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Do you have a minimum of 5 or more years of cost estimating experience?
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Analyzing and interpreting complex project documents including AutoCAD, Visio and PDF documents.
Cost Estimator
NJ - Piscataway


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty.
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Highlight Your Talent and Impact Costs, Quality & Timeliness as We Bring Fit-Out Estimating In-House

Significant experience with electrical estimating for complex projects. Strong computer skills including experience with estimating and other software and the ability to read CAD designs. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work effectively across teams and functions. If that describes you, the role of Cost Estimator with Digital Realty offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Take ownership of a ground floor opportunity as we bring estimating for large-scale electrical fit-outs in-house for better control and quality assurance.
  • Serve as a key contributor and help shape your role initially and as the function evolves.
  • Enjoy wide exposure as you work cross-functionally with an outstanding group of smart and talented professionals.
  • Expand your skills and knowledge as you work on a variety of projects and learn the growing and evolving data center industry and Digital Realty.
  • Build a progressive career at one of the world's largest data center solution providers.
  • Join a company experiencing sustained, rapid growth in the U.S. and across the globe. We are dedicated to hiring from within whenever possible and proven performers will find a range of opportunities to take on additional challenges and/or advance their careers. From this role, you could step up to a senior estimator and beyond.
This is a hybrid role where you will work remotely the majority of the time but come into the office for meetings, training, collaboration, etc. once or twice per week. Ideally, you'll be located near Piscataway, NJ, where both your direct and indirect supervisors are located, but we will also consider strong candidates near Clifton, NJ, or Manhattan, NY.  Currently, the team is working 100% virtually but will resume in-office interaction once it is safe to do so. 

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Play a Key Electrical Estimating Role at a Growing, Global Industry Leader in Data Center Solutions

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a strong fit for the Cost Estimator opportunity, you will have:
  • 5+ years of electrical cost estimating experience required Quick question for you - click here
  • A technical college degree or trade school is an advantage, but not required
  • Strong computer skills including:
    • Experience with estimating software required
    • The ability to read CAD drawings and schematics required
    • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Visio and/or MS Project highly preferred
    • Working knowledge of Salesforce (SFDC), Service Now, Oracle, Yardi, and/or Intellibid software preferred
  • Strong requirements definition and documentation skills
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form and to work independently
  • Working knowledge of the data center industry and cost estimating related to white space fit-outs is preferred
  • Experience working with globally dispersed teams is a plus
In addition, you will need the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Advanced analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder engagement skills; ability to build effective and positive business relationships
  • Very strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organization, prioritization and time management skills, with the ability to multitask
  • Proactive and driven self-starter
  • Ability to work well under pressure and deadlines in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet workflow demands; skill achieving results in unstructured environments
You will work Monday - Friday business hours with a willingness to flex as needed to meet business demands. Typically, demands ebb and flow, allowing your solid work/life balance.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Reporting directly to the Senior Estimator, with a dotted line to the Director of Implementation Services, you will assist with the planning and execution of a range of programmatic initiatives, focusing on large-scale Electrical Fit-Outs (EFOs) cost estimating. You will work cross-functionally with your supervisor, internal teams and external vendors to deliver Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) cost estimates for a range of customer white space-specific builds within Digital Realty Data Centers in the U.S. and across the globe. Additionally, within your area of responsibility, you will validate whether customer-specific asks align with Digital Realty's (DLR's) global standard.  Quick question for you - click here

Most projects originate with the Sales Engineering team that works directly with customers. Engineers will be given the scope of work -- footprint, design, timelines, etc. -- which they will provide to estimating via a written description, Visio diagram, CAD drawing, PDF, etc. Quick question for you - click here You will build your estimates based on that information and data that you'll gather, including labor and materials costs already uploaded in our system. Demand for estimates will have peaks and downtimes, so you could be working on 2-3 estimates or managing a pipeline with 9 or 10 in the queue. Your specific tasks will include:
  • Focusing on data analytics and management of internal cost estimating databases
  • Evaluating and detailing specific business requirements for what DLR needs to meet as part of data center white space fit-out
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to determine how customer-specific requests impact our pricing strategy
  • Participating in cross-functional coordination calls with Sales Engineering, Technical Solution Managers, Portfolio Management and Property Operations teams to align DLR's approach to each new pricing request
  • Project planning, analyzing costs, delivering alternate pricing
  • Identifying, tracking and managing project-specific pricing requests to enable DLR’s tracking of our customer requirements
  • Performing budget vs spend analysis for installations already completed and ROI analysis for pending installations
  • Managing the pipeline of pricing requests as required by priority
  • Providing data management & reporting
  • Ensuring that the highest quality standards are met, including the timely turnaround and delivery of estimates
  • Upgrade and revise the system as time allows (i.e. during downtimes)
  • Other responsibilities as assigned and needed
You'll know you're hitting the mark when you are meeting the scope of work in a timely manner and within a consistent margin. You will not be directly responsible for winning projects, but you will need to be highly knowledgeable about electrical requirements and able to see where the cost savings are. 

Note: This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.
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Why Digital Realty
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People-Focused Culture
We are a collaborative, people-focused group dedicated to quality and continuous improvement. When you join us, you receive our commitment to your continued development and support. We strive to promote a friendly, fun and open work environment, and our dedication to this is reflected in the tenure of our employees.

Growth Without Limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Entrepreneurial Culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools they need to excel and develop professionally.

Focused Mission, Vision and Values
Our Mission
To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world.
 
Our Vision
To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.
 
Our Values
To guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at sgaskill@engage2excel.com.