1+ months

Electrical Estimator (Solar)

Kelly Services
Houston, TX 77007
**Electrical Estimator (Solar Projects)**

100 % REMOTE


Review Project Plans

Electrical estimators will review transmission, distribution, substation and solar PV electrical scopes of work plans to determine the electrical needs of a project. These blueprints include elements such as the placement of utilities, workstations, or major equipment, along with information on specialty fixtures in specific locations.

Assess Material Costs

Should company be required to procure material, electrical estimator will review the project plans and determining the particular electrical needs of a project, and will determine material needs and costs. Generally, estimators review their supplier costs to determine how much each individual element will cost the contractor, including specialty elements.

Determine Contractor and Labor Needs

Along with figuring out material needs and costs, electrical estimators determine the overall labor needs for a project. If estimators work with a single contractor, they figure out how long project elements will take to finish for their crew. If estimators work with subcontractors, they may need to communicate to determine labor costs and gain a better sense of how much time the subcontractor expects a project to take.

Calculate Job Profitability

While developing cost estimates, electrical estimators also determine a projects potential profitability. In some cases, this can result in a contractor deciding not to bid on a job, especially if their costs are so high that the job could start losing money. Electrical estimators perform calculations to outline potential solutions, such as cutting labor costs or switching suppliers, to illustrate how these decisions might impact profitability.

Prepare and Submit Bids

After determining material and labor costs (as well as overhead), electrical estimators prepare and submit project bids. These bids typically have guidelines established by construction companies. In each bid, electrical estimators try to balance their costs and potential profitability with ensuring that the bid can compete with other contractors and companies.

Maintain Cost Databases

Many electrical estimators also maintain cost databases, outlining common costs to save time on future estimates. For example, the cost database may contain the typical costs of outlets, switches, or recessed fixtures that occur in many projects. Electrical estimators periodically review and update these databases to ensure they reflect changing material or labor costs.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.
Posted: 2022-04-25 Expires: 2022-06-23

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