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Electrical Estimator

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : nyc-mw-estimator
  • Location: USA, Connecticut, New Haven
  • Sector: Project Controls, Contracts & Claims, Power
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Date posted: 04/11/2016
This vacancy has now expired.
Qualified candidates should have strong Commercial and Industrial building knowledge of both inside and outside electrical construction. Individual will be responsible for preparing cost estimates for bidding purposes. Excellent verbal and time management skills are essential.


Familiar in reading and interpretation of Blue Prints and Specifications
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interface with various engineering disciplines
Accomplished with ConEst Pro and/orAccubid Pro
Proficient MS Excel, MS Word, MS Outlook, and web based plan room skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and have the ability to communicate with all levels of management in various departments
Familiar with National Electrical Code
Adhere to strict aggressive deadlines
Minimum 3 years experience in estimating, related to Commercial, Industrial, Security and Telecommunication construction.
Must be capable of working within the cyclical nature of a competitive proposal schedule that often requires extended hours
Must have the ability to coordinate multiple concurrent tasks
Good time management, problem solving, and decision making skills
Willingness to travel when required

Job Elements:

Review proposal specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bill of material, and sample layouts
Attend pre-bid meetings, to determine scope of work and required contents of the estimate.
Prepare estimates performing the complete takeoff of the scope of work
Prepare complete competitive and change order estimates
Conceptual design/build estimates from walk through and scope documentation
Analyze and understand blueprints, specifications and addendums to ensure codes compliance
Work with and solicit subcontractors for complete pricing
Review vendor and subcontractor quotes for accuracy and completeness
Assess cost effectiveness and propose value engineered solutions for bid advantage
Prepare bid documentation
Assess estimate by maintaining historical data from past projects for manpower/material comparison, maintain files for estimate figures, prepare and maintain historical cost data
Maintain schedule and time management on particular bid / project in order to complete on a timely manner
Review all final estimate packages with management and/or operations personnel prior to formal quotation, to insure accuracy and completeness
Participate in bid strategy, presentation meetings, and value engineering reviews
Facilitate estimate handoff to Operations; includes job cost tracking set-up, earned value analysis, and/or other productivity reporting

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