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Renewables Estimator

Locations: Nationwide Opportunities
Employment Type: Full time


Are you looking for an exciting new career in Renewables?

Rosendin is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States, employing over 6,000 people.  We are EMPLOYEE OWNED - For 100 years, Rosendin has created a reputation for building quality electrical and communications installations, building value for clients, and building people within the company. #RosendinHire


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


  1. Prepare estimate from quantity take-off on project and complete estimate to computer printout.
  2. Have an understanding of civil/structural estimating as well as EPC contracting
  3. Identify parts of project that may be key to making a competitive estimate.
  4. Review proposal specifications, drawings, and attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  5. Evaluate possible areas for potential value engineering cost savings.
  6. Provide leadership to personnel preparing discipline sub estimates for assigned bids.
  7. Ensure all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures.
  8. Develop labor productivity and (installation unit costs where applicable) based on projected site conditions and historical data.
  9. Prepare detailed listing of material and equipment items for the estimate and to obtain quotes.
  10. Identify qualified suppliers/subcontractors and be responsible to solicit quotes. Review quotes for completeness and conformance with plans and specs.
  11. Responsible for the timely completion of all client-required documents.
  12. Draft scope/proposal letters for bid and negotiated projects.
  13. 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.
  14. After the successful bid at project turnover, meet with the Project Management departments to fully explain job scope, potential areas of attention and other aspects for the successful transition of the project.
  15. Maintain files of all working documents to back-up estimate figures and update the Rosendin approved estimating program.
  16. Assist with design and layout
  17. Coordinate with engineering group for design and layout
  18. The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the position’s role within the business unit.


  • 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 in Solar construction is preferred
  • Electrical background is preferred
  • Conceptual estimating and concepts are preferred
  • Can be a combination of education, training, and relevant experience


  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and/or engineering design drawings
  • Ability to perform arithmetic calculations required for estimating
  • Ability to estimate all types of projects and to coordinate and supervise group work effort essential
  • Ability to identify and meet customers’ needs expectations and requirements
  • Proficient in using a computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.); Oracle preferred
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and changing priorities as necessary
  • Ability to work under time pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as required for the position
  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive and an effective team player
  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, both management and staff alike, vendors, clients, and others.


  • up to 10%


  • General work environment – sitting for long periods, standing, walking, typing, carrying, pushing, bending. Work is conducted primarily indoors with varying environmental conditions such as fluorescent lighting and air conditioning
  • Noise level is usually low to medium
  • Occasional lifting of up to 40 lbs.


Rosendin is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.



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