Electrical Estimator

McCarthy Building Companies     Construction     General Contracting     AZ-Phoenix     June 14, 2020

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McCarthy Building Companies

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McCarthy is a national construction company known for operational excellence and maximizing client outcomes with lasting results and superior value.

Position Overview

Position at McCarthy


  • Perform quantity take-off and pricing of electrical estimates.
  • Develop and document logical assumptions during conceptual estimating activities and applies these assumptions to take-off tasks.
  • Communicate with architects and consultants to clarify and document discussions regarding intent and scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements.
  • Conducts reviews of milestone documents in order to identify changes in work scope and develop pricing of value alternative opportunities and recommendations.
  • Actively participates in the internal estimate review process.
  • Assists with final assembly of estimate, consistent with McCarthy standards, for presentation to Owner.
  • Solicits trade partners during the bidding process.
  • Analyzes and scopes trade partner electrical proposals.
  • After the bid, collects and organizes all bid information for input into historical cost database platform.
  • Assist field operations with change order pricing.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Electrical codes and changes to codes.
  • Prepare scopes of work, for subcontracts.
  • Coordinate electrical scope of work with architectural, structural and mechanical estimators.
  • Prepare budget comparisons between current and previous estimates.
  • Utilizes current technology to enhance provided services on both hard bid and negotiated projects.
  • Actively schedules and meets with trade partners during the face to face scope meeting process.
  • Participates in schedule preparation/evaluation process with McCarthy and trade partner employees
  • Capable of writing qualifications
  • Is knowledgeable in the McCarthy BIM process and can communicate it to trade partners

Trade partner Analysis for Proposals

  • Directs, coordinates and provides information and documents to trade partners.
  • Prepares contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts.
  • Participates in hard bid/estimating and GMP budgeting activities by soliciting trade partner support and evaluating proposals.

Industry Knowledge / Relationships

  • Builds relationships with trade partners to obtain a competitive advantage for McCarthy.
  • Attends industry events and represents McCarthy to the industry in a professional capacity.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with external McCarthy clients.
  • Keeps current with latest estimating technology and techniques.


  • 2-5 years of electrical estimating experience and/or Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering.
  • Proven experience estimating large projects is desired.
  • General knowledge of construction principles/processes
  • General knowledge of different contractual deliver methods i.e. negotiated bids, hard bids, and GMP processes.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook and others.
  • Ability to use, or learn to use Accubid, OST, QTO and other estimating programs.
  • Good organizational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with McCarthy core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to preconstruction.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic and core values.
McCarthy is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, marital status, genetic information, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Phoenix, Arizona Construction-General Contracting

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