Solar Estimator

  • Fulltime
  • Published: 23.07.2021
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Baywa r.e. Power Solutions, a part of the BayWa r.e group of companies, believes renewable energy has the power to fundamentally change the world, while providing significant economic benefit to our customers.  We are an EPC contractor providing our customers with development, engineering, construction and operations services in the development of leading solar and storage energy solutions.  Responsible for more than 500 MWs of installed solar PV projects in utility, commercial, and residential markets and a growing project pipeline, we are proud to be a part of the energy future. We are looking for energetic, self-motivated, and creative employees to join our team.  Our primary office locations are Sacramento, CA and Honolulu, HI.

Due to our dynamic growth, we are expanding our team in Sacramento and are currently looking for a Solar Estimator:

Your tasks

  • Manage the project estimation process and be responsible for timely delivery of estimates to sales groups within the company.
  • Support project sales during proposal stage by reviewing bid documents, RFPs, preliminary project information, and site characteristics.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of the estimate.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating the complete takeoff of the scope of work.
  • Participate in bid strategy and presentation meetings as requested.
  • Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price.
  • Coordinate the entire estimating process from concept through project award and create Bill of Materials for project cost and construction.
  • Review and incorporate historical data from past projects, subcontractor costs, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures.
  • Develop cost reduction processes and material usage methods to reduce cost of goods while maintaining quality.
  • Develop knowledge of best material suppliers to stay abreast of pricing and other opportunities to provide better value to customers.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management or related programs, preferred.
  • 5+ years of extensive construction estimating experience, solar or high voltage projects preferred.
  • Must have hands on knowledge of principles of estimating including budgeting, tracking, change orders for PV solar projects. Experience with battery storage preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, plus the ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems is essential.
  • Intimate knowledge of construction activities, production rates, equipment selection, building types and construction methods.
  • Must have the ability to prepare complex proposals with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) or other qualification will be a plus.
  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated organization and analytical skills and the ability to diagnose and analyze problems and drive appropriate solutions.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in an organized and accurate manner.
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check and drug screen

Your benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Employee Referral Program

Your contact

We look forward to your application! 

If you have any questions about the job offer, please get in contact with us.

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We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
 
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