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Utility Estimator - Construction Industry - (DH)

Job Description


Accurate Personnel is hiring for a Utility Estimator to join our client in Chicago,IL. The Utility Estimator forecasts project costs by gathering details and compiling data to estimate all production costs according to specifications. Earn between $90,000 to $110,000/annually, depending on experience. Apply today to kick start your career!

Utility Estimator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, and produce construction estimates in accordance with our clients policies & procedures

  • Visit job and proposal sites performing estimates and gathering current cost data

  • Prepare, coordinate, review and distribute construction estimates in accordance with our client's procedures

  • Develop and maintain cost databases to support estimating needs

  • Support the field workforce in the preparation of estimates for change orders and claims

  • Prepare reports and analysis pertinent to construction estimating as requested by management

  • Produce reasonable schedules to support a construction estimate

  • Analyze bidding results to determine areas for improvement and implement improvements in future bids

  • Prepare bills of material and other information for use by purchasing or the appropriate department

  • Develop crew and equipment requirements with project managers

  • Responsible for maintaining existing relationships and also building new relationships

  • Reviews and evaluates incoming estimating opportunities vs. existing estimating commitments

  • Responsible for logging in bids to appropriate software for sales tracking purposes, etc

  • Create and present proposals in a professional manner

  • Responsible for contract review after the award of a project

  • Also, after the award of a project, responsible to ensure estimate is turned over to project management, giving appropriate information to the operations department with a clear definition of the work to be performed, by means of proper documentation and verbal discussions

  • May request certificates of insurance

  • May order material submittals

  • Other duties as assigned by Account Manager, Senior Project Manager or Project Manager

Utility Estimator Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, or combination of related education and experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project, Word, Excel, and AutoCAD a plus

  • Ability to read and understand civil, architectural, structural, mechanical plans and specifications as they relate to electrical and/or other utility work

  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills with great ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines



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