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Chief Electrical Estimator

J.F. Electric

Aug 4, 2020

Position Details

  • Work Location: Edwardsville, IL
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range: compensation commensurate with experience
  • Required Education: College



Highly detailed work comparing contract specifications to submitted bids to ensure that factors like size, quantity, color, and timing are aligned with customer specifications 

Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews specifications and plans to determine the scope of work on projects 
  • Develops and maintains relationships with all project managers, superintendents, subcontractors and estimators 
  • Assesses needs and gathers information from multiple stakeholders at the onset of a new project; presents data and information 
  • Meticulously attends to a myriad of details 
  • Works closely with Project Accountants and others to forecast costs and set appropriate pricing to result in predetermined margins of profitability
  • Vets subcontractors and bids for minimum qualifications, experience and suitability for jobs 
  • Maintains open and frequent communication with PMs, other Estimators, Foremen, General Foremen, Superintendents, Subcontractors, Accounting team, vendors, owners and clients  
  • Spends significant time on the phone every day 
  • In meetings and on job sites, fosters an environment of reliable safety, high quality, accuracy, and completeness  
  • Conducts gap analysis when projects close comparing actual costs to anticipated costs, profits, and timelines; makes recommendations for future bids; communicates lessons learned to all appropriate parties to prevent mistakes and repetitive problems; seeks out ways to improve scheduling, quality, efficiency, communication and procedures 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • The person in this role will uphold the culture of J.F. Electric on company premises or at company sponsored events. 

     Required Education, Experience or Background: 

    • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering or Business preferred, but not required
  • 10+ years' Construction or Electrical contracting experience required
    • Degree may count towards years of experience at employer's discretion
  • Accubid Enterprise experience is a plus
  • Senior electrical estimator experience is a plus
  • Commercial and industrial project (C&I) experience is required
  • Ability to adhere to a schedule and reliably show up for all scheduled shifts on time
  • Strong skills with organization and attention to detail
  • Computer proficiency required; Prima Vera and MS Project experience would be beneficial
  • Experience with detailed plan review and quantity surveys helpful 
  • Analytical skills and critical thinking skills required 
  • Classes in project management, construction, costing or analysis heavily weighted; exposure to or experience in engineering, construction or project management a plus 
  • Solid communication skills required; ability to assertively and respectfully push for information essential 
  • Extensive travel to job sites required
  •  Physical Requirements of the Role:

    • Must be able to drive, have drivers' license and clean driving record
  • Ability to focus on detailed work for prolonged periods of time is essential
  • Sitting, standing, walking, keyboarding, talking on the phone

  • Company Information


    J.F. Electric is an electrical contractor that’s in the business of creating connections — providing engineering expertise, backed up by a construction and installation know-how in a diverse range of service offerings — from utilities and commercial projects to industrial and telecommunications customers. Our smart solutions deliver value from pre-planning to long after the project is complete.

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