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Senior Estimator: Utility-Scale PV Solar

San Diego, CA, USA

Position: Senior Estimator: PV Solar

Location: San Diego, CA

Job Type: Full Time

Relocation assistance is negotiable for the right candidate

We're searching for top talent for our industry-leading client in the utility scale Photovoltaic Solar Renewables industry. The Senior Estimator will be responsible for the overall planning and management of estimating activities for utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery energy storage (BESS) construction projects, including preparation, interpretation, and presentation of estimates.


  • Review project plans, specifications and other Owner provided documents

  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs

  • Determine labor costs

  • Prepare conceptual estimates

  • Prepare detailed estimates

  • Meet and maintain bidding and work schedules

  • Review pre-bid estimates with Management

  • Assist jobsite staff with estimates after bid award

  • Maintain good relationship with peers, suppliers and subcontractors

  • Supervise and train estimating staff (when applicable)


  • Construction Management or Engineering degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Minimum 10 years’ Estimating experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Senior Estimator preferred

  • Ability to read and understand specifications and drawings

  • Organization skills

  • Critical thinking

  • Ability to work individually as well as in a team

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to work in stressful situations

  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines

  • Ability to make accurate judgments and calculations

  • Working knowledge of construction costs and principles

  • Project management experience desired

  • Strong background in the use and manipulation of Excel spreadsheets

  • Working knowledge of Photovoltaic systems desired

  • Working knowledge of Battery Energy Storage systems desired

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