Chief Estimator (Electrical Contractor)

Edison, New Jersey

Posted in Building and Construction

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Job Info

Job Title: Chief Estimator

Location: Edison, NJ

About Us: Forest Electric NJ is a subsidiary of EMCOR Group. We are proud of our position as one of New Jersey's leading single-source electrical construction and telecommunications services suppliers. We have over 50 years of expertise in data center infrastructure, healthcare, substation, financial infrastructure, network design, structured cabling, electrical system design-build, installation and maintenance.

Job Summary: Forest Electric NJ seeks an experienced Chief Electrical Estimator for its Edison, NJ location. The position is responsible for producing estimates for electrical power, lighting, and low voltage electrical systems. Candidates must have experience with medium voltage substation and distribution, preferably with pharmaceuticals, hospitals and/or data centers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare detailed estimates including assigning material and labor values to take-offs for electrical power, lighting, and low voltage electrical systems.
  • Acquire vendor pricing on specialty materials, equipment, and systems.
  • Lead estimate review; periodically follow-up with personnel to review cost trends, forecast (or bids) versus the final estimate.
  • Ensure estimate compliance with contract documents, plans and specifications, electrical codes, and company standards.
  • Direct, coach and motivate a team of electrical estimators and support staff to ensure accountability and productivity.
  • Negotiate and review bids to sub-contractors, vendors and suppliers, reviews scopes of work and analyze costs as bids are received.
  • Take an active role in the preparation, review and recommendation of contract scope changes and field related change orders.
  • Interface with customers and clients as it relates to the quality and timeliness of services, and maintain strong relationships and industry contacts.
  • Assist in presentation preparation, and actively participate in project kick-off and turn-over meetings.
  • Assist project management as it relates to certain projects and will partner with other employees.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be occasionally required to commute to field locations.
  • Regular, predictable and reliable on-site attendance is an essential function of the job.
  • Ten (10) plus years experience in estimating commercial electrical construction projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in electrical power and lighting, medium voltage substation and distribution, preferably with pharmaceuticals, hospitals and/or data centers.
  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively organize and manage multiple projects, and work with minimal supervision.
  • Experience in hard-bid contract work as well as conceptual estimating.
  • Working knowledge of ConEst estimating software is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proven communication and interpersonal skills.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee should expect to sit for long periods in front of a computer and is also required to travel to construction job site locations as needed.

While visiting job site locations, the employee may be required to work outdoors, be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical and electrical parts; high, precarious places; dust, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions, extended exposure to sunlight; cold and heat; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The Company requires all new hires to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
Notice to prospective employees: There have been fraudulent postings and emails regarding job openings. EMCOR Group and its companies list open positions here. Please check our available positions to confirm that a post or email is genuine.
EMCOR Group and its companies do not reach out to individuals to help with marketing or other similar services. If an individual is contacted for services outside of EMCOR's normal application process - it is probably fraudulent.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. Equal Opportunity Employer/Veteran/Disabled.




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