Estimators are responsible for cost estimates for various commercial, public works, government, private and industrial low voltage construction projects. Estimators are an integral part of the low voltage construction process and ensure the company’s competitiveness, profitability, and growth.

Estimator Duties

Prepare cost estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work; utilize computer estimating system; review final documents for accuracy and completeness.

Participate in the estimate review process with internal and external stakeholders

Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate Identify qualified suppliers/subcontractors and solicit quotes.

Review quotes for completeness with plans and specifications.

Perform field take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation; draft scope inclusions, exclusions, and clarifications for estimates.

May review design options and recommend best solutions based on cost, quality, or material availability.

Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency.

Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers.

Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate.

Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders.

Coordinate closely with project management

Regular and predictable attendance is required

Understand and comply with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and other industry-specific professional and ethical conduct standards, if applicable. 

Minimum of 5 year estimating new construction, maintenance, and retrofit projects within low voltage commercial, government, public works and industrial projects.

Knowledgeable with specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labor estimates for projects and services.

Knowledgeable of the N.E.C. and all relevant local codes.

Able to read and understand civil, architectural, structural, mechanical, etc. plans and specifications to include blue prints, proposals and other documents as they relate to low voltage work.

Knowledgeable with a wide variety of low voltage materials and methods of installation.

Computer literate and proficient with Microsoft Office applications as well as with estimating software such as Conest, equivalent.

Possess excellent analytical, organizational, verbal and written communication skills.

Team player able to successfully work with diverse internal and external partners.

Self-driven with the ability to stay on-task for extended periods of time.

Possession of a valid driver’s license and ability to travel as required.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Checkpoint Communications Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.