The Technical Bid Estimator is responsible for reviewing specifications and plans and preparing an accurate bill of materials and materials cost estimate. The TBE is solely responsible for the integrity of the bill of materials, materials cost estimate, and preliminary labor cost including in-shop, field installation and field engineering, and travel cost estimates. The Technical Estimator studies plans, reads specs, prepares take-off of plan detail, quantity, manufacture and model, cost and extension, and availability; This position works under the direction of the Bid Division Manager, organizing the take-off and resulting estimates in a manner responsive to the bid forms and related documents.
Experience with the design and installation of professional audio, video and lighting systems
Prior experience with construction management and solid leadership abilities are required
High technical aptitude, keen analytical abilities
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Knowledge of installation procedures is preferred
The successful candidate will possess advanced PC, organization, inter-personal and communication skills.
Excellent quality of customer service
Seeking long-term employment
Ability to play a musical instrument and/ or read music is preferred
Personal interest in acoustics, electronics, music, sound, lighting, and/or video systems desired
Additional Salary Information: Ford AV offers a competitive salary and benefits including medical, dental, short-term disability and life insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, and 401K with a matching fund, profit-sharing and opportunities for advancement.
About Ford AV
Ford Audio-Video Systems LLC. designs, installs, rents and services professional sound, video, and lighting systems for businesses, churches, education, entertainment, government, performing arts centers and sporting venues. Established in 1973 by the present owners, the company employs 500+ with offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Dallas, Austin, Denver, Las Vegas, New Jersey, Atlanta, Washington DC, Phoenix and Houston.
Recognized as one of the top contractors in the nation, Ford AV has provided A/V systems for many of the nation's top facilities including: US House of Representatives, Caesars Palace, Houston Intercontinental Airport, Opryland, Mount Rushmore Visitor Center, Fiesta Texas Theme Park, INVESCO, Denver Bronco Stadium, Rockies Stadium, Panther's Ericcson Stadium, Denver Airport, Guam International Airport, Cyber Warfare Integration Center, and many others. Ford AV is best known for the quality of people who serve our customers.