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Company Confidential Client Company
Job Number 3303
Job Category Engineering/Maintenance
Job Title Agricultural Irrigation Estimator / Designer
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Job Location California Central Coast
Job Description On behalf of established and well known full service ag irrigation dealer serving the Central California farm community since 1990, we are seeking candidates for the position of Agricultural Irrigation Estimator/Designer. Client's services include land development, irrigation system design, materials supply, field installation, service and repair, automation and control, as well as irrigation consultation. This position will be based in the Salinas Valley, California and is a full-time salaried opportunity eligible for benefits.

Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to) the following:

Identify and propose solutions to common irrigation problems including drainage issues, safety, and crop performance, and value added proposals.
Gather, calculate and compile take off data for use in bid estimates. Business development.
Accurately prepare bids by utilizing field collected data and standard computer software
Create irrigation designs and renderings
Read and interpret irrigation systems plans/drawings
Effectively communicate status of estimate information at least weekly to General Manager
Visit jobs in progress to relate actual estimate; review questions or problems that may arise
Add and update project information in CRM software daily
Utilize CRM reports to keep estimate priorities and workload organized
Submit requests for purchase orders
Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with vendors and subcontractors, insuring accountability and quality for price
Constantly promote and encourage adherence to company policies and best practices
Acquire permits as needed
Seek opportunities for continuous improvement of project management, technical and communication skills
Line out crews and communicate project specifications as needed
Other duties as assigned
Candidate Requirements Ideal candidate will have the following skills, education and experience (a combination of same may be considered):

Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Systems, Landscape Architecture or Horticulture, Construction/Project Management, or related field; or at least 5 years related work experience
Minimum 3 years of verifiable field experience with project estimating or irrigation design work
Strong estimation background, with working knowledge of irrigation systems and installation
Familiar with irrigation equipment and their functions
Ability to program irrigation controls and evaluate systems to diagnose overall performance and coverage
Ability to read, write and comprehend English
Ability to speak effectively with co-workers, management, and clients
Bi-lingual English/Spanish strongly preferred, including ability to read, interpret and translate documents and verbal presentations
Valid driver license issued by the state where employed with reasonably clear driving record.
Other preferred knowledge, skills and abilities include: Strong customer service skills, with internal and external clients Effective oral and written communication Experience with production agriculture Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and perform well under deadlines Organizational skills Flexibility Intermediate to advanced understanding of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook Intermediate to advanced experience using design software, including AutoCAD and IrriCad
AGFORCE, a Proformance Talent Group company, is authorized to source, prequalify and introduce candidates to its client for the above-noted full-time position. Interested parties should submit resumes in MS Word or text format (not PDF, please) to careers@projobs4u.com with position title listed in subject line. Please include anticipated compensation and/or salary history in body of e-mail. All inquiries are confidential and resumes will not be shared without candidate's permission. We thank you in advance for your consideration.
Contact Information
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Contact Phone 1 831-758-4473  
Contact Phone 2 866-440-7932 VM  
Contact Fax  
Contact Email careers@projobs4u.com  
Source  Proformance Group