Familiarity with project bidding practices

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Excellent ability to document project tasks, decisions, and steps taken for future reference

Strong ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously without delay to the project schedule or confusion between projects

Emotional maturity and professional behavior on job sites and during review meetings

Strong ability to self-manage day-to-day workload and project tasks

Ability to be managed by a remotely located manager

Meet expectations of performance management, including volume of projects supported, maintaining average team efficiencies of hours spent per dollar of sell price, and mitigating installed project slippage through strong estimating processes.

Ability to conduct on-site retrofit surveys with self-scheduled light regional travel.

Preference to

College Degree – Associates minimum, Bachelor’s preferred in Engineering, Construction related, or Business major

Relevant field experience preferably in/or a related trade

Established professionals currently working in the industry

Who we are:

Johnson Controls is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please view EEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit','Sales & Marketing','US-PA-Horsham','','Bldg Technologies & Solutions','Non-exempt','Non-exempt','Fire, Security, and related Low Voltage Systems Estimator -- Entry Level

Company info

Johnson Controls, Inc.
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Company Profile
Johnson Controls, Inc. is engaged in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Its Building Efficiency segment designs, produces, markets, and installs integrated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. This segment also provides technical services, energy management consulting, and operations of real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. In addition, this segment offers residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products. The company’s Automotive Experience segment designs and manufactures interior products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles serving original equipment manufacturers. This segment offers seating systems and components; cockpit systems consisting of instrument panels and clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overhead systems, such as headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. The company’s Power Solutions segment produces lead-acid automotive batteries, as well as offers absorbent glass mat and lithium-ion battery technologies for hybrid and electric vehicles. It serves automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. The company was formerly known as Johnson Electric Service Company and changed its name to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. Johnson Controls, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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