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Sr. Electrical Estimator – Renewable Energy

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Atlanta, GA posted November 14, 2021.

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

is one of Americas premier commercial construction companies.

Our reputation for tackling the toughest building challenges starts with our focus on building high-performing teams that collaborate with clients and industry partners starting in the earliest stages of design, throughout construction and beyond project completion.

With offices and employees nationwide, we specialize in a wide range of project types including healthcare, education, renewable energy, marine, water/wastewater, commercial office and retail, hospitality/entertainment and airports.

Originally founded as a family business in 1864, today we are proud to be 100 percent employee owned.

The Estimator will participate in all aspects of the bid/estimating/procurement/design process from review of plans and specifications to soliciting and negotiating prices from subcontractors/suppliers through completion of bid/estimating efforts including closeout.

You will also perform quantity take-offs, pricing, scoping, and bidding of construction projects.

This position can be based out of any of the following McCarthy offices: Phoenix, AZ; Atlanta, GA; Kansas City, KS; or St.

Louis, MO.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs quantity take-offs.
  • Assists in the pricing and bidding of commercial, renewable, substation, and battery storage projects.
  • Supports team with overall electrical system design analysis.
  • Communicates with, engineers and consultants to clarify scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements, and documents these clarifications.
  • Design review of electrical drawings, specifications, calculations, and studies.
  • Review of electrical studies including but not limited to load flow, reactive power capability, short circuit, relay coordination and arc flash.
  • Conduct site visits and inspection as necessary.
  • Conducts reviews of milestone design documents to identify, develop and price value alternative opportunities in order to provide enhanced value to our clients.
  • Actively participates in the internal estimate review process.
  • Assists with final assembly of estimate for presentation to owner.
  • Collects and organizes all bid information for future reference.
  • Aids field operations with change order pricing if needed.
  • Directs, coordinates and provides information and documents to subcontractors.
  • Prepares contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts and purchase orders.
  • Participates in hard bid/estimating and GMP budgeting activities by soliciting subcontractor support and evaluating bids.
  • Builds relationships with subcontractors and vendors 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 internal McCarthy clients.
  • Keeps current with latest estimating technology and techniques.
  • Implement all applicable Safety Programs and EEO/Affirmative Action Programs.
  • Develop and input material data and assemblies into estimating software.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or Engineering and 2-5 years of equivalent experience required.
  • General knowledge of Electrical principles and processes.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications.
  • General knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids, and GMP processes.
  • Working knowledge of estimating technology and tools such as OST, Accubid, Traser, and BIM related software.
  • Excellent computer skills, and proficient with Microsoft Office products such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Strong math and analytical skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Attention to detail at a high level.
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates behaviors consistent with McCarthy core values.
  • Maintains a “value added” approach to estimating.

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.

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