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Become An Electrical Estimator

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Working As An Electrical Estimator

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Getting Information
  • Drafting, Laying Out, and Specifying Technical Devices, Parts, and Equipment
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $68,640

    Average Salary

What Does An Electrical Estimator Do At Turner Construction Company

* Preparing complete quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all items incorporated in the assigned scope.
* Performing a constructability analysis through the identification of design and constructability issues.
* Offer value engineering options for alternate electrical systems.
* Evaluate the appropriateness of electrical design considerations
* Provide first costs analysis and participate in life cycle analysis with the design team.
* Provide support for development in General Conditions studies for items such as utility consumptions
* Work with Turner Logistics where applicable to coordinate equipment pricing with the overall MEPS estimates.
* Developing a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed scope that are more cost-efficient.
* Serving as liaison with subcontractors, design team (architects, engineers, consultants) and client.
* Preparing detailed estimate of entire scope of assigned trades, building system, and/or overall project cost.
* Utilize new technology (e.g., OST, BIM) and apply to estimating.
* Preparing and assembling bids and proposals for different contract types (lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.)
* Analyzing existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans, specifications, etc.) to determine any required scope that is not indicated.
* Preparing scope requisitions for assigned trades; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps; review estimate approach and results with design team and client.
* Working with operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate.
* Participate in project hand-off to Operations to ensure proper transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to Operations.
* Obtaining and evaluating subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work.
* Determining if scope is covered and managing risk of scope gaps.
* Making recommendations to Chief Estimator and client for contemplated expenditures.
* Supervising Assistant Estimating Engineers, Estimating Assistants and/or Interns as assigned.
* May assist in evaluating large change orders

What Does An Electrical Estimator Do At Cybercoders

* Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
* Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work and enter into computer estimating system; review computer printout for accuracy and completeness.
* Request quotes from suppliers for equipment and materials.
* Identify qualified suppliers/subcontractors and solicit quotes.
* Review quotes for completeness with plans and specifications
* Itemize and quantify all incidentals necessary in preparing the bid packages including: sub-contract work, equipment rental, tools and supplies
* Prior to the issuing of the formal bid package, provide to the Chief Estimator a detailed review of scope, technical requirements and pricing for the estimated bid package.
* After the successful bid at project turnover, meet with Project Management to fully explain the estimate, scope of work, quotes and offer aspects for the successful transition of the project.
* Responsible for the timely completion of all client-required documents.
* Draft scope letter inclusions, exclusions, and clarifications for estimates
* Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures
* The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.
* This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the positions role within the business unit.
* What You Need for this Position

What Does An Electrical Estimator Do At MSI International

* INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Manage estimating processes and timelines to meet company objectives, both short and long term.
* Perform necessary research to produce accurate, complete and competitive pricing.
* Communicate with customers to define the project scope, address deficiencies, negotiate pricing and build relationships.
* Provide leadership, direction and training to assigned estimating team members.
* Prepare and present completed estimating packages to company executives and senior management.
* Continuously follow up on all bid projects and accurately forecast future awards/probabilities.
* Partner with Operations to properly transfer awarded projects and perform buyouts when necessary

What Does An Electrical Estimator Do At Hunt Electric Corporation

* The Estimator in the National Division prepares complete electrical estimates of industrial, automotive, mission critical, process conveyor controls projects, including all quotations and subcontractors required for the project.
* This position is located at our Bloomington, MN location and will travel 10
* of the year.
* Accurately estimate labor, materials, and administrative costs for assigned projects.
* Interface with designers, project managers, general foreman and others to resolve issues throughout the project.
* Accurately interpret the design drawings submitted by customers or engineers.
* Utilize estimating software to properly estimate projects.
* Seek quotation of materials and subcontracts.
* May provide direction to Estimators and Project Assistants

What Does An Electrical Estimator Do At Peter Kazella & Associates, Inc.

* Prepare and review Price and Cost Proposals / Specifications, drawings or customer requests to determine equipment requirements.
* Prepare and review the scope specified within the proposal to ensure it includes appropriate scope
* Prepare price work up sheets to accurately determine costs and profits
* Review the labor rates to ensure accordance to the contract specifications and check labor productivity to ensure hours allotted are appropriate to minimize working restrictions, overtime, etc.
* Prepare and review the material pricing and validate against other pricing references, acquire material quotes when possible
* Prepare and review pre-purchased material or equipment and/or equipment rental rates against fair and reasonable pricing references
* Review contractor mark-ups to ensure that the correct mark-ups are being used and that any mark-up caps are not exceeded
* Assist with the Preparation of Sales Proposals
* Assist in sales strategy for proposals
* Interface with Project Managers regarding project requirements
* Will participate in the negotiation meeting with subcontractors
* Develop cost estimates from the engineering drawings; proactively identify deficiencies and/or questions; and actively assist the project team toward the answers
* Prepare and review material take-offs from contract documents and drawings
* Prepare conceptual and cost study estimates from preliminary sketches
* Accumulate, evaluate and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates

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How To Become An Electrical Estimator

Drafters typically need specialized training, which can be accomplished through a technical program that leads to a certificate or an associate’s degree in drafting.

Education

Drafters generally need to complete postsecondary education in drafting. This is typically done through a 2-year associate’s degree from a technical institute or community college.

Technical institutes offer instruction in design fundamentals, sketching, and CAD (computer-aided design) software and award certificates or diplomas upon completion. Programs vary in length but are generally 2 years of full-time education. The types of courses offered will also vary by institution. Some institutions may specialize in only one type of drafting, such as mechanical or architectural drafting.

Community colleges offer programs similar to those in technical institutes that lead to an associate of applied science in drafting or related degree. After completing an associate’s degree program, graduates may get jobs as drafters or continue their education in a related field at a 4-year college. Most 4-year colleges do not offer training in drafting, but they do offer classes in engineering, architecture, and mathematics.

To prepare for postsecondary education, high school students who take courses in mathematics, science, computer technology, design, computer graphics, and where available, drafting, may find such classes useful.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The American Design Drafting Association (ADDA) offers certification for drafters. Although not mandatory, certification demonstrates competence and knowledge of nationally recognized practices. Certifications are offered for several specialties, including architectural, civil, and mechanical drafting.

Important Qualities

Creativity. Drafters must be able to turn plans and ideas into technical drawings that will guide the creation of real buildings, tools, and systems.

Detail oriented. Drafters must pay close attention to details so that the plans they convert are technically accurate according to the outlined specifications.

Interpersonal skills. Drafters work closely with architects, engineers, and other designers to make sure that final plans are accurate. This requires the ability to take advice and constructive criticism, as well as to offer it.

Math skills. Drafters work on technical drawings. They may be required to solve mathematical calculations involving factors such as angles, weights, and costs.

Technical skills. Drafters in all specialties must be able to use computer software, such as CAD, and work with database tools, such as BIM (building information modeling).

Time-management skills. Drafters often work under strict deadlines. As a result, they must work efficiently in order to produce the required output according to set schedules.

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8 Electrical Estimator jobs

L-3 National Security Solutions
Ashburn, VA
Electrical Engineer I

$80,000 Estimated

Aecom
McLean, VA
Estimator Electrical

$68,640 Estimated

Aecom
McLean, VA
Estimator Electrical

$68,640 Estimated

Delta Construction Partners
Sterling, VA
ELECTRICAL ESTIMATOR (VA)

$68,640 Estimated

Alutiiq
Arlington, VA
Electrical Planner / Estimator

$68,640 Estimated

Emcor Group, Inc.
Dulles Town Center, VA
Senior Electrical Estimator

$68,640 Estimated

Delta Construction Partners
Arlington, VA
ELECTRICAL ESTIMATOR (VA)

$68,640 Estimated

T&B Electric Co., Inc.
Washington, DC
Electrical Estimator

$68,640 Estimated

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Real Electrical Estimator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Mechanical/Electrical Estimator Gardiner & Theobald, Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2013 $97,323 -
$110,000
Mechanical/Electrical Estimator Gardiner & Theobald, Inc. New York, NY Aug 15, 2010 $90,000 -
$110,000
Senior Electrical Estimator VJ Associates of Suffolk, Inc. Hicksville, NY Sep 02, 2009 $80,000
SR. Electrical Estimator VJ Associates of Suffolk, Inc. Hicksville, NY Sep 02, 2009 $80,000
Electrical Estimator Mona Electric Group, Inc. Clinton, MD Feb 27, 2011 $68,000
Electrical Estimator Forest Electric Corp. New York, NY Feb 12, 2016 $65,000
Electrical Estimator Essence Electric Inc. Suwanee, GA Oct 01, 2011 $65,000
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Top Skills for An Electrical Estimator

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Top Electrical Estimator Skills

  1. Subcontractor Prices
  2. Project Management
  3. Electrical Projects
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Position also handles the solicitation of material and subcontractor prices, searches and qualifies new subcontractors.
  • Project Management, scheduling job assignments, making site visits and identifying opportunities for improvement and invoking the modifications.
  • Estimated and project managed electrical projects.
  • Prepared electrical cost estimates for construction projects and electrical services to help management in bidding for electrical contracting work and projects.
  • Developed successful business relationships in the Procurement of Construction Projects.

Top Electrical Estimator Employers

What Kind Of Companies Hire an Electrical Estimator

  1. Williams Brothers
  2. Black & Veatch
  3. Comercial Sales
  4. Omega Engineering
  5. The Electrical Alliance
  6. Higher Power Electrical Contractor
  7. Trio Electrical
  8. Carroll Ratner Corporation
  9. DSS Research
  10. MMR Group
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