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Solar Estimator

Sacramento, CA 95828

Posted: 02/12/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Renewable Energy Job Number: 84750

Job Description

Our client is expanding into new markets and needs motivated individuals who are flexible and willing to work estimates in multiple diverse markets of the Electrical, Solar and Renewable energy industry.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop accurate and timely electrical construction estimates
  • Calculates the cost of electrical construction based on reviewing and evaluating available documents
  • Attend Estimating meetings, and project meetings to discuss bid status, and present/resolve issues, and prepare "RFI" questions
  • Analyze and interpret detailed drawings and specifications
  • Work on change-orders and cost-to-complete estimates of on-going projects
  • Attend job site walk-throughs and pre-bid meetings and collaborate with clients and design professionals
  • Draft scope letters, and proposals
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with vendors
  • Solicits new business.
  • Reviews all Job Cost Summary Reports and evaluates the profitability of all completed jobs.
  • Ensure that assigned sales and bid gross profit goals are met.
  • Regularly review Dodge reports, Other Published Construction Data, invitations to bid, emails and any other material / sources that may lead to biddable jobs.
  • Maintains CVE Bid Tracking Log with bid results as available.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Management or similar
  • A minimum of 10 years of design/build electrical estimating experience on commercial and multifamily projects ranging up to $50M.
  • Proven experience as estimator or similar position
  • Familiarity with financial and project management principles
  • Extensive experience with Excel, Word and one of the major computerized estimating programs (e.g., Accubid, Pro Core, LiveCount, ConEst, McCormick, etc.)
  • Exquisite math and IT ability with an analytical mindset
  • Knowledgeable of the N.E.C and local codes
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Code requirements and basic electrical engineering calculations; Voltage-drop, Ohms law, conduit-fill, wire ampacity, de-rating
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