Siemens Sales Estimator - Fire Systems - San Antonio TX in San Antonio, Texas

Sales Estimator - Fire Systems - San Antonio TX

Locations:San Antonio, Texas

Job Family: Sales


English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies

Business Unit: Field Operations

Requisition Number: 208573

Primary Location: United States-Texas-San Antonio

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Experience Level: Mid level

Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)

Travel Required: 5%

Division Description:

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.

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Job Description:

Position Overview:

The Fire Alarm and Mass Notification Systems Estimator is a critical role in the Sales organization. This role is relied upon to be a subject matter expert in Siemens fire alarm systems and national, state, and local codes. The Fire Alarm and MNS Estimator reports to the Branch General Manager in San Antonio and will provide estimating support for Central and South Texas, working with account executives and business development managers in Austin and San Antonio.


  • Develop and maintain deep technical understanding of Siemens fire alarm and MNS components and operation.

  • Develop and maintain deep understanding of national, state and local code requirements for fire alarm and MNS.

  • Assist with site checks to gather required information needed for estimates and/or Sales presentations.

  • Interpret specifications to determine requirements of contract documents.

  • Take-off device counts from engineered drawings.

  • Design code compliant systems.

  • Take-off device counts from design-build drawings.

  • Determine panel and ancillary components required to create complete fire alarm systems and/or mass notification systems (MNS).

  • Generate bill of materials (BOM).

  • Collect information from other functions, vendors, and subcontractors to complete estimates as needed.

  • Coordinate wiring requirements with subcontractors on turn-key projects.

  • Complete cost estimates.

  • Write scope narratives and clarifications.

  • Identify inclusions and exclusions.

  • Complete first draft of proposal and deliver to Sales.

  • Document cost and estimating activities to ensure timely booking submittal when an order is received.

  • Respond quickly to Sales to ensure timely proposal response to customers.

  • Act as subject matter expert, providing code and technical consulting to the sales organization and customers as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Required education: High School diploma, state-accredited GED, or state-recognized high school proficiency exam/

  • Required experience: Demonstrable ability to comprehend, explain, and estimate labor and materials associated with the type of electrical infrastructure required for fire alarm systems and mass notification systems. This understanding could come from working other related roles in the fire alarm industry, or even from performing other estimating roles from other segments of the electrical industry.

  • Required travel: 5%

  • Other Requirements:

  • Demonstrable ability to perform quoting and estimating functions.

  • Requires technical and financial expertise with an aptitude to learn and competently use company estimating tools as well as gain an understanding of value engineering, related contractual concepts, and financial acumen.

  • Proficient written and verbal communication in English.

  • Must be able to work in the U.S. without the current or future need for work sponsorship.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Education and Experience:

  • Preferred education: Bachelor’s Degree in an engineering or technical field to compliment the type of estimating work required for this role

  • Preferred experience: Three to five years of designing fire alarm systems

  • Other Preferences:

  • Local connections with Central Texas and South Texas construction contractors.

  • Knowledge of Siemens fire alarm and MNS products.

  • Texas Alarm Planning Superintendent license.


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