Title: Chief Estimator
Location: AZ, local candidates preferred, but relocation is possible
Duration: Permanent
Pay Range: $120k – $160k
Target start date / availability: ASAP
The Chief Estimator is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing the Estimating team for various electrical construction projects. This includes administering operating budgets, staffing, work assignments, salary and performance reviews. The Chief Estimator will also support and administer all department standards and procedures as well as be responsible for the final review and approvals of estimate packages. The Chief Estimator will coordinate with the Operations Manager and Division Manager for the selection of projects to pursue.
Essential Functions:

  • Take on leadership functions within the Estimating department
  • Review and evaluate requests for estimates, proposals and/or qualifications
  • Prepare weekly bid calendar and ensure timely completion of estimates
  • Review estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy
  • Maintain and improve precision database
  • Develop and maintain cost data, including labor and equipment rates, installation methods and production rates
  • Develop and maintain estimating procedures and guidelines
  • Prepare reports as needed
  • Set departmental budget
  • Determine constructability requirements
  • Lead, direct, and audit the work of assigned staff; act as a mentor
  • Advise staff of company policy expectations
  • Coordinate employee performance reviews
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and new clients
  • May develop training requirements for the estimating staff
  • Regular and predictable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Essential functions of this position are to be performed in a Company-designated office or field location
  • Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Code of Business Conduct and Ethics Policy and other industry-specific professional and ethical standards


  • Previous experience as a Lead or Senior level Estimator
  • 10+ years of experience within the construction industry
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field; combination of relevant education and experience considered in lieu of degree


  • Working knowledge of the N.E.C. and local codes
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and estimating software
  • Team player with excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to read and understand civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, etc. plans and specifications to include blueprints, proposals and other documents
Job Number: 18529
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