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    Isobella McNeish

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    3 months ago

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The Senior Renewable Estimator is responsible for preparing and completing bid/submittal documents and cost estimates for renewable (Solar, Wind, Substation, Transmission, and Battery Storage) construction projects. The Senior Estimator is the Lead Estimator for projects and work with other Estimators, suppliers and customers to complete the estimate.



  • Prepare estimate from quantity take-off on project and complete estimate to computer printout.

  • Have an understanding of civil/structural estimating as well as EPC contracting

  • Identify parts of project that may be key to making a competitive estimate.

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.

  • Evaluate possible areas for potential value engineering cost savings.

  • Ensure all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures.

  • Develop labor productivity and (installation unit costs where applicable) based on projected site conditions and historical data.

  • Prepare detailed listing of material and equipment items for the estimate and to obtain quotes.

  • Identify qualified suppliers/subcontractors and be responsible to solicit quotes. Review quotes for completeness and conformance with plans and specs.

  • Responsible for the timely completion of all client-required documents.

  • Draft scope/proposal letters for bid and negotiated projects.

  • Prior to the issuing of the formal bid package, provide to the Chief Estimator a detailed review of scope, technical requirements and pricing for the estimated bid package.


  • Bachelor’s degree in  Construction Management, Engineering or a related field

  • Minimum 4 years’ estimating, or other relevant experience in closing constructions estimates

  • Experience in Accubid Enterprise, Livecount and Bluebeam preferred

  • Experience in CAD or 3D software preferred

  • Experience with MS Project and/or Primavera P6

  • Experience in Solar, Wind, BESS, Substation, and/or Transmission Line construction is preferred