Estimator - Solar/Electrical

Hunt Valley, MD
Full Time
Entry Level

We are in search of a Commercial Solar Estimator who will be responsible for creating estimates for new commercial solar installations and ensuring that pricing is accurate and within company guidelines. This position will also assist in project management and procurement of successful bids.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Experienced with commercial construction drawings, such as architectural and structural drawings.
  • Work closely with customers to gather specific needs, design the configuration of the product(s) and generate an estimate containing all customer requirements.
  • Create takeoffs
  • Verify that estimate contains the correct products and quantities.
  • Potentially visit customer sites to verify measurements and perform preliminary site safety inspections.
  • Recommend changes to the design and incorporate any changes requested by the customer.
  • Review the estimate with the sales team to ensure that data is accurate and that all components of the design are captured and properly charged.
  • Modify the estimate per customer or sales manager requests.
  • Provide estimates on change orders for current projects.
  • Respond to customer and sales team questions concerning details on the estimate and/or design.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Preferred – experience in solar
  • Minimum experience: 1 year or more.
  • Required Industry Experience (Construction, Electrical).
  • Prior quote or estimate creation experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, demonstrated integrity and professionalism.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to perform complex calculations, capable of performing “what if” analyses.
  • Capable of calculating square footage and detailed measurements.
  • Ability to reconfigure measurements to change designs.
  • Able to quickly create and modify take-offs or large projects.
  • Proficient in Office Software like word processing, spreadsheets, data base and presentation software.
  • Capable of creating professional sales estimates.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Holiday and Paid Time Off
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • 401K
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Referral Programs
  • Employee Purchase and Assistance Plans
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Solar Gaines is an equal-opportunity employer. EOE Protected Veterans/Disability. Solar Gaines is a leading commercial solar installer throughout the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas. As the company continues to grow, there are a variety of career opportunities awaiting you!

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Our company adheres to the COVID-19 guidance as provided by the CDC.

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