BASF Estimator in Amherst, New York

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Watson Bowman Acme (WBA), a proud member of BASF Construction Chemicals, located in the Buffalo, NY area, has been a worldwide leader in expansion control solutions since 1950. WBA is a recognized innovator in the development and manufacture of expansion joint control systems for the construction industry.

Where the Chemistry Happens…

Estimator (1803091) – Buffalo, NY

Seeking a qualified candidate for the Bridge/Highway Fabricated Products Division.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review and analyze contract plans, specifications, and other documentation to accurately prepare cost estimates and quotations on bridge projects.

  • Calculation of materials, engineering time, shop labor, subcontract scope if required, and shipping and handling to prepare accurate estimates.

  • Develop estimates and create quotation for presentation to regional sales managers for internal review and market pricing.

  • Assess commercial risk, and develop voluntary alternates as requested or discovered.

  • Outline key features and benefits for presentation to internal Sales staff and external customers.

  • Track quotations on an on-going basis to provide internal Sales staff with analytical data on market pricing.

  • Communicate with internal procurement staff, or directly with vendors, to obtain accurate subcontracted material and labor pricing with lead times.

  • Work directly with Sales, Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Production to understand internal capabilities as applied to project specific offerings.

  • Complete all work in conformance with Company and Department ISO 9001 policies, procedures, and work instructions.

  • Candidate must be able to assess commercial risk, and demonstrate comprehension of design and specification criteria in a low bid environment.

  • Communication skill in coordinating estimates with Regional Sales Managers and developing partnerships on project-specific opportunities with potential customers a must.

  • Must understand steel manufacturing, machining, and fabrication processes.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You @BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Ingredients for Success: What We Look For in You…

Basic qualifications:

  • Associates of Applied Science Degree in an Engineering discipline

  • Three (3) years of experience Estimating within the Miscellaneous Metals/ Structural Steel fabrication environment

  • Three (3) years of experience using Microsoft Excel

Preferred qualifications:

  • Any experience using SAP to create estimates and quotations preferred

  • Two (2) year of experience working with welding specifications to AWS standards preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

BASF recognizes institutions of higher education accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent.

Job: ENGI - Engineering & Technical Service

Organization: N-EBN/E-Business Mgmt Expansion Joints-60000505

Title: Estimator

Location: NY-Amherst

Requisition ID: 1803091