Job Title Estimator
Date Posted 6/27/2017
Location Plainfield, IN
Job Type Contract Full-Time
Job Description
Immediate 1 year position available in Plainfield, IN.

  • Prefer a BS in Engineering or Construction Management or 8 years of relevant field experience and minimum of 5 years estimating transmission line and substation project costs.
  • Frequent travel to project locations will be required; most trips will be day trips but an occasional overnight stay will be required.
Determine quantities of pre-defined units of labor for the construction of:
  • Overhead transmission lines from 44kv to 230kV
  • Substation below grade facilities from 44kV to 230kv
Identify and estimate the labor hours for work not covered by the pre-defined units:
  • Overhead transmission lines from 44kV to 230kV
  • Substation below grade facilities from 44kV to 230kV
  • Substation above grade facilities from 44kV to 230kV (excluding installation of relays)
Job Duties:
  • Prepare estimates for use in planning, organizing and scheduling work
  • Analyze drawings and other documents to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates
  • Conduct periodic site visits to confirm work methods and work approaches are consistent with the estimate
  • Assess project cost performance by tracking actuals against contractor bids or the project estimate
  • Communicate with engineering, construction or sub-contractors on proposed changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Prepare cost reports and projections as requested by management
  • Establish cost monitoring and reporting mechanism and procedures
  • Establish a mechanism to continuously update cost and man-hour databases
Job Activities:

  • Communicating with supervisors, peers and subordinates to obtain and supply information
  • Communicating with persons outside the organization including sub-contractors, the public or regulators as directed by management
  • Securing information by observation, email, telephone, corporate databases and the Internet
  • Establishing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships
  • Estimating sizes, distances and quantities and determining time, costs, resources, equipment and materials required for specific work activities
  • Analyzing information and evaluating results to identify the best solutions to problems
  • Organizing, planning and prioritizing assigned work
  • Resolving conflicts and negotiating with others
  • Thinking creatively
  • Developing and sustaining team spirit
  • Using provided software and technology
  • Performing assigned administrative duties
  • Updating and using relevant knowledge and information
  • Interpreting the meaning of information to others
  • Providing consultation and advice to others
  • Analyzing data and information Skills
  • Active listening
  • Reading comprehension
  • Mathematics
  • Time management
  • Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • Active learning
  • Complex problem solving
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Judgment and decision making
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation
  • Monitoring
  • Quality control analysis
  • Service orientation
  • Persuasion

If you already have a resume on file with The E Group and would like to be considered for this position, simply email your note of interest to The E Group at .

Why Choose The E Group? We are an award winning firm recognized for having an outstanding reputation with our clients and employees. All contractors are eligible for full group health and dental benefits, 401K with matching, and various insurances. Generous living expenses are given to help those who relocate or have duplicate housing.

For immediate consideration simply attach your resume to this posting or email your resume to All applicants will receive feedback once position closes.