Senior Electrical Estimator

Job Details

Position Type
Full Time
Huntsville, AL - Main Office
Salary Range
Based on Experience


Jesse Stutts, Inc. (JSI) is looking for a Senior Electrical Estimator to prepare detailed estimates for the project based on the design documents, narratives, and specifications, focusing on the Electrical trade. This position will report to the Chief Estimator. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties/Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:


  • Performs routine duties independently, using sound judgment, thoroughness, and competence.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs, analysis, estimates, and studies for all Electrical items incorporated in the scope from conceptual design through completed construction documents. Preliminary design work may be required to complete conceptual estimates.
  • Daily use of Intellibid, Surecount, and Bluebeam.
  • Analyze existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans, specifications, etc.) to determine the required scope that is not already indicated.
  • May supervise Electrical Estimators and Estimating Assistants.
  • Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and equipment vendors to solicit accurate and current pricing of electrical material packages and miscellaneous materials.
  • Perform constructability analysis of project documents. Communicate design and constructability issues to the project team per the project contract.
  • Ensure general conditions and general requirements items are adequately addressed in the estimate.
  • Develop a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed Electrical systems, materials and equipment that are more cost-efficient.
  • Act as a liaison with engineers, design consultants, JSI staff, client and owner representatives to resolve Electrical issues related to the project preconstruction efforts.
  • Prepare estimates and proposals for all contract types including lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.
  • Participate in estimate reviews with the design team and client.
  • Lead project hand-off to operations to ensure proper transfer of knowledge from preconstruction to operations.
  • Prepare scope requisitions for the bidding/procurement of Electrical systems; coordinate with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
  • Lead the evaluation of vendor and subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determine scope coverage and manage risk of scope gaps.
  • Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders.
  • As a representative of Jesse Stutts, Inc. you must always present yourself in a friendly, professional manner.
  • Must perform other duties as assigned.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to handle multiple interruptions and adjustments to priorities throughout the day.
  • Ability to handle situations efficiently and calmly and/or complaints that range from routine to emergency.
  • Excellent memory and organizational ability necessary to organize daily workload, handle multiple responsibilities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.


Education and Experience: 

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Related electrical field experience – journeyman-level experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of the National Electrical Code.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years related Electrical estimating experience on projects ranging in electrical value from $50,000 to $10+ million.
  • Proven written and verbal communication abilities.
  • Proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedules.
  • Knowledge and experience on Design-Build projects is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Intellibid & Surecount preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Performance of the required duties will sometimes require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction.
  • Specific visions abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus
  • Performing this job requires the use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk and hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly work in an office setting. The noise in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally visit and/or work at a construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes, or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is required to work in compliance with company safety policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

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