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Estimator / Electrical

Job Description


has an immediate need for an Electrical Cost Estimator.  This position will assist in preparing accurate and timely material and labor estimates for Electrical systems. The incumbent will interact with vendors to compile a responsible and accurate estimate of costs for projects consistent with the project plans and specifications.


  •                      Follow estimating department processes and procedures.
  •                      Review plans and specifications for projects bidding.
  •                      Complete computerized bid reviews for particular project bidding by requested dates. Including        major equipment tally sheets.
  •                      Prepare scopes of work where applicable and note special conditions.
  •                      Attend pre-bids, make site visits and fill out site visit checklist.
  •                      Perform computerized takeoffs.
  •                      Involve trade superintendents on projects where required as directed by Supervisor.
  •                      Contact vendors and subcontractors to assure adequate pricing for the projects and adequate        scope coverage.
  •                      Review incoming scope prepared by vendors and subcontractors for compliance 
  •                      Assemble and evaluate all labor data for final use and input into estimate file.
  •                      Note any special conditions or considerations taken while in take-off mode on drawings.
  •                      Assist in preparing schedules and manpower loading and assembly of bids.
  •                      Assist in preparation of turnover meetings with project managers and help prepare documents    
  •                      Assist in take-off of work in place estimates of ongoing work as required by construction group.
  •                      Maintain accurate and organized files on all projects estimated.
  •                      Forge and maintain relationship with vendors and subcontractors in an effort to promote 
  •                      Acquire a working knowledge of the ConEst Estimating System. 
  •                      Continually train and increase ability to estimate Electrical projects.
  •                      Manage time and deadlines effectively in accordance with estimating schedules.
  •                      Assist in writing scope letters for projects bidding.






Job Requirements

  •  Minimum three years experience in cost estimating for Electrical systems.
  • Overall this role will support a cooperative working climate conducive to maximize employee morale and productivity.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management, and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced high volume environment.
  • Track record of initiative and establishing priorities, and ownership of work is essential.
  • Ability to maintain flexible and positive attitude towards assignments.
  • Excellent Excel skills, experience working with Lotus Notes for e-mails, scheduling, and use of ConEst Estimating System a plus.
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, customer service skills to serve both internal and external customers.
  • Effective  problem-solving ability to research and satisfactorily resolve issues.
  • Must exhibit attention to detail and commitment.
  • Excellent work ethic and adherence to company policies

Job Snapshot

Contact Name Edwin Powali
Contact Phone 813-333-9880 ext. 123
Post Date 4/12/2015
Location Pittsburgh, PA
Base Pay $85,000.00 - $95,000.00 /Year
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Design, Consultant, Engineering
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 4 year(s)
Manages Others No
Relocation No
Industry Consulting, Construction, HVAC
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID EP-Pitts estimator
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