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Electrical Estimator (construction)

Pieper Electric, Inc. in Kenosha, WI 53140 USA

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Benefits Offered

401K, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life

Employment Type


Pieper Electric’s Kenosha facility is seeking an Estimator that will be responsible for all aspects of construction cost estimates and proposals of electrical subcontract work. This responsibility will include the timeliness, quality, accuracy, and output for all estimates.

For a high-drive individual, this position has the potential to grow with added responsibility and opportunity.

Essential Functions

  • Prepare detailed accurate material, labor, equipment, subcontracts, construction facilities, etc. estimates.
  • Attend on-site pre-bid/proposal conferences and site visits to determine scope of work, accessibility and content of estimates
  • Review instructions and proposal specifications, drawings, technical data, etc. necessary to estimate the work.
  • Prepare scope specifications and requirements, prepare and inputs project schedules, perform quantity take-offs, prepare cost summary sheets, and input quantities into estimating software
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, other bids, job reports, into unit and man-hour figures for estimates.
  • Prepare full-scope estimates on small, medium, and large-scale projects, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ensure all documentation is maintained to support estimate figures.
  • Work with Project Managers, Engineering, and management, as needed, in the preparation and final evaluation of bids.
  • Ensure the best possible material and subcontracting costs.
  • Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness.
  • Develop relationships with subcontractors and suppliers by creating strategic alliances to ensure competitiveness.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as directed.

Skills and Experience

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience estimating $100K-$5M electrical construction projects
  • Strong knowledge of estimating techniques, engineering disciplines, and cost control techniques
  • Ability to read, understand and organize construction plans and specifications
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Accubid software preferred
  • Must be capable of effectively communicating with all levels of project and operations management and the client
  • Must identify potential problems and elevate these to the appropriate level(s) of management
  • Good planning and organizational skills required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills needed
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Good interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.

Pieper Electric is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Disabled/Veterans/Females are encouraged to apply

Pieper Electric, Inc.

About Pieper Electric, Inc.:

At Pieper Electric, Inc., "Our People Are Our Power" isn't just a phrase; it's our way of life. We work tirelessly to keep our people safe, enlighten and stimulate their minds, and teach them how to be good stewards to the community in a truly Serving way. From these efforts, we are able to maintain the highest quality standards in the industry. We back up our quality installations with exceptional service and business performance few can match.

Pieper Electric, Inc. is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the country. Operating since 1947, we are a full service electrical/mechanical, construction, and service company with divisions based in Wisconsin with affiliates throughout the United States. Pieper is a large contractor divided into small, highly specialized units, offering today's widest range of services in electrical and mechanical, plumbing & HVAC, data/comm., automation & controls, energy management, and underground construction. Our expertise allows us to serve as a powerhouse in the industrial, residential, and commercial settings. Pieper Electric, Inc. is an employee owned company which also does business as Ideal Mechanical, Spring City Electric, HiTech, and Schultz Electric through a network of locations that service both Wisconsin and Illinois.

Pieper Electric and its parent company PPC Partners have operations in nine states with over 1,300 employees nationally producing $250 million in revenue a year. We are committed to being the leading contractor for quality electrical service and seek competent, ambitious, ethical employees, who are willing to learn and grow for a lifetime using a servant leadership philosophy. Our employees must exhibit mutual respect, a servant's heart, integrity, and high performance. As an Employer of Choice, we seek knowledge-based workers who believe in continuous learning, ethical standards and high morals and values.

Pieper Electric is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees, to view our EEO policy statement, please visit:

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Posted date: 22 days ago

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