Electrical Estimator - 2383

Company Name:
Absolute Opportunities Test
Job Title: Electrical Estimator
Role: Engineering or Related
Relocation Available: No
Industry: Construction
Location: California
Town / City: Novato
Job Type: Permanent full-time
Job description:
Electrical Contractor specializing in telecom, Network Systems, Security Control Systems, Industrial Automation, Audio/Visual and Electrical is looking for an Estimator for their Electrical Division. Candidate should have a background in executing, controlling and managing costs related to electrical projects.
Responsible for the study, evaluation and understanding of project plans, designs and specifications. Identifies project resources required for the project based on the scope of work. Generates estimates for the cost of labor, material, equipment and subcontractors; where appropriate, delegates to purchasing agents. Obtains multiple bids from vendors and subcontractors; negotiates price. Develops project schedule. Works with project assistant to respond to Requests for Proposals ("RFP") or to compose bids and deliver to clients. Works with internal team and potential client to create the most competitive project proposal or bid. Delivers updated project documents to Project Manager and assists with estimates as assigned during project life.
Estimates for multiple, routine projects and/or small revenue projects as assigned
Determines project scope and specifications and composes a proposal or bid:
- Works with project assistant to acquire project plan specifications
- Reviews proposal specifications, drawings, attends pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contacts of estimate
- Prepares estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work. Reviews and incorporates historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports to generate unit and man-hour figures
- Coordinates (with Purchasing Agents) total estimating effort relevant to particular bid / project
Organizes project calendar
Delivers full project documentation to Project Manager upon project or bid approval
May actively seek project opportunities for division
Executes all or a majority of the tasks comprising semi-routine projects / processes / workflows
Decisions and actions occasionally have a modest influence on the work of other team members
Reviews many factors and uses judgment within defined practices and procedures to determine actions
Estimates routine and/or small revenue projects on a reasonable schedule
May receive assistance to complete routine projects assigned
Potential errors include:
- Inability to assess project scope or identify resources
- Inability to anticipate issues with project plans, resources or schedule
- Poor estimation
- Failure to meet proposal deadline and/or requirements
Errors can may result in modest:
- Cost overruns
- Project delays
- Construction projects and company brand
Root causes of errors are easily detected
Regularly interacts with clients, contractors, Purchasing Agents and Project Managers
Receives and transmits semi-routine information requiring some explanation or interpretation
Work is assigned by lead or management. Follows established procedures to complete assignments
Work is subject to close supervisory oversight at frequent intervals and review by senior members of the staff or peers
Escalates semi-complex issues or requests to senior members of the team for resolution
Provides support to less experienced personnel
Demonstrates proficiency in several areas of the professional function
Has advanced basic knowledge of / skills in the content areas of:
- Methods, techniques and practices of cost estimating in a construction-based industry
- Sources of information for labor, materials and equipment costs
- Electrical, Security / AV / Network, Traffic and/or Telecom project components
- Written and verbal communication skills, including negotiation skills
- Relationship building
- Proposal writing
Typically has a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in project estimation in construction industry
Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent
Bottom Line Requirements:
1. Technical training in estimating and cost control.
2. 3+ years of experience estimating electrical projects for an electrical contractor.
3. Knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control plus ability to interpret cost data and systems.
4. Local.

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