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Estimator – Electrical
Portland, OR

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Estimator is responsible for providing technical estimating and supervision of estimators from bid preparation through job close out documentation to the customer.

  • A working knowledge of electrical estimating at a level normally acquired through completion of a 4-year degree or related field or equivalent experience
  • Five years’ experience in electrical estimating.

Experience in the construction industry.


  • Familiar with a variety of electrical concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and organize work and successfully complete projects under tight deadlines.
  • Provide ongoing, timely communication to key stakeholders regarding project status.
  • Ability to work independently and lead and direct the work of others.
  • Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Performs a variety of tasks requiring attention to detail.


  • Oversees and manages estimating processes and procedures as outlined in the Project Operations Manual
  • Responsible for all aspects of technical estimating including initial estimate, obtaining list of generals and addendums
  • May personally develop estimates for large or complex projects
  • Reviews bid form and other breakdown requirements prior to starting the takeoff. Ensure clarification through communication with the owner or general, as required
  • Responsible for submission of bond request prior to bid date and with enough lead time
  • Responsible for review of project schedule during the bid process
  • Obtains Market Recovery where required
  • Contacts suppliers necessary for specialty items (fixtures, site work, subcontracts, etc.)
  • Determines costs for permits and fees
  • Supervision and scheduling of estimating staff at the corporate office or other sites as required
  • Obtains authorization to bid under direction of VP of Preconstruction
  • Maintain the estimating database including pricing updates and assembly additions or revisions
  • Maintain default job to ensure labor rates and equipment pricing is current
  • Preliminary review of estimates prior to official review by Group Manager, Vice President or President
  • Closes bid under direction of Group Manager, Vice President or President
  • Ensure that preconstruction process is followed, and all information is properly stored and filed on the network drive
  • Ensure historical data collection process is followed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Company paid term life insurance and AD&D coverage
  • 401k retirement plan with employer match and company contribution.
  • PTO accrual of 0.0580/hour – up to 120 hours in a full year (subject to plan terms thereafter)
  • 7 company paid holidays
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONBackground check, credit check, MVR and drug screen may be required (will vary by position).
  • May be required to maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Due to the need for unescorted access to security sensitive business locations and/or systems, must submit to periodic background checks.
  • May be required to submit to periodic background checks if position requires access to security sensitive business locations and/or systems.
  • Requires travel: Minimal (up to 10%)
  • Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans. EEO/AAP

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