Chief Estimator

Emcor Group, Inc. Savannah , GA 31401

Posted 2 months ago

About Us:

Dynalectric Florida is a wholly-owned subsidiary of EMCOR Group, Inc. EMCOR is the world's leading provider of mechanical and electrical construction and facilities services, including planning, consulting, and operations and maintenance. Dynalectric Florida is part of Dynalectric, a $800 million firm with offices throughout the United States and is ranked as one of the nation's largest electrical contractors.

Since opening in 1978, Dynalectric Florida has completed hundreds of diverse projects from central Florida to south Florida, with our largest contracts exceeding $30 million in multiple industries including: Healthcare, Aviation, Water & Sewer, Cruise Terminals, Higher Education, Commercial, and Data Centers.

Job Summary:

Dynalectric Florida is seeking a Chief Estimator responsible for the planning, coordination, and supervision of the Estimating Department; providing technical and administrative direction and oversight of all estimating activities to ensure Company objectives are achieved.

Job Title: Chief Estimator

Reports to: President/CEO

Location: Miramar, Florida (relocation available)


Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Leads the Estimating Department by providing functional and administrative oversight of all estimating activities including, estimating, planning, preliminary project cost and schedule, coordination of estimating activities, equipment and material take-off, vendor, and subcontractor quotations, to final preparation of cost estimate and scope of work.

  • Develops all budgets and bids with accuracy and completeness and submits after review and adjustments as necessary with lead estimators, and the operations department.

  • Analyzes and reviews proposals to ensure profitability

  • Reviews overall preconstruction schedule, contract agreement obligations, monitor deliverables and maintains product workflow.

  • The generation and tracking of bid and budget estimates from the Pre-concept design stage to the construction document stage.

  • Solicit, review and present Bid and Budget opportunities from Owners, Developers, and General Contractors to Management for consideration to pursue.

  • Visits customers and encourage direct business development and sales activities

  • Presents value engineering and cost savings opportunities to clients as required to meet budget constraints

  • Manages multiple Estimating Department projects and staff work load priorities

  • Coordinates take-off and assigns work load to distribute drawing specifications, bulletins and all pertinent information to estimating staff so they can complete their assigned task(s).

  • Recognizes/identifies potential discrepancies and errors in documents and develop RFI questions for timely response. Collaborates with Management and operatives for proper response and resolution.

  • Develops scope letters for each bid and budget, reviews bids from sub-contractors, review scopes of work and analyze costs, as bids are received.

  • Ensures all estimate and budget paper files, and electronic files, including drawings and specifications are properly assembled, organized, and that the estimating systems and data bases are being maintained in a manner that aligns with the established guidelines, policies and procedures.

  • Reviews schedule and constructability issues and participates in contract and change order negotiations

  • Trains departmental staff and ensures that guidelines, policies and procedures are established and implemented for various types of estimates.

  • May supervise and manage other roles and departments, as needed.

  • Aligns assignments to achieve customer and company objectives

  • Partners with leadership in the development of strategic and tactical plans and works with management to implement estimating policy, procedures and systems consistent with the company mission and competitive practices.


  • A degree in engineering, construction management, or similar construction degree and 10 years related experience organizing and managing complex and diverse estimating projects


  • A minimum of 10 years demonstrated knowledge and progressive experience in construction and/or construction estimating of which the last 5 years must be leading an estimating or construction-related team.


  • Previous experience providing pre-construction estimating analysis of costs for at-risk construction projects.

  • Previous experience providing estimating and design management through all phases of pre-construction evaluation of construction alternatives, conceptual estimating and value engineering.

  • At least 5 years progressive experience leading an estimating or construction-related team.

  • Capable of accurately taking off multiple electrical systems and entering items into estimating program (ConEst) systems to include but not limited to the following: (lighting, lighting control, dimming, devices, fire alarm, nurse call, A/V, modular wiring, grounding, motor and equipment connections, generators, power distribution equipment, feeders, UPS, etc.

  • Must be familiar with industry Manufacturers/Vendors/Reps and be able to communicate sufficient information (specifications, quantities, sketches) to the vendor throughout the bid process to ensure the receipt of accurate and competitive pricing.


  • Working knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Power Point, Word, and Excel applications.

  • Advanced use capabilities of ConEst and/or related Estimating software systems.

  • Working knowledge of StarBuilder or similar accounting software or related accounting system.


The requirements listed below are representative of characteristics and demonstrated capabilities required to perform this job successfully.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Demonstrates a collaborative leadership style and get results through others.

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in alignment to company goals and objectives.

  • Effectively organizes and manages multiple projects within required timelines

  • Analyzes and solves problems on a strategic and tactical level.

  • Demonstrate commitment to company values.

  • Innovative and creative approach to addressing business challenges and issues.


Must have the demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with Managers, multiple levels of employees, general and subcontractors, and supplier partners.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be regularly required to commute to field locations.

  • Successful candidate must successful complete a pre-employment background check and drug test.

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package and are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills required to contribute to our continued growth and success. EOE M/F/D/V

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