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Electrical Estimator

Baker Electric Escondido Full-Time
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Baker Electric’s Preconstruction group is looking for an Electrical Estimator who will play a significant part in a team that ensures profitability and success of the group. Our electrical Estimators bid work for projects that range in size from $5mm to $35mm and projects vary, such as, Commercial, Healthcare, Public Works, Education, Multi-Family and Utility Scale Solar. 

With the use of technology, industry knowledge, and research you will assemble accurate bids and gather necessary information to win work!

This opportunity is great for someone who grew up in the electrical field, understands how to build the work and happens to also be computer savvy. Whether you are new to an office Estimator position or have been in seat a few years we're interested in talking to you about why Baker is a great place to work. 


  • Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes, preparing bids, selecting vendors, or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Analyze blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation and complete quantity survey to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for projects.
  • Perform all take-off and quantity surveys per company standardized procedures.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Solicit subcontractor and material/equipment quotes for estimating purposes.
  • On an ongoing basis cultivate subcontractor/vendor relationships to ensure availability and to obtain competitive quotes.
  • Assist in preparing rough draft subcontracts and/or purchase orders by coordinating with the Project Managers.
  • Attend pre-bid job meetings and site surveys when required.
  • Prepare bid summary ensuring the computed bid price includes all correct factors.
  • Ensures all bid plans are properly secured, filed, and distributed to the appropriate parties.
  • Organize and coordinate the activities of bid day to ensure that the bid is complete and on time.
  • Spread and qualify subcontract bids and material quotations ensuring the low responsive quotation is utilized.
  • Generate RFIs when appropriate prior to bidding and send to appropriate entity.
  • Conduct special studies to develop and analyze new material and installation procedures and related cost data to determine the effect of possible cost reductions.
  • Participate in meetings of estimating personnel and Salesmen to discuss project bids and review job cost information to improve estimating methods and procedures.
  • Assist Project Manager in estimating change orders or any other project’s changed conditions. 


  • 4 years of field electrical experience preferred
  • 1-3 years of experience in Electrical Estimating or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required
  • CPE “Certified Professional Electrical Estimator”a plus
  • Proficiency in MS Office: Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Proficiency in Accubid or other related Construction Estimating software a plus
  • Exude key competencies, such as, analytical thinking, attention to detail, decision making, and problem solving

Salary range: market competitive pay. Benefits: 401k match, PTO, medical/dental/vision, and more!

Baker Electric has been in business since 1938 and is a fourth generation, full service electrical contractor. We have completed projects throughout Southern California and our project portfolio includes commercial, healthcare, public works, multi-family, utility and commercial scale solar, and service and controls. The Baker Values that we hold true to our customers and employees are: Integrity, Pursuit of Excellence, Family Spirit, Ethics, and Innovation.


Baker Electric, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We encourage applications from all individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or status as a Special Disabled Veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran or other qualifying veteran, political affiliation or belief. Baker Electric, Inc. is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive environment.

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