Proposal Engineer/Estimator
Direct Automation
Sioux Falls, SD

About $59,000 - $85,000 a year


Direct Automation, an industrial automation integrator, is seeking an experienced Proposal Engineer/Estimator to join our growing team in Sioux Falls, SD.

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

· Complete deadline-driven requests for quotations

· Develop formal bids with defined scopes of work

· Complete Change Orders

· Provide solutions for incoming requests

· Interact with customers and potential customers

· Work closely with other team members

· Consult with other departments to estimate labor and materials

· Work with the Accounting department to ensure proper billing

· Make informed decisions


· General knowledge of repairing, testing, adjusting, or installing equipment (industrial controls, instrumentation, motors, VFD systems, PLC, DCS, etc)

· Knowledge in Allen Bradley, Emerson DeltaV DCS, Modicon, or similar PLC or DCS Platforms

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Excellent customer service

· Strong problem-solving skills

· Provide attention to detail and ability to produce accurate results in a fast-paced environment

· Ability to multi-task and be flexible

· Well organized and efficient

· Able to gather and evaluate required information

Preferred but not Required

· Water Treatment & Wastewater Treatment project bidding experience

· Experience with Connectwise, QuestCDN, Smartsheets

· Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business or related field or demonstrated equivalency of experience or education.

Salary DOE

Search Tags:

Allen Bradley, Emerson DeltaV, Emerson Ovation, ABB S+, ABB 800xa, GE, Siemens PLCs, Siemens PCS7, Foxboro Evo, Wonderware, Ignition.

Job Type: Full-time


  • relevant: 3 years (Required)
  • estimating: 5 years (Preferred)


  • Associate (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off