The Estimator is an integral part of the electrical construction process and ensures competitiveness, profitability and growth. Responsibilities include, developing accurate, competitive, and profitable bid proposals for a variety of commercial and industrial projects, and ensuring that the Company’s best interests are represented, including profitability and cost control.
Reviews and evaluates project plans and specifications, bid documents, and other relevant documents to identify what is needed to create a bid proposal
Calculates the cost of electrical construction based on reviewing and evaluating available documents
Consults with clients, vendors and personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
Confers with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work
Attends job site walk-throughs with other estimators as necessary to ensure that any field conditions that may potentially affect or impact the construction, prospective bid or pre-construction designs are properly handled
Work alongside other estimators, project managers and project engineers on change orders and cost to complete estimates of ongoing projects
Analyzes projects for value engineering options while taking into account specific job conditions that may affect labor and material to be purchased and installed
Anticipates potential problems and is proactive by taking action
Requests material and equipment quotes from vendors and equipment suppliers.
Reviews quotes to confirm adherence to quote specifications and accuracy of quotes received
Develops and maintains a positive relationship with vendors
Prepares bid documents including specific scope letter for each project, evaluations with adjustments for buy-outs, labor rate, productivity, etc. and Identifies any inconsistent issues, conflicts, and other problems
Designs electrical service systems for projects including building and pre-construction services
Attend estimating/sales meetings, and project meetings to discuss bid status, and present/solve problems
Meets with general contractors and site personnel, as needed
Keeps company personnel, clients, general contractors, and all others current on bid progress
Able to provide accurate, detailed and competitive estimates
These statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work to be performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Additional responsibilities may also be assigned
High school diploma or equivalent, combined with completion of an Electrical Apprenticeship Program and field experience, or a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or similar studies
Minimum 5+ years’ relevant experience related to commercial and/or industrial projects
Accustomed to estimating for projects valued at $3 million and above
Thorough knowledge of the electrical field with familiarity in materials and construction methods
Knowledgeable of the N.E.C and local codes
Proficient with MS Suite & Outlook and experience utilizing Accubid and Bluebeam Revu
Strong computer skills and adept at learning new software
Strong quantitative and analytical skills
Able to work independently and as part of a team
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Detailed oriented and self-motivated
All applicants will be subject to background check and drug screen.
Salary requirements commensurate with experience.
Excellent benefits package, including health, dental, vision and 401K
Please note that we are not accepting agency phone calls or referrals regarding vacancies with this position.
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