Electrical Estimator Job Description

Electrical Estimator Job Description

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Electrical estimator provides technical support for the maintenance, operation, and troubleshooting of the plant's low and medium voltage systems and equipment, including medium voltage electrical equipment.

Electrical Estimator Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective electrical estimator job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included electrical estimator job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Prepare an Electrical tender 'pack' from brief to final draft stage
Identify and evaluate Suppliers and specialist Sub Contractors
Manage all tender related correspondence
Calculate minor material 'take off'
Prepare post tender/handover documentation
Attend tender related meetings
A third level qualification in Electrical engineering or Quantity Surveying or equivalent 'Trade' experience
A minimum of 5 years experience as an Electrical Estimator working on medium to large projects
Strong technical knowledge of electrical systems
Coordinating with all disciplines (engineering, contracts, ) and actively leading the efforts required for cost estimating of changes and other contract requirements

Electrical Estimator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Electrical Estimator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: OSHA, NACE, RF

Education for Electrical Estimator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the electrical estimator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Construction, Electrical Engineering, Technical, Education, Architecture, Surveying, Technology, Graduate

Skills for Electrical Estimator

Desired skills for electrical estimator include:

Construction safety and current federal & OSHA Requirements
Electrical materials and codes
Construction industry
Excel
N.E.C and local codes
AutoCAD
Building materials and standards applicable to discipline desirable
Construction equipment and techniques
Drawings and specifications
Medium Voltage and Low Voltage systems

Desired experience for electrical estimator includes:

Following all federal guidelines and procedures including contract requirements and internal procedures in documenting the bases of estimates, vendor pricing and
Willing and able to travel and relocate multiple times
Minimum 3 years experience in Cost Estimating/Preconstruction
Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and eight (8) years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to twelve (12) years if non-degreed
Stay abreast of current estimating techniques by maintaining expertise through the numerous opportunities provided by professional organizations or by networking with other estimating specialists within the engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction/construction management (EPFC/CM) industry
Be knowledgeable about business line specific rates to be applied in estimates

Electrical Estimator Examples

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Electrical Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of electrical estimator. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for electrical estimator
  • Identify qualified suppliers/subcontractors and solicit quotes
  • Provides construction schedules
  • Provides quantity take-off's and construction cost estimates
  • Provides group support with others in researching wage / equipment rates, production rates, construction materials, means, and methods
  • Provides group support with others in maintaining schedule and cost data and references
  • Works independently with project managers and designers to develop project scopes and report on schedules and costs
  • Reviews contractor’s baseline and monthly progress schedules
  • Prepares construction schedules for marketing and proposal efforts
  • Interfaces with project managers and various design disciplines to determine scope
  • Reviews our work product and provides cost and schedule control
Qualifications for electrical estimator
  • Must be able to develop project plans for execution
  • Must be able to pass and maintain a US Government security clearance
  • Active, fully adjudicated Top Secret is preferred
  • Position requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience
  • Experience entering project information into CRM software
  • Desirable to have customer engineer-to-order experience
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Electrical Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an electrical estimator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for electrical estimator
  • Have relevant electrical qualifications
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, into unit and man-hour figures
  • Preparation of complete cost estimates (labor and material) for electrical commercial and industrial projects
  • Close coordination with Project Management
  • Preparation of bills of material and other information for use by purchasing
  • Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements
  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency data entry
  • Additional duties as determined by Chief Estimator
  • This position will be based in Seattle, WA and will work with projects within the State and potentially neighboring States
  • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Manager in a timely manner
Qualifications for electrical estimator
  • Detail-oriented individual with the ability to review job specifications and contracts upon award
  • Maintain up-to-date Salesforce Data system and bid list
  • Download/upload bidding information
  • Review all contract documents to become familiar with project requirements and obligations under the contract and apply to pricing (schedule, specifications, drawings, safety manual)
  • Submit RFIs for estimating questions by deadline
  • Perform material take off
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Electrical Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of electrical estimator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for electrical estimator
  • Developing a full range of construction cost estimates from Conceptual Design parametric cost estimated to 100% Final Design bid estimates, Construction Phase Change Order estimates
  • Preparing a Basis of Estimate that outlines the scope, exceptions, allowance, format, in accordance with client requirements
  • Develops and/or compiles discipline and multi-discipline material take-offs (MTOs) • Evaluates and/or develops labor rates and subcontract costs • Enters the information into a spreadsheet or database for inclusion in an estimate
  • Analyze project documentation in order to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labor cost estimates
  • Develop project specific estimates based on project plans and schedules
  • Prepare and maintain a Basis of Estimate (BOE) for each project
  • Perform estimate benchmarking and compile project estimates prior to the internal and external review
  • Develop the estimate plan and communicate related information
  • Lead reviews of project estimates with the appropriate engineering disciplines
  • Ensure that estimates are consistent with client common processes and quality standards and accurately reflect project staffing requirements
Qualifications for electrical estimator
  • Upon award, update estimate to project
  • Generate award documents for review
  • Identify areas of importance (milestones, LDs, ) of a project and relay to sales team
  • Review purchase orders, subcontracts and contracts for accuracy
  • Assure complete and thorough pre-manufacture planning and distribution of all documents in accordance with the pre-manufacture process
  • Facilitate a scope review with the Project Manager and designers
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Electrical Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of electrical estimator. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for electrical estimator
  • Administers the contract and assures that the work is performed safely and per contract requirements, the project schedule and approved budgets
  • Acts as a Company representative with the client and other organizations during the project execution
  • Negotiates changes to the scope of work with client and selected subcontractors, and follows up on instructions and commitments associated with the project
  • Monitors and reports to management the progress of project activities including milestones, and any conditions or incidents that would affect cost or schedule
  • Identifies and investigates potential problems and manages risk, creates mitigation plans, implements corrective action plans and coordinates with the project personnel to resolve problems
  • Establishes and maintains a positive professional relationship with clients, partners, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Visit site and record information about access, drainage and topography, and availability of services such as water and electricity
  • Compile data for the purpose of preparing reports and documentation
  • Ensure compliance with company standards and procedures
  • Preparation of complete labor and material estimates for large commercial electrical projects
Qualifications for electrical estimator
  • Develop a detailed proposal letter or bid form
  • Attend kick-off meeting
  • Estimate change order costs
  • 4+ years of relevant professional experience, including project site experience working for contractors
  • Ability to communicate well and work independently with clients, project managers, and designers to define scope, discuss constructability and track schedule and costs from concept through final design
  • Ability to learn commercial scheduling and cost estimating software
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Electrical Estimator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of electrical estimator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for electrical estimator
  • Be ideally qualified to HND and above in Electrical Engineering
  • Prepares cost estimates on both design-build and consulting estimating proposals, projects and studies and ensure that the content of the estimate is complete, accurate and meets the requirements of the estimate or project plan
  • Plan, coordinate, review, verify, analyze and lead all aspects of estimates and estimate presentation
  • Assists the Principal Estimator and Estimating Director with an independent assessment of an estimate’s accuracy (upon completion of the estimate and summarization of all detailed man-hours, material, construction and home office costs)
  • Will review estimates prepared by other estimating groups or JV partners to determine completeness of data used, procedures and will aid in resolving differences in bid items
  • Reviews the Owner’s plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project, which will aid him in developing a plan for the actual construction and which will serve as the basis for the estimate
  • Will conduct a site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to acquaint him/herself with any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present
  • Will utilize recognized engineer techniques and procedures in conducting the investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures in obtaining the complete information required or necessary
  • Must keep current on various trends developments, such as new equipment, methods, and procedures that are developing in the industry and in his/her specialized area
  • Experience of service delivery for jobs and projects ranging from £50k to £5M in value
Qualifications for electrical estimator
  • Ability to develop quantity take-offs, construction schedules and cost estimates based on provided plans
  • Must be able to apply knowledge and experience of construction methods and procedures
  • Experience producing at risk bid schedules and cost estimates across a variety of project types
  • Proficiency with commercial cost estimating software, On-Screen Takeoff and Primavera P6
  • 11+ years of experience estimating electrical power distribution systems including high voltage
  • Experience with design-build projects, and estimating design and construction changes

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