Chief Estimator

1161585
  • Job type

    Permanent
  • Location

    Irvine
  • Profession

    Construction
  • Industry

    Construction
  • Pay

    $170,000-$210,000

Chief Estimator

Your new company

Our client is a top 10 ENR General Contractor that specializes in water and other critical infrastructure and over the past decade, they have grown tremendously, including projects over $350 million. They currently have a backlog of projects over 1 billion dollars.


Your new role

Develop Accurate Estimates:

  • Create precise and timely electrical construction estimates.
  • These estimates serve as the foundation for competitive bids and proposals.
  • Clients include General Contractors, Owners, Developers, and end-users.
Analyze and Interpret:
  • Thoroughly examine detailed drawings and specifications.
  • Understand project requirements and constraints.
Value-Engineered Alternatives:
  • Identify and price alternatives to original plans and specifications.
  • Optimize cost-effectiveness while maintaining quality.
Budget Pricing:
  • Generate budget estimates based on schematic drawings and narrative descriptions.
Drafting and Communication:
  • Prepare scope letters, proposals, and vendor solicitations.
  • Foster positive relationships with clients and vendors.
Leadership and Development:
  • Lead the Estimating Department.
  • Mentor junior personnel.
  • Maintain and enhance computerized estimating programs and databases.
Deadline Management:
  • Work efficiently under time pressure.
  • Remain composed and calm.
Change-Orders and Handoffs:
  • Handle change-orders during ongoing projects.
  • Facilitate smooth transitions from estimating to operations by clearly communicating detailed scopes of work, specifications, and job-specific conditions.
Quality Assurance:
  • Review estimates created by others for accuracy and completeness.
Company Standards:
  • Contribute to defining and communicating company standards for estimating electrical design/build and plans and specs work.


What you'll need to succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field + 12 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Working knowledge of Accubid Anywhere utilizing Live Count estimating software is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in electrical power, instrumentation/controls, schematics and control diagrams.
  • Experience in Concrete structures and Wastewater Treatement Plants

What you'll get in return

  • The salary range for this position is between $160,000 - $210,000 DOE

  • Comprehensive benefits plan includes medical, dental and vision coverage


What you need to do now


If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your resume, or call Jonathan Lopez at 424-348-2968

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Located in Los Angeles, Suite 1901, 515 South Flower StreetTelephone:  4243482968