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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Nickle Electrical
Physical Address
14 Mill Park Court
Newark, DE 19713
Job Description


Responsible for preparing and/or coordinating the preparation of full estimates on large and complex projects and to provide complete conceptual and total bid price.


• High school diploma or general education degree (GED).
• A minimum of eight years of commercial/industrial/residential experience and/or training.
• Knowledge of codes.
• Knowledge of systems (i.e. fire alarm, security, etc)
• Must be able to meet deadlines.
• Ability to create conceptual estimates based on budgetary proposals and expectations.
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
• Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage.
• Knowledge of construction/safety practices.


• Establish and develops relationships with clients, potential customers, and vendors
• Review bid notices, requests and advertisements with the estimating team to make informed decisions on the best opportunities for the Company.
• Attend pre-bid meetings, walk-throughs, and field surveys.
• Ensure timely completion of estimates by understanding the proper bid date and time and the correct delivery method/location for bids.
• Review construction documents and understand scope of work in order to execute take-offs. Inputs take-offs in computer spreadsheet and On Screen Take-Off (OST) program.
• Compose scope letters, review estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy prior to delivery of bid.
• Disburses bid documents and obtain pricing for materials from vendors/subcontractors.
• Prepare cost analysis for material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead installation costs.
• Review contracts and/or purchase orders for accuracy and to ensure documentation matches estimate (scope, dollar amount, schedule, referenced available documents and issue dates).
• Inform Chief Estimator of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or computer database
• Schedule project turn over meetings, 24 hour bid review meetings, and pre-estimate meetings.
• Assist project manager with job set up and pre-con form.
• Develop and maintain resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
• Attend departmental meetings.
• Seek out and attend educational opportunities (quarterly/monthly).
• Attend events and after work networking functions (quarterly/monthly).
• Determine all bidders and competition for the project
• Identify any special safety considerations on the project and incorporate into the proposal.
• Notify operations, in a timely manner, when a project manager/foreman must be submitted on a bid form.
• Identify cost impact items required for the project (i.e. liquidated damages, P & P bod, extra insurance requirements, etc.)
• Maintain communication with operations to ensure proper manpower if awarded the project.
• Responsible for managing and training the development of Junior Estimators.

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