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Estimator- Renewable Energy

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
MJ Electric
Physical Address

Glen Ellyn, IL 60138
Job Description

Estimator- Renewable Energy


Title:Estimator- Renewable Energy



Location:Glen Ellyn, IL


Position Purpose

Assist in the development of technical scope of work and independently develop cost estimates and resource requirements for electrical capital construction projects involving substations, overhead/underground transmission and overhead/underground distribution systems for the Renewable Energy Group.


+ Assist with the request for overhead transmission and overhead distribution related proposal preparation and evaluations, project specifications, and pricing schedules.

+ Prepare project estimates based on limited information and general scopes of work, often lacking specific precedence.

+ Assist project team in scoping of projects for engineering, construction, and contractual requirements.

+ Develop detailed project estimates based on company standards and site specific facility drawings.

+ Perform material take-offs and cost analysis to support estimates.

+ Assist with the development of pricing schedules and weighting criteria for proposal evaluations.

+ Provide expert judgment of costs to support competitive bid and negotiated contracts.

+ Assist with the development of standardized historical cost databases and application tools to aid future estimates.

+ To provide oversight, coordination, management support and technical expertise for all aspects of overhead transmission and overhead distribution utility construction projects.

+ Assist in job hand off from estimating to field project supervision.

+ Work with the MJE Purchasing Department on material orders and required submittals

+ Work closely with Project Management, Operations and Project Controls to refine submittals, pricing, bid strategy and project progress

+ Standardize historical cost data bases and application tools to aid with future estimates

+ Travel to project(s) as needed

+ Quote change orders from drawing changes, RFI’s, etc.


+ Ability to work independently and meet deadlines

+ Ability to anticipate and meet internal customer needs

+ Proven communication, organizational and interpersonal skills

+ Ability to maintain confidentiality

+ Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Outlook

+ Knowledge of Acubid or other estimating software programs

+ Proficient in the use of Excel

+ Knowledge of overhead transmission and overhead distribution electrical construction practices

+ Knowledge of contract law, engineering and estimating principles

+ Demonstrated experience with Request For Proposal preparation and evaluation

+ Demonstrated experience estimating projects throughout their life cycle

+ Ability to read and interpret engineering and construction drawings and read and create electrical one-line diagrams

+ Extensive understanding of engineering and construction pricing


+ BS/BA in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent experience

+ 3-5 years of estimating, project management, design or construction management experience with a focus on electrical utility construction

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