Bastian Solutions
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • Engineering

The Estimating Manager reports to the Director of National Accounts and is responsible for estimating advanced industrial automation and Supply Chain Execution software solutions. Serve as the manager of project estimating team throughout the cycle of project involvement; from initial budget through detailed design, and final sale developing advanced pricing and estimating algorithms. This position works closely with the National Account Managers to secure systems ranging from $1.5M-35M+.


Superior Performance Objectives

  • Accurately estimate major system costs through a collaborative approach. Provide better costed solutions than our competition.
  • Strong ability to review system designs and offer more cost effective alternatives.
  • Perform any necessary task required for the bidding of a project including being skilled in AutoCAD, Project Management and Excel.
  • Develop system costing tools that are far better than our competition's (more accurate pricing algorithms) 
  • Quick Accurate Budgeting of major material handling systems in order to help qualify clients and solutions. 
  • Excellent leadership coaching and ability to build a team. 



  • Undergraduate degree in Engineering
  • Experience in system design and estimating strongly preferred. 
  • Previous material handling solution estimating experience preferred. Understanding of distribution and manufacturing operations. 
  • Strong Excel and basic AutoCAD skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail in preparing RFPs and job cost documents.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills, including both internal and external partners.



  • Excellent scheduling and organizational skills to meet proposal deadlines.
  • Strong recruiting abilities to seek out, hire, and retain the best estimating talent.
  • Very organized and efficient in getting the "important" objectives done as opposed to the "urgent" tasks.
  • Great "vision" on where you want to take the division and the company. Great strategic and tactical plans on how to get there.
  • Positive, energetic, and optimistic.
  • Excellent sense of the morale and cultural heartbeat of the company.
  • Enjoys bidding and the competitive environment.
  • A team player and coach for all of the various resources required on our projects.


General Duties:

  • Coordinate with specific resources (software engineers, controls engineers, CAD Engineers, etc.) to prepare financial estimates.
  • Perform any necessary task required for the bidding of a project including being skilled in Excel.
  • Continue to enhance and refine the tools / methodologies we use.
  • Maintain your education on a wide variety of material handling automation and Supply Chain Execution software.
  • Study the competition to help determine market pricing.
  • Perform any necessary task required for the bidding of a project including being skilled in AutoCAD, Project Management and Excel.
  • Reviews material and information system handling concepts based on client needs as a part of the Systems team. Makes suggestions to improve design and reduce cost without hindering system performance.
  • Any and all job duties as assigned.


Bastian Solutions, a Toyota Advanced Logistics company, is an independent material handling and robotics system integrator providing automated solutions for distribution, manufacturing, and order fulfillment centers around the world. We have over 60 years of experience building long term business partnerships. In addition to salary, commissions and incentive plans, we offer a wide variety of benefits, services and perks available to assist employees and their families in a variety of ways. These benefits help each individual maintain a good balance in their life.

Other benefits of the role include: 

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with a company match
  • Vacation/Holiday Pay
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Volunteer Work
  • Professional Associations, Conferences and Subscriptions
  • Company Meetings & Events

Join our growing company and sell, design and implement industry leading automated material handling solutions!


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