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Senior Estimator, Renewables Division at Cupertino Electric

Senior Estimator, Renewables Division

Cupertino Electric San Jose, CA Full-Time
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Position: Senior Estimator, Renewables Division

Reports to: Assistant Chief Estimator, Renewables Division

HQ is in San Jose California, for the right individual we may consider candidates who could work from a remote home office, in the US.

Position Summary: The Senior Estimator is responsible for leading utility-scale solar PV and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) estimates, including self-perform and subcontracted scopes of work. 

Essential Functions:

  • Perform all levels and types of estimating, planning, scheduling, and cost engineering for project activities
  • Accurately perform material take-offs for renewable energy projects
  • Review, evaluate and negotiate material quotes
  • Develop and maintain material vendor relationships
  • Management of subcontractors:
    • Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors/partners
    • Manage subcontractor database
    • Prepare vendor Requests for Quotes and evaluate vendor pricing
    • Understanding of power delivery, including substations and transmission lines
    • Understanding of all engineering scopes, including electrical, mechanical, structural, civil, and permitting and permitting compliance
  • Train and develop junior estimators
  • Understand and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Review and implement lessons learned to ensure estimating data is accurate and competitive
  • Research new products and installation techniques and develop cost roadmaps to ensure competitive pricing
  • Ability to interpret construction plans and specifications
  • Ability to operate in a high-stress environment to provide critical project deliverables in the form of engineering, procurement, and construction estimates with supporting documentation to meet milestone proposal dates
  • Understanding of shipping and logistics with respect to cost estimating
  • Maintenance of solar database, including vendors, subs, and take off items
  • Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with team members while working remotely

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Construction Management preferred, or significant relevant experience
  • 10+ years of estimating experience in solar PV and battery energy storage and/or procurement of materials and services
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and negotiation skills
  • Experience with Engineer, Procure, Construct (EPC) estimates
  • Experience with MS Office
  • Experience with Accubid or similar estimating software
  • Utility and/or commercial PV experience
  • Existing relationships with Tier 1 vendors


Recommended Skills

  • Analytical
  • Business Relationship Management
  • Communication
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Cost Modelling
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