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Senior Electrical Estimator

Senior Electrical Estimator

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We want you to join our team.

Through industry-leading innovation our company has forged a legacy of quality and safety since our founding in 1916.

What we offer:

  • Career planning, development & growth 
  •  Industry-leading training programs

Why Walbridge:

  • Large organization with award-winning projects, yet small enough for you to have an impact
  • Strong values which are the foundation of our growth for 100 years
  • International, regional and local recognition for stand-out projects, safety, sustainability, culture, wellness and diversity practices


Primary Functions & Duties:


Prepare contract proposal estimates for electrical work, including the determination of applicable project plans and specifications.


Typical Duties:


Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.


Develop a complete job general conditions estimate


Prepare electrical estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work. Prepare preliminary schedules and competitive bids


Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.

May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.

Lean Construction Initiatives (elimination of waste, 5S, logistics)


Interpret bid documents (drawings, technical specifications, front end documents, etc. to determine scope of work and contents of estimate


Write Requests for Information


Prepare budgets, bulletin estimates and process bulletins


Prepare an estimate review which includes overhead and profit


Plan and develop a project schedule from bid document information and effectively communicate it


Develop and implement a successful Design/Build bidding strategy


Understand design risks associated with Design Build for both designer and major subcontractors


Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work


Develop a Bid Package procurement strategy for a project


Develop front end documents for a Bid Package


Manage/coordinate design to a budget


Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, and/or availability of materials


Develop and implement a successful CM proposal Strategy


Knowledge of contract structure and law that is sufficient to properly evaluate subcontractor’s requests for revisions to “standard” language


Understanding of Insurance and bonding issues as it relates to both standard (GC & CM) and special (Design-Build, full service, etc.) contracts


Negotiate extra work quotations with Customers


Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.


Moderate travel is required


  • 4 year engineering degree or equivalent combinations technical training and/or experience.
  • Advanced knowledge if Accubid estimating software a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years estimating and/or engineering experience to include design build experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of electrical work and PLC controls.
  • Must be familiar with various estimating techniques and cost control, plus ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems essential. Read specifications and drawings
  • Communication, presentation, and teaching skills (written / oral)
  • Knowledge of the Construction Specifications Institute’s (CSI) divisions, Federal, State and Local Health and Safety regulations and how they affect the cost of a project
  • Working knowledge of Accubid estimating system a plus
  • Be able to cultivate strong relationships with the local and regional electrical subcontractor market

EEO/AA Employer M/F/D/V

Walbridge is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, status as an individual with a disability, military, or protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. We prohibit discrimination in decision concerning career development, recruitment, hiring, compensation, benefits, training, termination, promotions, or any other condition of employment.