Lead Construction Estimator

Lead Construction Estimator (CE) is a member of the Project Development Team, in which capacity s/he is responsible and accountable for the development of accurate, timely and competitive estimates of construction costs to support the proposal and change order processes. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Evaluating specifications, drawings, scope documents and other bid package information to ensure that all the information needed to develop an accurate and competitive estimate and win the project is known and understood.
  • Identifying and quantifying risks inherent in the project; communicating to and working with the rest of the Project Development Team to appropriately address and mitigate the risks.
  • Participating in pre-proposal site visits and meetings with potential clients; collecting information, including photographs; analyzing and evaluating all site-specific factors to ensure that they are taken into account in the development of estimates.
  • Developing a thorough understanding of scopes of work provided with requests for proposals and change orders. Where scope information may be unclear or contradictory, developing questions, making inquiries and resolving these uncertainties. Researching scope items that are unfamiliar, and communicating as needed to ensure that the Project Development Team has sufficient understanding of the work to develop the proposal.
  • Developing complete take-offs necessary to itemize quantities and types of materials and components, and acquiring accurate cost information from vendors and suppliers.
  • Determining man-hour, tool and construction equipment requirements along with their respective costs.
  • Soliciting and evaluating proposals for required services from subcontractors and other specialty providers; aggressively following up with subcontractors and suppliers to ensure that their bids are understandable, accurate and timely.
  • Developing and implementing evaluation criteria for subcontractor and bidder prequalification.
  • Supporting Project Managers in the evaluation of subcontractor change order requests.
  • Developing and maintaining good subcontractor and vendor relationships that will augment and support Tri-Technic‚ s estimating and project development efforts.
  • Critiquing estimating performance; evaluating estimates against actual post-project cost information; documenting and communicating lessons learned; archiving and maintaining historical estimates and data; continually improving and updating estimating data sources; driving continuous estimating performance improvement.


Following is a list of typical types of projects for which estimates will be required. The projects may include greenfield (new construction) or brownfield (upgrades and modification of existing facilities, some of which may be energized when the work is done). Most projects will include electrical, mechanical, and civil work.

  • High and Medium Voltage AC Projects ‚ High voltage AC transmission and distribution lines, substations and other facilities that will operate up to and above 500 kV.
  • High Voltage DC Projects ‚ High voltage DC (HVDC) Converter Stations, Transmission Lines, Static VAR compensators and other HVDC facilities up to ¬ 500 kV bipolar DC and above.
  • Power Generation Projects ‚ Hydroelectric, thermal, photovoltaic or thermal solar, wind and other types of power production facilities.
  • Industrial Power Systems ‚ Power and utility systems for industrial plants, military bases, campuses, mining and milling operations and other large-scale, energy-intensive operations.
  • Power System Protection and Control Projects ‚ Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, power monitoring and management systems, battery integration, interfaces and other protection and control systems.
  • Municipal Infrastructure Projects ‚ Water and wastewater treatment plants and other systems.
  • Energy Storage Facilities ‚ Battery storage installations for grid support and power system security; construction of small stand-alone and net-zero micro grids for limited geographic areas.


  • Customer Service
  • Writing, editing and proof reading
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solver


  • Demonstrate professionalism
  • Service oriented
  • Have a sense of urgency to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate initiative
  • Multi-task and set priorities effectively
  • Accomplish goals in a team environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strive for excellence
  • Possess a positive ‚ can do‚ attitude
  • Flexible and adaptive to change

Education and/or Experience:

  • Previous experience estimating projects into the $ 5-10 million range.
  • Minimum 3 years‚ experience estimating in the construction field in similar or related position
  • Experience in the CSI building sectors of the construction industry.
  • Experience with estimating software and spreadsheet design.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Graduate from recognized engineering, architectural or construction management program is an asset.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Word, Project, Outlook
  • Ability to use CAD programs

Work Environment:

  • Ability to work in an office and in the field in a fast paced environment with variable working hours.
  • Enjoy various challenges with a multitasked position from sales through to the completion of a building project.
  • Ideal candidate will have the desire, ability and ambition to work their way up to an executive management position within the firm.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Tri-Technic, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation

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