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Hydraulic Project Estimator


Job Description - Systems Estimator

Department:  Systems

FSLA:  Non-Exempt


Summary / Objective:

A Project Estimator, is responsible for deciding the projected time frame needed to complete a project and additional factors like labor needs, materials, budgets and potential setbacks

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing requirement documents, blueprints and project plans to gain a thorough understanding of the project
  • Determining what factors of production will influence the cost of a service or product
  • Preparing material estimates and cost estimates for the product or service
  • Creating labor estimates for any project
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with company vendors and contractors
  • Managing bids from vendors and contractors
  • Using bid data to prepare detailed a cost analysis
  • Presenting prepared estimates to management and other stakeholders
  • Compiling and recording actual costs
  • Solve customer application problems
  • Cross over competitive products
  • Utilize printed and on-line vendor information resources
  • Keep product and reference information up to date
  • Pick, pack and ship items if necessary
  • Occasional visits to customer sites with our field representatives


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in mathematics, statistics and data analysis
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Report writing and strategic planning skills
  • Familiarity with analyzing requirement data to develop material and cost estimates for large projects
  • Expertise with analytic tools, such as spreadsheets and database managers
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced team environment
  • Ability to continuously improve knowledge


Education and Experience:

  • Technical school or four-year degree preferred
  • 2-4 years of experience with fluid power products required
  • Two years of estimating experience required


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