Project Estimator

Date: Oct 17, 2021

Location: Phoenix, AZ, US, 85034

Company: Dover Corporation

Our Story:


Dover Food Retail (DFR) is a leading manufacturer of Display Cases, Specialty Products, Refrigeration Systems, Power Systems and Comprehensive Services; and leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe under brands such as HillPhoenix and Anthony.


DFR is part of the Refrigeration and Food Equipment segment of the Dover Corporation® (NYSE: DOV). Dover is a diversified global manufacturer with annual revenues in excess of $7 billion.


DFR is built on creativity and customer-centric innovation delivered by people invigorated by a strong sense of responsibility to help our customers win in their marketplaces. The relationships we build with our customers are as important to our success as the products we manufacture. This collaborative environment delivers FRESH THINKING, reassuring our customers that they choose the best when they choose to work with the people of Dover Food Retail.




Job Title:        Project Estimator            

Location:        Phoenix, AZ             



What we’re looking for:


We are looking for a Project Estimator to assist local Construction team and National level Project Management team with bidding refrigeration installation and/or associated other trades (if required). This will include but not limited to refrigeration installation estimation for various supermarkets, industrial, Corner stores, pharmaceutical, ice rinks etc. This position also requires assisting in planning, development, implementation and tracking of various opportunities out for bid.


What you’ll be responsible for in this role:


  • Understand the entire scope of the project for refrigeration’s SOW and associated trades.
  • Create a detailed project scope of work (SOW) which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Review and interpret refrigeration/EMS set of site-specific plans.
  • Work with Customers, Architects, Engineers, GC’s, Sub-Contractors, internal team to clarify any scope/plan questions from review.
  • Complete Refrigeration/EMS material take off for site specific plans.
  • Complete task specific installation labor hours required for refrigeration/EMS for site specific plans.
  • Estimating the resources (time, money, material, sub-contractors, equipment, rental etc) required to complete the project.
  • Sourcing and evaluating bids from Refrigeration contractors nationwide based on the project/program level SOW.
  • Review the SOW, Cost budget and PM schedule with Program Managers/ Construction Manager and all other staff that will be affected by the project; revise as required.
  • Review of Contractor quotations to ensure scope requirements are met, review of exclusion and cost structure is competitive.  Then recommended for approval.
  • Develop a cost budget to meet estimated margin for scope/plans.
  • Complete HP project estimation form and proposals for site specific plans.
  • Review weekly customer and GC Websites and Portals for bid opportunities.
  • Submit proposals to Customers or Sales team based on the bid submission requirements.
  • Tracking outgoing bids for follow up & upcoming opportunities for management team review.
  • Prepare & submit Job Set up forms on award projects to Project Coordination team.
  • Meets or exceed financial objectives by forecasting requirements, preparing budgets, scheduling expenditures, identifying and implementing efficiencies, analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Assist with enhance client relationship through proactive and positive communication, and by recognizing and delivering on client key issues and expectations. 
  • Assist with client relationship and recognize future business opportunities.
  • Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.


What are the basic qualifications:


  • 3+ years of experience in project estimation, or refrigeration/HVACR technician.


Preferred qualifications:


  • BA or BS degree in Mechanical/Construction or other engineering education program desired, but not required


To be a great fit for the role:


  • Refrigeration knowledge and background is must.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction building and refrigeration plans.
  • Understand ethical behavior and business practices and ensure that own behavior and the behavior of others is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of the organization.
  • Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. Proficient in reading construction blueprints, specifications and contract documents.
  • Develop new and unique ways to improve operations of the organization and to create new opportunities.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  • Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
  • Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organization.
  • Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Determine strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem.
  • Must be capable of reading, writing and speaking the English language effectively.  Spanish is a plus, but not required.
  • Must be able to communicate information and instructions in writing to members of the organization and third parties, professionally.
  • Must be able to work with large dollar amounts and be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent with the ability to draw and interpret bar graphs and tracking documents.
  • Must understand the necessity for maintaining accurate & current files related to assigned projects, customers and sales team.  Must have good problem resolution skills to make decisions related to customer issues.  Follow up and follow through are critical elements in this position.
  • Must be capable of communicating effectively and expeditiously while maintaining professional conduct with all levels of the organization as well as third parties.
  • Employee will have access to Company confidential information and must be responsible enough to protect such information.
  • Employee must be an experienced user of Microsoft Office software (Outlook (e-mail), Excel, Word and PowerPoint), capable of learning other personal computer applications (Maxwell).
  • In performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or listen.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounter while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Employee must be capable of performing their responsibilities with minimal supervision.


How We Define Our Values and Why You Should Join Our Team:


The backbone behind our collection of outstanding businesses is a team of dedicated employees who protect and enhance our valued reputation for quality and delivering what we promise. It’s our values that define Dover to all of our key audiences: our shareholders, customers, prospective employees and especially to ourselves.


These values must be expressed in our work and embody our actions, as they form the basis by which we do our jobs, make decisions and measure our performance. It’s our unwavering commitment to maintaining our values that defines who we are as a Company.


  • Collaborative Entrepreneurial Spirit
  • Winning Through Customers
  • Respects and Values People
  • Expectations for Results
  • High Ethical Standards, Openness, and Trust


What’s in it for you?


  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Flexible Spending
  • Paid Holidays









The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.


Dover Food Retail is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.



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