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VP Estimator

New York, NY
Our client is a top tier electrical contracting firm with a solid foothold in the New York Metro region.  They are an employee-owned company and a leader in the Data Center / Commercial Facilities Market. They provide electrical expertise for many Fortune 500 companies in this region. Their services include electrical contracting, data center construction, electrical maintenance, and critical systems maintenance. This opportunity provides a career-growth minded role with exciting projects with leading-edge technology and innovation as well as competitive salaries and benefits.

VP Estimator / Chief Electrical Estimator - NY / NJ
Our Chief / VP Estimator is our lead estimator on projects and will collaborate with other Estimators, clients and suppliers to prepare and complete bid / submittals for electrical construction projects. This role will be responsible for setting standards, and set up strategy for pursuing estimates that fall within company's parameters. 

  • Manage a team of Estimators that develop accurate and timely electrical construction estimates on which we base competitive bids and proposals for our client-base of General Contractors, Owners, Developers and end-users
  • Determine and price value-engineered alternatives to plans and specifications
  • Perform budget pricing from schematic drawings and narrative
  • Draft scope letters, proposals and vendor solicitations
  • Attend job walks; pre-bid meetings; collaborations and conferences with clients and design professionals
  • Create Best Practices for the Estimating Department
  • Development and maintenance of computerized estimating programs and databases
  • Help create and communicate company standards for estimating electrical design / build and plans and specs work.
  • Review estimates created by others for accuracy and completeness
  • Perform job handoffs from estimating to operations through clearly demonstrating detailed scopes of work, specifications and job specific conditions.
  • Develop procedures for the preparation of estimates for modifications and additions 
  • Supervise the preparation of estimates in accordance with the approved procedure for all phases of the works from the agreed engineering deliverables to the appropriate level of accuracy
  • Prepare rationale statements to support the estimate identifying areas of weakness and or areas of risk.
  • Carry out validation and verification of the estimates using high level norms and by comparing with previous estimates, outcome costs and vendor prices
  • Continuously monitor the performance of the estimating process as part of the KPIs for the contract
  • From evaluation of the KPI data identify and make recommendations for improvement of the process
  • Assists in training, developing, and maintaining a staff of estimators qualified to carry out departmental and project needs.
  • Assigns estimating personnel to projects and supervises their activities, reviewing work produced for accuracy
  • Reviews contractual documents and modifications to determine scope of work and scope of changes.
  • Assists project management with preparation of schedules for estimate preparation, review, and publication
  • Develops forms, formats, and procedures to improve the quality of work produced in the Department.
  • Interfaces directly with clients
  • 10+ years of estimating and preconstruction bid experience of large electrical projects
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing / leading a team of estimators
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Code requirements and basic electrical engineering calculations; Voltage-drop, Ohm’s law, conduit-fill, wire ampacity, de-rating, etc
  • Proven experience in driving the successful execution of the bid process for $10 million to $100 million bids
  • Electrical Contracting experience a must!
  • Experience working with Local 3 or in NYC a plus!
  • Will consider union or non-union candidates
  • Have and/or build the industry contacts that will contribute to bid success
  • Experience interacting with State, Municipality & Port Authority a plus
  • Solid knowledge of Estimating software - Accubid Anywhere with LiveCount, McCormick, Bluebeam, ConEst
  • Highly motivated, organized, and detail oriented
  • Previous experience in the Military / Military veterans in all branches that have experience with Electrical / Mechanical is a huge plus! (Navy Nukes- EMN, ETN, MMNs, Seabees, Army - Power Generation, Air Force – Power Production, Generator Techs, Maritime, Coast Guard, etc.)
  • Relevant experience in Critical Facilities in NYC a plus
  • Client Facing /Client relationship / Client Management skills a plus
  • Computer Savvy – Microsoft – Teams, Outlook, PP, Word, MS Project (scheduling with Activities and resources, etc.), MS Excel (pivot tables, v-lookup, graphing), Adobe 
  • Solid Communicator – (written and verbal)
  • Possess highly refined analytical / problem solving abilities
  • Polished and effective mentoring & management experience of direct reports
  • Ability to successfully work independently; Self Starter, self-motivated, attention to detail and should prioritize well

Submittal Instructions:
Please send your resume to resume@pkaza.com ( resume at pkaza dot com) with 16016495 in the subject. After applying, if you have further questions, you may call 973-895-5200 and ask for Iggy. You can also submit via our career portal and take a look at other Critical Facility openings we are working on at, https://www.pkaza.com/jobs/

If you are in Data Center Facilities but this opportunity is not what you are looking for let’s still talk. New openings are coming in weekly and others we are not allowed to post. We also not only keep leads confidential but pay for referrals as well.

Company offers competitive salaries and benefits package including medical insurance, a 401(k) plan.

Pkaza, LLC is a third-party employment firm. All fees assessed by Pkaza will be paid by our employer that we represent and not by the candidate.

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