Estimator - Power & Energy - Full-time - Maine, No

at Cianbro in Pittsfield, Maine, United States

Job Description

This position requires the preparation of proposals and estimates for Substation and/or Transmission projects, depending on the candidate's experience. The position will review pertinent requests, specifications, and drawings to determine the scope of work and required contents to estimate materials specificity, quantity, and cost. This individual will participate in the preparation of the required proposal elements.


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


Job Responsibilities

Develop preliminary estimate plan and assess the ability to meet RFP dates

Independently identify the scope of work and perform specificity, quantity, and cost takeoff from RFQ information

Review available plans and specifications to ensure the estimate is in compliance with client requirements

Perform conceptual estimates at times when detailed design information is not yet available

Work on multiple estimates concurrently

Solicit pricing from material Vendors and Subcontractors

Participate as a member of a team on larger estimates and contribute to the overall estimate

Ensure that estimates are complete, well organized, and ready for review by management

Develop project schedules to ensure that projects can be completed to meet the owner's requirements, and that company resources are utilized efficiently

Ensure that estimates address all potential safety risks and concerns

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

Ensure compliance with company standards and client requirements

Play a key part during the preparation of proposal technical information, and develop the basis of the proposal, when required

Ensure that proposals meet company and regional financial goals and that contractual requirements of the project are acceptable

Maintain base bid documents and organize estimate information per company protocols

Assist the project team by providing technical guidance on the project delivery in terms of means and methods for successful bids, and continue this support for the duration of the project on smaller jobs

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

Assist in the development of project budgets and monitoring contract changes on successful proposals

Perform additional duties, as required


 Qualifications/ Requirements

Engineering degree or equivalent experience in a technical field and/or related experience

Minimum of three years of substation/transmission estimating experience

Requires strong computer skills, familiarity with scheduling and estimating software (HCSS) and MS Office

Conceptual estimating skills

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, genetic information, or other legally protected status.


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: 652495

Posted On: Dec 10, 2021

Updated On: Mar 10, 2022