Estimator - Electrical Contractor
Pacific Power & Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Robertson Bright, Inc., is a privately held medium-sized electrical contractor, with over 65 years of successful experience in the industrial, commercial and institutional sectors, with 2 offices located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and Fairfield, CA.
The Senior Electrical Estimator will assume a leadership role, provide team guidance, mentorship and support, while organizing and implementing estimating activities involved in pursing projects, preparing conceptual budgets, detailed estimates, cost studies and competitive bids.
Responsibilities / Duties:
Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual, design-build, or general tender work;
Review proposal specifications / drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate;
Develop superior relationships with clients and suppliers to position company as the electrical contractor of choice;
Prepare disciplined estimates by calculating complete scope of work;
Maintain document files as back-up for estimate figures, including current / accurate pricing information from suppliers through direct contact, estimating software, price lists, etc.;
Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials, as needed;
Attend pre-tender site visits;
Participate in the corporate Accubid committee;
Provide clear direction and training to estimating team members and distribute workload to capitalize on individual and group strength, while ensuring balanced exposure to work experience and development opportunities;
Ability to handle related complex issue and share information with team members, in an ongoing effort to develop, recommend revisions and implement procedures, standards, rules, and regulations;
Analyze plans, specifications, proposals and other documentation to prepare bid estimate for projects;
Follow and maintain estimating PPS systems and procedures to industry standards;
Supervises quantity take-offs for all areas of the estimate, while ensuring notation is made within the documentation for hand-over to the project team and safety and security requirements are included;
Review discipline specific bid/tender documents and assesses potential risk;
Participate in business development activities to identify, target and secure project opportunities aligned with local and organizational goals and objectives;
Prepare accurate quotes, which are reliability and calculated to facilitate revenue goal attainment;
Prepare estimates that are within 5% of the targeted competitors’ estimates, within a
timely manner and well in advance of deadlines;
Ability to consistently maintain the QFS for each of the respective jobs that the individual has estimated;
Other additional initiatives assigned by the VP.
At least 10 years’ progressive experience within a similar role;
Bachelor’s Degree in a construction, engineering, or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience;
Demonstrated experience within a leadership role in this regard;
Exemplary oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
Proficient with Accubid, Bluebeam and the MS Office suite of products;
C.E.T. certification, a plus;
Ability to walk on uneven surfaces and to lift at least 50 pounds in weight.
$125K - $160K (DOE) annual base salary for this exempt, full-time position paid weekly; eligibility for the company-wide bonus scheme; 401k annual employer match; health, dental, vision, life insurance; paid time off.