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Electrical Estimator

Company: Braun Electric Company, Inc.
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Job Description:

About Us: Braun Electric Company began in 1945 in Taft, CA. Enterprising and tough as nails, our founder F.W. Braun purchased the first line truck in the area and started setting poles using his vehicle mounted auger while his competitors were still digging with spades. Over 70 years later, this spirit of innovation and determination is still at the core of who we are. Today, Braun Electric implements a robust network of state-of-the-art technology and equipment to keep our edge over the competition, and we never stop improving. Job Summary: Qualified candidates must have thorough understanding of estimating software and industrial and commercial electrical installations and estimating. Responsibilities will include: Preparing full estimates, Preparing Subcontractor and Vendor RFP's, preparing detailed proposal letters, providing change order assistance on current and ongoing projects, developing and maintaining estimating database including assemblies and template estimates. This position reports directly to VP of Construction Description of Duties: Attend pre-bid or team scope review meetings and understand the complete scope of work required, with sometimes-limited information. Review, interpret and accurately estimate the scope of assigned work as described in the project documents. Managing multiple projects and deadlines with ability to prioritize and complete tasks Able to see the overall requirements of customer satisfaction without losing sight of the details. Expert knowledge/understanding of all electrical work and materials required. Understanding of the NEC National Electric Code as applied to estimating. Capable of accurately taking off multiple electrical systems and entering items into estimating program McCormick. Systems to include but not to the following: (lighting, lighting control, dimming, devices, fire alarm, A/V, modular wiring, grounding, motor and equipment connections, generators, power distribution equipment, feeders, UPS, etc. Must be able to recognize/identify potential discrepancies and errors in documents and develop RFI questions for timely response. Any/all information of this type should be reviewed with the Chief Estimator/Supervisor for proper response and resolution. Advanced use capabilities of McCormick software estimating system and the ability to input information is required. Must be able to move easily within the system and be experienced in the building of assemblies. Solicit and collect subcontractor and vendor bids or quotations. Locate, notify and send bid information to subcontractors and vendors for quotations on outsourced work. Evaluate bids of subcontractors and vendors for completeness of scope of work, schedule, compliance with specifications, or other bid requirements. Work as a team with other estimators, company divisions and departments. Compile and finalize the estimate within time deadline and participate in team reviews with management on bid day. Develop budget estimates by performing accurate quantity take offs using plans and specifications, or conceptual estimates from minimal design information. Assist field operations with the estimate after bid award. Qualifications: A combination of education, training and experience in cost estimating electrical construction (a four-year degree in Engineering, Construction Technology or a related field is desirable) Experienced applicants must have a minimum of 2 years working for an electrical contractor with direct experience in estimating electrical construction projects as an Estimator. Knowledge of electrical power, lighting and low voltage electrical systems Candidate must possess a thorough understanding of electrical design documents in various stages of design completion Must be skilled in prioritizing, problem solving, multi-tasking and organizing. Excellent communication and computer skills are required. Experience organizing and managing complex and diverse estimating projects. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Aligns assignments to achieve customer and company objectives Must demonstrate commitment to company values. Must demonstrate ability to analyze and solve problems. Must be a team player

Keywords: Braun Electric Company, Inc., Bakersfield , Electrical Estimator, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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