Technical Support & Estimating Engineer

To provide technical support to the business and end user if necessary and provide an efficient estimating service to the Branch Network.

JOB SPECIFICATION

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide Technical and Design Support for customers and internal sales staff across a number of domestic, multi-dwelling and commercial projects and products
  • Prepare and submit professionally prepared quotations to customers in an agreed excel format with the requested specification priced and an additional value engineered tab that provides a second option for the contractor that can save them money.
  • Promote estimating service to mechanical and building contractors and follow through on any commitments given
  • Provide quotations for jobs to either Branch Managers, HM BDM’s, and direct to customer as we build client base
  • Liaise with the Technical Support & Specification Manager to ensure margins are preserved and optimised where cross region, cross branch or cross Group quoting occurs
  • Liaise with field sales staff to value engineer, assess quotations and convert to finalized sales.
  • Build relationships with Estimation Departments and Purchasers in Mechanical & building contractors
  • Liaise with and assist the Product Management Team by providing feedback on products obtained from the business and contractors
  • Establish a relationship with Consulting Engineers and / or tendering bodies to establish who exactly is on the tender list with a view to growing our customer base.
  • Ensure that the complete Group product range is offered to the customer, branch and field sales team i.e. ensure that all Brands are working together on Quotations.
  • Negotiate with suppliers before and after job is won to make sure we extract the highest possible margin from each job
  • Attend training sessions, both onsite and offsite, with suppliers and internal HMG staff to maintain continuous professional development and increase knowledge base and skill sets.
  • Adherence to Health, Safety and Environmental rules and regulations
  • Any other duties as reasonably requested by management that are within your capability to perform.

Please note that the above list is not intended to capture every detail of your role but the main areas of responsibility.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

The successful candidate must have;

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in the heating & plumbing industry and able to demonstrate sound product knowledge
  • Possess a Building Services or Mechanical Engineering or similar Qualification.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD or similar
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Office Suite and in particular Excel
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to demonstrate that he/she is customer focused and results/target driven.
  • Full valid driver’s license.

It would be advantageous for applicants to have previous estimating experience.

Interested applicants should send their Cover Letter and CV clearly outlining how they meet the requirements of the role to recruitment@heatmerchants.ie  by Friday 9th February 2018.

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