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Senior Estimator

Lowell, MA 01851

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 21709

Job Description


Job Description

Per Sé Group has an immediate need for a Sr. Estimator for a leading commercial solar and energy storage company. The Senior Estimator will be responsible for all aspects of estimating turnkey Utility-scale solar and storage projects, including conceptual estimates, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating.

Daily Responsibilities:
  • Analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, labor and material estimate for Utility Scale EPC projects.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and apply unit pricing for all material and labor needed to establish a value for the work.
  • Prepare turnkey estimates for all sub trades performing work including electrical, civil, mechanical, and engineering
  • Ensure that the estimating process runs smoothly and efficiently, and client/stakeholder expectations are exceeded throughout the duration of the project(s).
  • Develop and continuously improve the Utility Scale EPC estimating processes. Build and maintain relationships to understand client, designer and subcontractor needs and expectations.
  • Effectively facilitates cost collaboration amongst team members.
  • Effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Understand the full scope of the project through design, document review and asking questions of the design team and owner.
  • Prepare value engineering and risk analysis.
  • Prepare qualifications and assumptions for the estimate.
  • Prepare cost comparisons/reconcile with previous estimates.
  • Develop Scope of Work for proposal submissions
  • Provide constructability review during the estimating process. Create a list of project discrepancies during the estimating review.
  • Work with the pre-construction team to ensure quality control of bids and estimates.
  • Train junior estimators to help implement cost control measures.
  • Support junior estimating team with continuous improvements to estimating tools through the feedback loop process.
  • Support operations team with change order pricing to clients.
  • Support operations with subcontractor change order pricing review and cost control.
  • Oversees a team of junior estimators.

Position Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s Degree in Electrical or Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field; or equivalent trade experience.
  • 7+ years of experience as a Utility Scale Solar & Storage EPC Estimator.
  • Deep understanding of the Utility Scale solar market cost and estimating process
  • Deep understanding of Utility Scale subcontractor resources.
  • Proficient in Estimating, Project Management, and Scheduling software. Accubid, Procore, MS Project preferred.
  • Proven track record of purchasing success in the construction industry.
  • Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to improve processes and create efficiencies.
  • Highly developed sense of professional ethics.
  • Ability to work both on a team as well as independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with tact and diplomacy.
  • Commitment to quality

Job Type: Full-time, Direct

Meet Your Recruiter

Valerie Schiavon

Val came to Per Se with a background in sales and customer service, allowing her to build lasting relationships with her candidates and quickly proving she has always been a “people person.” Her warm and outgoing personality provides for the best possible experience for her candidates, ensuring they always feel comfortable in their new roles. She is best known for being a trusted confidant to job seekers and helping them find the right job opportunity they are looking for. 

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