Test Development Engineer - Missoula, MT

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Superior Traffic Services
  • Jun 28, 2021
Full time Business Development General Business Operations Sales

Job Description

Superior Traffic Services is a portable traffic control device company that combines state-of-the-art IT and communication systems with portable traffic control devices. These systems were developed by industry professionals, dedicated to creating technologically-advanced portable traffic control devices that make road construction safer, more reliable and remotely accessible. The adaptability and accessibility are unmatched in the industry. The standard features in the devices make 24/7 Real-Time configuration, programming, system-status monitoring and live viewing of traffic and work zones effortless.

Unlike many companies, STS emphasizes specific solutions for temporary-traffic-control needs. As such, we are looking for an estimator who will identify higher-margin jobs and create customized bids and quotes for temporary traffic control using STS’s one-of-a-kind equipment.

A well-suited candidate would likely come from a specialty construction background, or possibly manufacturing or materials supply. Estimating work will include identifying jobs, as well as reading, interpreting, and disseminating information found in plans, proposals, and specifications. This thorough understanding of both temporary traffic control needs and the functionality and versatility of STS’s asset fleet is the core element of successful estimating. The result will be ingenious solutions for temporary traffic control needs. Additionally, estimators must understand the basic principles, procedures and differences between government and private contracting, including specifications and submittals.

Customer care will also include project management in conjunction with the software team (electronic communication) and the operations team (field personnel and logistics). Some jobs will evolve, progress, or even have problems and the estimator plays a key part of keeping the job running at and beyond the customer’s specifications.

Position Overview:

Superior Traffic Services needs a full-time estimator to identify jobs, create bids, close sales, and manage projects.

Job Description:

  • Analyze labor, material, and time requirements for projects
  • Fully understand customer requirements for a project
  • Develop job-specific bids/quotes
  • Work with the sales team to execute winning bids
  • Develop and maintain external relationships (customers, DOTs, and contractors)
  • Develop and maintain internal relationships (team members and vendors)
  • Track leads, opportunities, bids, and jobs in enterprise software system (NetSuite)

Skill Set:

  • Great communicator with strong interpersonal skills
  • Efficient time manager capable of working with tight deadlines
  • Outstanding negotiation abilities
  • Thoroughness and reliability
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to think critically
  • Skilled in research using the internet
  • Success-driven
  • Be able to take direction as well as be a self-starter

Qualified candidates must:

  • Have minimum 3 years in a similar role
  • Have a bachelor’s degree
  • Be able to read/understand contracts, specifications, technical drawings, and plans
  • Be technology proficient
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Be very detail-oriented
  • Be able to follow and create processes for workflows
  • Have a good understanding of financial metrics
  • Have used CRM software

Good to Have:

  • Experience with road construction
  • A knack for recognizing the higher-return projects; discriminating and being selective
  • Experience with NetSuite

Working Conditions:

  • Position will work from the headquarters office in Missoula, Montana
  • Weekdays with some work outside of typical business hours

Compensation & Benefits:

  • $70K to $80K base salary with MBOs and commission
  • Health and dental benefits
  • Retirement Plan

Core Values

Dependability: Service driven, One-team approach, Willingness to help others

Responsiveness: Communication is key, Needs assessment loop, Prompt feedback

Bravery: Fearless pursuit, Authentically you, Positive growth

Ranch Mentality: Owner mentality, Uses available resources, Ingenious

Ingenuity: Outside the box thinker, Insightful participation, Creative solutions

Tenacity: Sticking with it attitude, Persevere through challenges, Drive for future success

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Commission pay

Application Question(s):

  • What about this position caused you to apply? How does your experience make you a good fit for this job?


  • similar estimating: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
3 days ago