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Electrical Estimator

Carlsbad, CA (DT Cbad)

Job ID: 39 - Construction - Posted 4 months ago

 

Our client, one of San Diego's top electrical contractors has a need for an Electrical Estimator.  With a large craft skilled workforce and unparalleled project execution supported by a best-in-class safety program, they can address the needs of any project, any size, anywhere.
 

The Electrical Estimator participates in all aspects of the bid/estimating process from review of plans and specs to soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors/suppliers through completion of bid/estimating effort including closeout. Performs quantity take-off, pricing, scoping and bidding of construction projects.

 

Key Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • Perform quantity take-off and pricing of electrical estimates.
  • Develop and document logical assumptions during conceptual estimating activities and applies these assumptions to take-off tasks.
  • Communicate with architects and consultants to clarify and document discussions regarding intent and scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements.
  • Conducts reviews of milestone documents in order to identify changes in work scope and develop pricing of value alternative opportunities and recommendations.
  • Actively participates in the internal estimate review process.
  • Assists with final assembly of estimate, consistent with the highest standards, for presentation to Owner.
  • Solicits trade partners during the bidding process.
  • Analyzes and scopes trade partner electrical proposals.
  • After the bid, collects and organizes all bid information for input into historical cost database platform.
  • Assist field operations with change order pricing.
  • Maintain working knowledge of MEP codes and changes to codes.
  • Prepare scopes of work, for subcontracts.
  • Coordinate electrical scope of work with architectural, structural and mechanical estimators.
  • Prepare budget comparisons between current and previous estimates.
  • Utilizes current technology to enhance provided services on both hard bid and negotiated projects.
  • Actively schedules and meets with trade partners during the face to face scope meeting process.
  • Participates in schedule preparation/evaluation process with trade partner employees

 

Trade partner Analysis for Proposals

  • Directs, coordinates and provides information and documents to trade partners.
  • Prepares contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts.
  • Participates in hard bid/estimating and GMP budgeting activities by soliciting trade partner support and evaluating proposals.

Industry Knowledge / Relationships

  • Builds relationships with trade partners to obtain a competitive advantage.
  • Attends industry events and represents to the industry in a professional capacity.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with external clients.
  • Keeps current with latest estimating technology and techniques.

 

Qualifications:

  • 2-5+ years of electrical estimating experience and/or Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering.
  • General knowledge of construction principles/processes
  • General knowledge of different contractual deliver methods i.e. negotiated bids, hard bids, and GMP processes.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and others.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to preconstruction.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and core values.

Employment Type: Full time

Location: Carlsbad, CA (DT Cbad)

 

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