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Electrical Estimator - MD #3395

Ray Miller Staffing Associates
Frederick, Maryland, United States
November 14, 2016

Position Title Electrical Estimator - MD #3395

Relocation No

Location Frederick Maryland

The Estimator position is responsible for analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals and other documentations, to prepare time, cost and labor estimates for products, projects or services provided.


Maintain a bid checklist for each job

Abide by bid process

Maintain up to date Outlook bid list

Upload project documents to Share file for vendors and subcontractors

Use jobs directory and job binders

Service the client in a timely and respectful manner; meeting or exceeding his or her expectations

Review all contract documents to become familiar with project requirements and obligations under the contract and apply to pricing (schedule, specifications, drawings, safety manual, etc.)

Submit RFIs for estimating questions by deadline

Perform material take off

Develop labels that will later be used as cost codes for construction

Establish a construction schedule to develop manpower for estimate. Include milestones, shutdowns, etc.

Obtain vendor and subcontractor quotes and evaluate for completeness and best price for use in bid (Abide by our purchasing policy and ethics)

Distribute qualification documents as required for the bid (MBE, WBE, experience, key individuals, etc.)

Complete an Excel Front Sheet to generate price

Develop a detailed proposal letter or bid form (If completed by assistant provide ample time)

Upon award notify "direct report" immediately

Generate award documents for review to be submitted by deadline

Identify areas of importance (milestones, LDs, etc.) of a project and relay to PM and Foreman

Identify possible change orders and relay to PM and Foreman

Review purchase orders, subcontracts and contracts for accuracy

Assist in the purchase of materials, services, and subcontracts in accordance with the purchasing policy

Review/approve and/or forward submittals for shop drawings and samples for materials according to project requirements and schedules

Assure complete and thorough pre-construction planning and distribution of all documents in accordance with the pre-construction process

Facilitate a scope review with the PM and Foreman

Attend the pre-construction meeting

Attend project meetings as/if needed

Estimate change order costs. PM to prepare and submit the request to the customer

Coordinate with customers, engineers, vendors, subcontractors, foreman and accounting to facilitate timely and profitable completion of quality projects

Monitor subcontractors and vendors bid performance and take corrective action as needed after review with division vice president

Complete post job process

Refer all potential legal problems concerning projects to division vice president for action

Manage day-to-day customer interaction

Continually increase customer satisfaction and deepen existing relationships

Explore opportunities to establish new customers


Good oral and written English language expression.

Strong communication, organizational, analytical, leadership and relationship skills

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.

Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to handle multiple tasks and work under pressure

Self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision

Manage time efficiently

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word and Excel

Proficient in the use of McCormick Estimating Software

Knowledge of manpower loading

Knowledge of general construction practices

Knowledge of Microsoft Projects and/or Primavera a plus

Knowledge of the National Electric Code and NFPA 70E

Consistently completes projects on time (bid date)

Maintains positive relationship with customers, vendors, and subcontractors

Provides effective leadership and has the respect of the project team including Project Management, Accounting, Warehouse, Administration, and Field Personnel



o Required:

Associate's Degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.

Three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Qualifications

o Required:

Valid driver's license required to operate company or personal vehicle for company business.

Bottom line requirements we need notes on with candidate submittal:

1. Associate's degree or higher.

2. 3+ years of experience as an Electrical Estimator on construction projects.

3. Local or close enough for a short easy move.

4. Salary requirement