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Lead Estimator

Company: Bergelectric
Location: North Las Vegas
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:


Lead Electrical Estimator will be responsible for calculating the cost of electrical construction by reviewing and evaluating available documents and developing accurate, competitive, and profitable bid proposals for a variety of electrical projects.


  • Reviews and evaluates project plans and specifications, bid documents, and other relevant project documents to identify what is needed for a project and to create a bid proposal.
  • Calculates the cost of electrical construction based on reviewing and evaluating available documents.
  • Analyzes projects for value engineering options while considering specific job conditions that may affect labor and material to be purchased and installed.
  • Identifies any inconsistent issues, conflicts, and other problems in the bid documents.
  • Identifies strategies to create bid advantages.
  • Assures productivity by effectively managing his/her time.
  • Establishes and maintains high performance and quality standards.
  • Prepares bid documents including specific scope letter for each project, "Blue Sheets" and "Evaluations" with adjustments for buy-outs, labor rate, productivity, etc.
  • Reviews and evaluates bid documents to determine scope of work and profitability for the Company.
  • Anticipates potential problems; is proactive and acts before potential problems become real problems.
  • Prepares "RFI" questions to resolve conflicts and problems.
  • Requests material and equipment quotes from vendors and equipment suppliers. Reviews quotes to confirm adherence to quote requests and accuracy of quotes received.
  • Develops and maintains a positive relationship with vendors and clients.
  • Assist in preparing budget pricing.
  • May attend estimating/sales meetings, and project meetings to discuss bid status, and present/solve problems.
  • May perform job walks to ensure that any field conditions have been observed that may affect the construction, may impact the prospective bid, and/or may impact the pre-construction designs and the build services.
  • Keeps Company management, project management, clients, general contractors, and all others involved in projects current on bid progress.
  • Manages preconstruction activities during the design phase on design-build & design-assist projects.
  • Assists on turnover meetings to operations team upon award of project.
  • Assist in project pursuits and interviews as needed.
  • Is a team player - a positive, well-organized, proactive force to support profit and growth of the Company.
  • Communicates effectively with office personnel, engineers, architects, general contractors, customers, and team members.
  • Is courteous and cordial to our customers.
  • Ensures that the Company's best interests are represented, including profitability and cost control.

    • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Construction Management or similar studies or high school equivalent combined with field experience.
    • A minimum of 5 years of electrical estimating experience on commercial projects, 5 million and larger.
    • Prior experience estimating multi-million electrical projects in the industrial/commercial industry.
    • Design/build experience required.
    • Must be accurate, possess attention to detail and be proactive in pointing out potential issues.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
    • Expert level experience with MS Office.
    • Experience with Accubid and Accubid LiveCount

      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
      • This is largely a sedentary role; however, this role may require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand to complete other administrative functions.

        • This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.

          The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Supervisor or his/her designee.

          Primary Location

          NV-Las Vegas (North Las Vegas)






          Yes, 25 % of the Time

Keywords: Bergelectric, North Las Vegas , Lead Estimator, Professions , North Las Vegas, Nevada

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