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Bekins, Inc System Designer/Estimator in Coopersville, Michigan

divSystem Designer/Estimator ndash; Coopersville, MI/divdiv/divdivuCompany Overview:/u/divdivBekins is a continuously growing family owned company that first started in 1975 as Bekins Appliance Service. With three locations in West Michigan, we are now nationally known as a high-end retail and service company that sells, installs, and services appliances and electronics. We exist to be the best; challenging industry norms to do whatrsquo;s right, and to make a positive difference in the lives of our employees, their families, our customers, and the community. Bekins' workforce has doubled in size over the last five years and we continue to look to hire the best./divdiv/divdivuPosition Summary:/u/divdiv/divdivThe Electronics System Designer/Estimator works with customers to design and provide a cost estimate for integrated electronic systems in their home. This new member of the Electronics Integration Department will be responsible for designing and estimating electronic projects including home theater and media rooms, whole home audio, automated lighting, motorized shades, thermostat control, acoustical design and engineering, wireless speakers and home audio integration. This position works externally with customers in their homes, as well as internally with Bekinsrsquo; sales professionals and electronic technicians./divdiv/divdivuResponsibilities:/u/divulliResponsibilities and primary focus are designing and estimating, including technology and all low-voltage systems./liliParticipate in the value engineering process evaluate and communicate project risk./liliWork with technical staff to determine system layout./liliAccurately develop bill of materials to include appropriate amount of job-related labor to perform the project./liliWork under deadline pressures in an efficient, composed and calm manner./liliAttend job walks; pre-bid meetings; collaborations and conferences with clients and design professionals./liliCoordinate closely with project management and systems designers./liliPreparing Labor Cost Estimates, including estimation of man-hours and expenses to complete projects (Includes installation, testing, commissioning, etc.)./liliMaintain in depth knowledge of all electronics systems and be able to design and estimate costs for reliable systems that meet or exceed the customerrsquo;s needs./li/uldivuQualifications:/u/divulliExperience in designing low voltage systems including voice/data structured cabling systems, access control, CCTV and other low voltage systems design./liliMust have ability to prepare detailed low voltage estimates, project scopes of work, and all pertinent drawings associated with the project./liliKnowledge of, and experience with, Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook are required./liliMust be able to work independently and possess strong organizational skills./liliAbility to handle multiple projects at a time working within a team environment or independently is crucial./liliMust have strong organizational and communication skills./liliMust be able to interpret civil, architectural, structural, mechanical plans and specifications as they relate to low voltage projects./liliMust have excellent oral and written communication skills and technical writing ability./liliField installation experience preferred but not required./li/uldivuBenefits Include:/ugt