• Project Management/Estimator

    Job ID 2018-3207
    Location Brookings, South Dakota
    Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    Every day, in nearly 100 countries around the world, millions of people depend on Daktronics scoring and display systems for information and entertainment. Our displays provide vital travel information in airports and train stations and along highways. They advertise the price of gas, store specials, and more as you make your daily commute. They also enhance spectators’ experiences at sporting events of all kinds, from Little League to the major leagues.

    The estimating role has historically been part of the Project Manager’s responsibilities for Standard Orders. In an effort to realign the work and allow for more efficient work flow, we have established the Estimator role. The Estimator will be a key position within the High Consistency Value Stream, allowing the Standard Order Project Manager to focus on the Project details, while the Estimator focuses on the up-front sales process, setting the project up for success through competitive, comprehensive pricing efforts.

    The Estimator role will be responsible for the following:

    • Prepare/develop competitive installation pricing/budget for Standard Order.
    • Identify labor, material, and time requirements for installation pricing by reviewing proposals, plans, specifications, RFP, and related documents.
    • Provide technical sales support/guidance, with respect to installation pricing for Standard Order opportunities.
    • Expand and standardize an Estimating Program for use with Daktronics Standard Orders.
    • Help to develop tools and processes needed for estimating.
    • Develop the knowledge of installation pricing by building a database of experience and monitoring estimates vs. actual.
    • Provide cost analysis of project (Track / Report on Profitability)
    • Assist with the collecting, analyzing, and summarizing of information and trends with respect to installation pricing.
    • Evaluate market niches/regions for installation gaps and recommend strategies for filling gaps.
    • Assist customers and internal teams with technical installation questions as it relates estimating/pricing.
    • Assist Sales and partner with Project Managers to secure orders.
    • Ability to work effectively as a team member, work with little supervision, flexibility to help when and where needed, make and implement suggestions for process improvement, and communicate effectively with Sales, customers, and project team members.
    • Complete projects with quality work in a timely manner.
    • Prepare and maintain a directory of Suppliers and Subcontractors.
    • Will travel up to 10% of the time to build relationships with key installation companies and support Sales/Project Managers.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to meet internal and external customers’ expectations.




    • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Business, or Technical area.
    • Prefer Daktronics experience in Project Management or Estimating. Familiarity with the HSPR Sales process is beneficial.
    • Knowledge of Daktronics product offerings from HSPR/Commercial Engineering, and company philosophies a plus.
    • Ability to interact with multiple areas of the business including Sales, Engineering, and Project Managers in a positive, professional manner.
    • Strong problem solving and project management abilities required. Mechanical/electrical aptitude a strong plus. Must be creative at finding solutions to a variety of applications.
    • Effectively exercise discretion and independent judgment.
    • Familiarity with Daktronics company-wide software applications a plus (Glovia, Word, Excel and Microsoft Outlook, etc.).
    • Travel including driving and/or air required. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to meet the Daktronics US Qualified Driver status. Background check and motor vehicle record check will be conducted.
    • Advanced user/experience with Excel spreadsheets capabilities and a solid understanding of cost analysis.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills, good organizational skills, and self-motivation are required. Fluent in English, both written and verbal.
    • Daktronics does not sponsor, renew, or extend immigration visas for this position.


    Daktronics is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetics, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or citizenship status. If you would like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.


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