Responsibilities may include assisting with quantification of work items, bid solicitation, estimate pricing, preliminary value analysis, scope development and processing of computerized dataMay work with the preparation of complete estimates for projectsThe electrical estimator will play a key role in on our client’s estimates for all electrical systems, preparing proposals and presenting said proposal to the customerThis is a multi-faceted position including, but not limited to, the following
Regional based, 40% travel is required
Read and understand construction documents and produce efficient, reliable and competitive estimates per required time and schedule demands.
Communicate with customers to define the project scope, address deficiencies, negotiate pricing and build long term relationships.
Prepare and present complete estimate packages to senior management.
Continuously follow up and log all bid projects and accurately forecast future awards/probabilities.
Interact and provide direction for field supervision/general foreman to ensure design intent and cost effective measures are being fulfill.
Negotiate fixture/gear pricing and monitor delivery dates.
Prepare contractual exhibits and scope documents
Able to perform quantity take-offs
Conduct internal estimate review meetings
After the bid, collects and organizes all bid information for future reference
Develop and document logical assumptions during conceptual estimating activities
Lead hard bid estimates start to finish, assign roles to team members, call and lead meetings as needed to meet goals and dates, follow up and through to deliver tight competitive estimates minimizing scope gaps and misses.
Work with other estimators and project team members, encourage ethics in estimating, be aggressive yet sound in bid fees, buy downs and margins
Input on strategies, be creative and voice ideas and options to help book work, success hit ratio at 25% is needed, secure subcontractor coverage and active relationships, call subcontractors and secure their best numbersHelp locate leads, attend and actively participate in site visits, pursuit conference calls, subcontractor lists and contacts a plus, positive history and positive working relationships with subcontractors is a must.
Write scope sheets, instructions to bidders, distribute documents and instructions to bidders and bidder information, be able to support self without administrative and clerical assistance.
Perform other related duties as required and assigned
Create and execute project work plans, including tracking and reporting resource availability, and revise as appropriate to meet changing needs and requirements.
Identify resources needed and assign individual responsibilitiesEstablish clear project roles and responsibilities.
Coordinate the overall planning for communication, project risk, change management and training.
Facilitate team and client meetings effectively.
Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
Communicate effectively with project teams to identify needs and evaluate alternative business solutions.
Gather and review construction documents
Working with other project managers during bidding, negotiation, and post bid process
Visit job sites to monitor production / quality assurance
Review the work progress on daily basis
Prepare internal and external reports pertaining to job status
Plan ahead to prevent problems and resolve any emerging ones
Negotiate terms of agreements, draft contracts and obtain permits and licenses
Associates degree and/or a proven track record of estimating and managing projects in the construction industry
5 to 7 years as trade applying for (electrical, refrigeration, carpentry).
Must be able to estimate and process field change orders with a sense of urgency
Self-motivated to follow through the estimate process from inception to completion
Must be well-organized and detail-oriented.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Regularly required to sit; walk; climb ladders, occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds; 90% of time spent in the office.