Estimator - Electrical Contractor

Fairfield, CA

Company Profile:

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.

Job Summary:

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.


Fairfield, CA


$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.