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Senior Estimator

Wilmington, DE | Direct Hire

Post Date: 12/06/2017 Areas of Expertise: Accounting & Finance Pay Rate: $60K-$115K / year

Contemporary Staffing Solutions is currently looking for a Senior Estimator in Wilmington, DE.

The Senior Electrical Estimator is responsible for managing the electrical estimating process from beginning to end, and producing comprehensive bid estimates for commercial construction projects. In this role, you will demonstrate your construction cost estimating techniques and knowledge in quantity takeoffs, as you complete the entire bid from the beginning to the completion of the tender.

Responsibilities of the Senior Estimator:

  • Produce accurate estimates of material and labor costs for the electrical element of the project.
  • Prepare and send out accurate electrical estimates and tender documentation.
  • Analyze all quotes received for electrical material and labor costs and effectively utilize negotiation skills to achieve the best value.
  • Evaluate technical requirements and estimating costs to determine prices and margins of all electrical equipment.
  • Create estimates/quotations to potential customers - ensuring both the customer and business needs are met and the estimate is line with requirements.
  • Work closely with Branch Manager, Subcontractors, Contract Engineers and Area Development Managers during the estimating/tender process - building solid working relationships.
  • Utilize estimating software such as Accubid with online bid portals for final submissions.
  • Evaluate bid opportunities and liaise with potential clients, working within project deadlines to produce accurate electrical estimates.
  • Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications.
  • Review quotes and estimates with Project Team and prepare recommendations for resolution of any project risks.
  • Identify and report escalation factors in marketplace for specific materials and labor rates.
  • After submittal, actively compare and analyze competitive subcontract and supplier bids.
  • Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates.

Qualifications of Senior Estimator:

  • Ten plus years of relevant electrical estimating experience.
  • Able to estimate all types of building projects, including institutional, commercial and industrial construction.
  • Knowledge of typical electrical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and estimating software (Accubid preferred).
  • Ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment with very tight deadlines.


  • Bonus
  • Car allowance
  • Commuter benefits

Amanda Haugh

Amanda is the CSS Internal Corporate Trainer, who also specializes in direct hire recruitment for the Professional Staffing Group, focusing on Accounting and Finance, Mortgage, Call Center/Office, Sales, and Human Resources professionals.

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