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Electrical Estimator

Company: Helix Electric
Location: oakland
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Helix Electric was founded in 1985 and is now one of the nation's largest and most successful electrical contracting companies. Our commitment to empowering people and powering projects is realized by our exceptional team of dedicated and highly skilled experts working together and never settling for good enough. We are proud of the team-oriented and employee-empowered business approach that defines our unique character.

Our Estimator is responsible for the planning of projects, preparing budgets within timelines that work for both Helix Electric and our clients. Collaborates with our operations teams, clients, and suppliers to prepare and complete bid/submittals for electrical construction projects.


* Develop accurate and timely electrical construction estimates on which we base competitive bids and proposals for our client-base of General Contractors, Owners, Developers and end-users. * Analyze and interpret detailed drawings and specifications. * Determine and price value-engineered alternatives to plans and specifications. * Perform budget pricing from schematic drawings and narrative. * Draft scope letters, proposals and vendor solicitations. * Attend job walks; pre-bid meetings; collaborations and conferences with clients and design professionals. * Lead the functioning of the Estimating Department; the education and development of junior personnel; on-going development and maintenance of computerized estimating programs and databases; congenial relations with clients and vendors. * Work under deadline pressures in an efficient, composed and calm manner. * Work on change-orders and cost-to-complete estimates of on-going projects. * Help create and communicate company standards for estimating electrical design/build and plans

and specs work. * Additional duties as assigned by management


* Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Management or similar studies is preferred * A minimum of 4 years of electrical estimating experience on commercial, institutional and life science projects ranging up to $10M * Able to communicate clearly and effectively * Knowledge and proficiency with Code requirements and basic electrical engineering calculations; Voltage-drop, Ohm's law, conduit-fill, wire ampacity, de-rating, etc * Extensive experience with Excel, Word and one of the major computerized estimating programs (e.g., Accubid, LiveCount, ConEst, McCormick, etc.) * Analytical, problem-solving mentality * Team player, self-motivated, gets along well with supervisors, peers and subordinates

Helix Electric is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in our workforce. It is our policy to attract and retain the best-qualified people available, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or status as a Special Disabled Veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran or other qualifying veteran. Diverse employees/candidates are encouraged to respond. Helix Electric is committed to developing and maintaining a workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. M/F/D/V

Estimator, Est, Electrical Estimator, Design Build Estimator, Preconstruction, Conceptual Estimator

Keywords: Helix Electric, Oakland , Electrical Estimator, Other , oakland, California

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