The Senior Estimator prepares complete cost and budgetary estimates and submittal documents for commercial and utility-scale solar PV projects. Through close collaboration with the Sales, Construction and Engineering departments, the Estimator will develop accurate EPC costs and budgets and compare those estimates to actual expenses throughout a project. The Estimator will manage the project estimation process and be responsible for timely delivery of estimates to sales groups within the company. Support project sales during proposal stage by reviewing bid documents, RFPs, preliminary project information, and site characteristics. Coordinate the entire estimating process from concept through project award and create Bill of Materials for project cost and construction. Develop cost reduction processes and material usage methods to reduce cost of goods while maintaining quality. Develop knowledge of best material suppliers to stay abreast of pricing and other opportunities to provide better value to customers.
5+ years of extensive EPC estimating (ideally in solar or high voltage projects)
Must have hands on knowledge of principles of estimating including budgeting, tracking, change orders.
Intimate knowledge of construction activities, production rates, equipment selection, building types and construction methods.
Experience with MS Office, Project, estimating software (HCSS), and CRM.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Experience developing and implementing new processes, methods and procedures.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.