Senior Electrical Estimator – Renewable Energy

The Estimator will participate in all aspects of the bid/estimating/procurement/design process from review of plans and specifications to soliciting and negotiating prices from subcontractors/suppliers through completion of bid/estimating efforts including closeout. You will also perform quantity take-offs, pricing, scoping, and bidding of construction projects.Key Responsibilities

  • Performs quantity take-offs.
  • Assists in the pricing and bidding of commercial, renewable, substation, and battery storage projects.
  • Supports team with overall electrical system design analysis.
  • Communicates with, engineers and consultants to clarify scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements, and documents these clarifications.
  • Design review of electrical drawings, specifications, calculations, and studies.
  • Review of electrical studies including but not limited to load flow, reactive power capability, short circuit, relay coordination and arc flash.
  • Conduct site visits and inspection as necessary.
  • Conducts reviews of milestone design documents to identify, develop and price value alternative opportunities in order to provide enhanced value to our clients.
  • Actively participates in the internal estimate review process.
  • Assists with final assembly of estimate for presentation to owner.
  • Collects and organizes all bid information for future reference.
  • Aids field operations with change order pricing if needed.
  • Directs, coordinates and provides information and documents to subcontractors.
  • Prepares contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts and purchase orders.
  • Participates in hard bid/estimating and GMP budgeting activities by soliciting subcontractor support and evaluating bids.
  • Builds relationships with subcontractors and vendors to obtain a competitive advantage for McCarthy.
  • Attends industry events and represents McCarthy to the industry in a professional capacity.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with internal McCarthy clients.
  • Keeps current with latest estimating technology and techniques.
  • Implement all applicable Safety Programs and EEO/Affirmative Action Programs.
  • Develop and input material data and assemblies into estimating software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering or 2-5 years of equivalent experience required.
  • General knowledge of Electrical principles and processes.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • General knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids, and GMP processes.
  • Working knowledge of estimating technology and tools such as OST, Accubid, Traser, and BIM related software.
  • Excellent computer skills, and proficient with Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Attention to detail at a high level.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with McCarthy core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to estimating.

For Colorado locations only: In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB19-085), we are including McCarthy’s good-faith and reasonable estimate of a range of entry level base compensation at the time of the posting. This does not include possible bonus and other benefits which can impact total compensation. Given the dynamic nature of the large-scale commercial construction industry, a candidate’s project portfolio and background can change the role and compensation for which that candidate might be qualified. The title and pay range for this role could change based on candidate qualifications and experience. Pay Range: $78,800 – $93,700

McCarthy Building Companies is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Job Category
Energy Generation and Mining
Job Type
USD 78,800.00 - 93,700.00 per year
United States
Career Level