Interstates Companies Electrical Estimator in Fort Collins, Colorado

TitleElectrical EstimatorCity/TownFort CollinsState/ProvinceCODescription The position of Electrical Estimator at Interstates Construction involvesspecialized work in estimating electrical construction projects. The projectswill vary from industrial to commercial in nature and will include variousindustries. This position prepares and assists in the creation of jobestimates. If working in a dual role as a Project Manager, it would alsoinclude participation in the delivery of these projects.Major Performance Objectives: A strong predictor of success for anElectrical Estimator would be to estimate project costs confidently andaccurately, while working within the team environment. A proficientestimator should also be able to complete estimates within the required bidcycles.Keys to Achieving Performance Objectives: Be able to estimate projects lessthan one million dollars confidently, while working within the teamenvironment.* Effectively utilizing the following technology to complete theestimates: 1.Accubid: Using common assemblies to complete efficienttake-offs to free up time to work on other tasks 2.Microsoft Word:Composing proposals in Interstates formats & fonts 3.Microsoft Excel:Utilizing formulas in excel to speed up pricing time* Ability to priceprojects competitively in the marketplace within +/- 5% of market value* Ability to work with venders/purchasing to solicit material pricing*Ability to write winning proposals/scopes of work* Understanding our projectexecution systems and how this impacts our pricing structure* Understandingcompany productivity rates of projects under construction and to be able toappKey skill requirements: * Electrical knowledge (Field experience,education and/or knowledge of the National Electric Code)* Ability todetermine project scopes by reading and reviewing drawings* Ability tocomplete accurate take-off of materials from reading plans and specificationsand vision to relate this to project realities* Ability to determine scopesand high level electrical design to complete pricing for design build projects(or work effectively with engineers to complete scope definition)* Abilityto communicate effectively and concisely with customers, vendors and otherproject team members* Self-starter/self leadership to complete projectswithin bid time constraints (time management)* Ability to utilizetechnology (Microsoft office, electronic bidding programs) to completetake-offs, bills of materials, professional proposals, and bid forms*Ability to work well under pressure* Ability to understand customers needsthrough communications to provide confidence in scope and execution abilitiesTeam: This position requires polished interpersonal skills to buildrelationships with external customers for example, venders for best materialpricing and General Contractors for loyalty. It also requires interface withmultiple internal departments and team members to gather information tofinalize estimates.Your job location (corporate or regional office) will determine the amountof time you will interact with: * Human resources for labor rates andmanpower requirements* Accounting for sales tax (Also for projections andbillings if managing a project)* Legal department for contract reviews andexecutions* Proposal teams (Business Development, Project Manager) tohelp build winning proposals* Post award teams (assist with changes,assist with managing customer relations, lead project kick-offs)Organization: An Electrical Estimator's ability to accurately determinescope and pricing of a project has a direct impact on the profitability ofInterstates ConstructionInterstates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and providesa drug free work environment. All applicants will receive consideration foremployment without regard to age, race, gender, creed, color, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin,religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, orstatus as a cov