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Estimating Manager, Solar

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: San Diego, California
  • Salary: US$130000 - US$140000 per annum
  • Job reference: 297913/001_1529530787
  • Sector: Solar, LVI Associates
  • Date posted: 20/06/2018

Estimating Manager, Solar

This is an exciting opportunity to join an established Electrical Contractor who is actively growing their portfolio of Renewable energy projects and have created a new position for an Solar Estimating Manager, who will act as both individual contributor and team leader as the company continues to build out this division of the business.


  • Review and incorporate historical data from past projects, subcontractor costs, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of the estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating the complete takeoff of the scope of work.
  • Participate in bid strategy and presentation meetings as requested.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures.
  • Manage RFP process for necessary suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Continual development of working knowledge relevant to the industry (project site visits, etc.)


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering/construction management degree or equivalent combination of technical training and experience required.
  • A minimum 3 years' experience in estimating, cost control and/or engineering experience related to renewable, power transmission, distribution and/or substation construction is desired.
  • An advanced knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, plus the ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems is essential.
  • A prior knowledge of scheduling programs desired.
  • Understanding of Project Management Methodology a plus.
  • Must have the ability to prepare complex proposals with minimal supervision.
  • Good communicative and interpersonal skills required.
  • Experience with electronic bid software.
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