• Posted on: Jun 05, 2024
  • Location: Billings, MT
  • Job ID: dc8a12f8
  • Type: Full Time
  • Posted on: Jun 05, 2024
  • Location: Billings, MT
  • Job ID: dc8a12f8
  • Type: Full Time

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Position Overview: The Lead Estimator will be responsible for providing full electrical estimating and proposal preparation for all types of industrial facilities, including both new construction and maintenance, for projects up to $20M in value. Estimates will cover all types of contracts in the energy, mining, power, manufacturing, pulp/paper, agricultural, pharma, and other industries which the company serves.


Job Duties:

  • Coordinate attendance to bid meetings and walk throughs at various client locations to determine project scope, complexities, accessibilities, and required content of proposal.
  • Review instructions and proposal specifications, drawings, technical data necessary to provide a complete proposal for the customer.
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, previous proposals, job reports, etc. into unit and man hour figures for cost and production-based estimates.
  • Prepare full-scope estimates on small, medium, and large-scale projects, in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Provide a project/estimate turnover and technical support for projects as needed to ensure effective project implementation.
  • Review Field Change Orders for assigned projects and provide estimates if necessary.
  • Ensure all documentation is maintained to support estimate figures.
  • Work with Project Managers, Superintendents, and other management staff, as needed, in the preparation and final evaluation of bids.
  • Secure best possible material and subcontracting costs by evaluating multiple quotes and proposals.
  • Perform additional responsibilities as required or assigned by Division Manager.
  • Tracking of RFP submissions from receipt to submission to client feedback
  • Tracking of win/loss rate (evaluated by both number of estimates and dollar value of estimates)
  • Development of historical cost and production database, activity code book, and standardized cost codes
  • Delegate/assist project managers with various estimates and RFP responses.
  • Constantly evaluate the proposal and RFP response process to look for efficiencies and improvements that can be implemented.
  • As needed with revenue growth, build a team to support the estimating process



  • 5+ years heavy industrial/process facility experience in cost estimating and cost control in the Electrical field.
  • Strong knowledge of estimating techniques, engineering disciplines, and cost control techniques.
  • Ability to estimate all types and sizes of projects.
  • Ability to prepare complex proposals with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of the industries in which the company operates.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, and good organizational skills.
  • Experience with AccuBid estimating softwar preferred.
  • Experience with P6 or similar scheduling software.
  • Experience with Viewpoint or similar account software.
  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at one time.
  • Must be able to manage occasional heavy workloads and quick turnaround times on estimates.
  • Periodic travel to job sites may be required.
  • Completion of OSHA or equivalent safety training.
  • Driver’s license with a clean driving record.


Potential Hazards:

  • Potential exposure to extreme cold and hot temperatures
  • Exposure to manufacturing, pipeline, and refining environment
  • Fit and move in confined spaces including tanks and vessels
  • Limited working surfaces
  • Exposure to noise above 85 decibels and intense odors
  • Exposure to areas with limited visibility


Essential Requirements:

  • Climbing up and down stairs and ladders to both get in and out of trenches and up to elevated platforms (scaffolding at significant heights)
  • Lifting necessary equipment and materials 1-50 pounds, 50% of the time on a monthly basis for required tasks
  • Potential or Periodic amounts of time for the following:
  • Walking on uneven terrain, with an average of 2 miles per day
  • Standing
  • Sit, stoop, crawl, and kneel
  • Use of respirator if position requires
  • Driving if required to travel
  • If driving is required, valid driver license and proof of insurability is required. All drivers are subject to a DMV background records search. 


  • Health Insurance- Up to 80% of the Employee portion paid
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) optional enrollment
  • Paid Time Off after waiting period
  • 401k after 90 days of employment with a company match up to 4% (Employees are 100% vested after 90 day waiting period.)
  • Employee paid Dental, Vision, Life and Accident Insurance

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