JOB OVERVIEW

SCOPE OF WORK: The Estimator is to grow the company by achieving sales and profitability objectives for new projects and clientele through comprehensive cost estimating and project award

REPORTS TO: Estimating Department Manager

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Five (5) years of experience in the electrical construction field
  • Previous electrical estimating experience is preferred
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Preferred Associates Degree or Certificate from an Accredited Electrical Program
  • Ability to be self-sufficient to complete entire estimates from start to finish or work in a team to meet project deadlines
  • Strong math and computer skills
  • Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills  
  • Ability to read and interpret construction drawings and specifications 
  • Expert knowledge of electrical materials/methods used in construction as well as local and national electrical codes and regulations governing them 
  • Effective problem-solving ability to research and satisfactorily resolve issues
  • Ability to value engineer and come up with cost-effective solutions
  • Must exhibit attention to detail to recognize project discrepancies and determine the best course of action to resolve 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Strategize how to win work with appropriate margin to meet sales goals
  • Develop and maintain client relationships to improve bid hit win ratios
  • Proficiency with estimating software such as Bluebeam Revu and ConEst Intellibid
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications to determine project scope
  • Prepare quantity takeoff and qualify vendor/sub packages to complete bids by the required deadlines
  • Contact vendors and subcontractors to assure adequate pricing for the projects and adequate scope coverage per contract requirements
  • Create written proposals detailing scope of work as well as any alternates or value engineering options
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and conduct site visits to inspect existing site conditions
  • Actively build key vendor/subcontractor relationships to ensure best pricing
  • Note any special conditions/considerations during take off to provide to the project manager after contract award
  • Assist in preparing budget reports, schedules, and project manpower estimates
  • Compile bid notes, reports, and overall project summary and provide to the project manager at project hand off
  • Prepare change order proposals for awarded contracts as needed
  • Maintain accurate and organized files on all projects estimated
  • Manage time and deadlines effectively in accordance with estimating schedules
  • Assist in qualifying project leads from multiple sources, including: web based postings, publications, business contacts, etc. and route projects of opportunity to the Business Manager
  • Regularly examine estimating processes and procedures to identify areas of improvement and coordinate with estimating team about best methods of implementation
  • Participate in training opportunities to stay current with the industry and position requirements.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • General Office
  • Job Site (Pre-Bid Walk-Thru and Active Construction Visits)

 

JOB PHYSICAL FUNCTION

  • Involves sitting for extended periods of time while working at a computer

If at the job site:

  • Must be able to climb ladders, sit, bend, stoop, stand or walk for extended periods
  • Must be able to travel to job site locations

 

To apply, please contact Donna McGinnis at dmcginnis@megpgh.com