Estimating Manager - Power & Energy - Full-time -

at Cianbro in Pittsfield, Maine, United States

Job Description

The Estimating Manager will be responsible for managing and overseeing all estimating activities in regards to transmission and distribution bids, predominantly serving high voltage electrical distribution, transmission, and substation projects.


This role offers the flexibility of working at one of our offices located in Maine, Connecticut, Maryland, Illinois, and Texas.



Work with operations to identify and select project estimates, request for proposals, and request for information events

Develop an overall estimate plan on larger projects and coordinate the estimating team, as necessary to roll-up all information into the final estimate

Manage and assign estimating resources to projects selected to estimate

Participate in all estimate reviews alongside the Senior Management Team

Support business development with technical information and client meetings as requested

Foster and maintain strategic Subcontractor and Vendor relationships

Participate in contract and change order negotiations

Ensure that estimates address all potential safety risks and concerns, and comply with company standards and client requirements

Develop innovative means and methods for the completion of projects to increase our competitiveness and project margins

Ensure estimates are complete, well organized, and ready for review by the estimating management team

Ensure proposals are in alignment with the bidding opportunity and other factors

Coordinate with the Cianbro operations team on successful bids to provide a thorough transition to the project team

Continuously improve internal estimating templates and procedures and improve consistency with budgets and job cost tracking

Manage web-based procurement accounts of Cianbro

Perform additional duties, as required



Four-year engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training and/or experience

Demonstrated ability to adapt to and manage in fast-paced ever-changing environment

Minimum of five years estimating experience with utility-scale transmission, distribution and/or substations

Strong computer skills, including estimating software (HCSS) and MS Office, and experience with scheduling on Primavera

Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written, with the ability to produce highly professional estimates.

Successful track record in client relations and upholding impeccable business ethics and standards.


Cianbro is an employee-owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on marital status, race, color, creed, gender, sex, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, veteran status, union affiliation, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, sexual orientation, or genetic information.


Cianbro is an employee owned, tobacco-free, equal opportunity employer of women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected categories.

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Job Posting: 604389

Posted On: Sep 10, 2021

Updated On: Sep 10, 2021