RBI Solar
  • 02-Feb-2018 to 03-Mar-2018 (MST)
  • Operations
  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Full Time

Position Overview:

Responsible for developing product takeoffs and cost estimates as required by client's documents on routine small projects under direct supervision.  


Primary Accountabilities:

  • Identify, mark, takeoff, and estimate products of interest to company from contract documents, including all revisions/addenda.
  • Maintain accuracy of takeoffs, estimates, and quotations of products through self-review of project specifications, material, and labor items as well as final quotation itself.
  • Forward requests for information (RFI's) as required to customers and/or owners for items that are not clear, but could affect overall cost.
  • Interact with supervisors and other departments (Engineering, Operations) on usual products to ensure all cost factors have been accounted for and that customer schedules can be met. This can be by one on one or scheduled group meetings.
  • Obtain pricing for materials and from necessary subcontractors
  • Enter cost and selling totals in database for tracking
  • Where pre-determined standards are not available, responsible to provide reasonable estimate
  • Informs immediate supervisor of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or database


Secondary Accountabilities:

  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
  • Pursue supervisory review of large estimates
  • Review and update resource information (standard drawings/specifications, checklists, and notes) to ensure items that impact cost are up to date
  • Maintain adequate lead time on takeoff/estimate preparation
  • Sort and file plans and specification for long term storage
  • Prepares post fabrication cost analysis, especially for those projects that have been identified as going over estimate, by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontract, and overhead costs incurred in the fabrication of items



  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field
  • 1+ years of Cost Estimating experience
  • 1+ years experiences in Structural Bearing/ and Expansion Joint Fabrication
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products


Why RBI?

  • Outstanding Employee Benefits Package: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD/LTD
  • 401(k) with company match
  • 9 Paid Company Holidays
  • Meaningful Work (Solar)
  • Team oriented culture
  • Opportunity for career development and advancement, you are not just a number
  • Work/Life Balance


Please feel free to visit our website to learn more about our organization www.rbisolar.com


Integrity and excellence are at the heart of everything we do. Our focus is on hiring and developing the best talent available and creating a rewarding, challenging and safe workplace for everyone. We are a team-based organization. We listen carefully to our people and to our clients so we can build an organization that meets their needs and exceeds their expectations. We are committed to our customers and our employees and helping them grow to their fullest potential. Surpassing our competition has made us the industry leader; a position we will strive to enhance.

RBI provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics

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