Michels Corp Estimator - Underground Power and Telecommunications in Neenah, Wisconsin

Estimator - Underground Power and Telecommunications

Location: Neenah, WI

Division: Michels Power

Employment duration: Full time

Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 1


This position will be responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project. Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received and work with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets to close the business.

The essential duties and responsibilities of the position include, but not limited to:

  • Promote safety – assist with the implementation of all applicable HSE programs, policies and procedures.

  • Review bid requirements for projects that range from approximately $500K to $10M, ensuring all aspects of the project are documented and accounted for.

  • Prepare takeoffs and work with Procurement department to secure vendor pricing.

  • Identify, manage and maintain relationships with subcontractors, ensuring bids and work are completed timely.

  • Develop job schedules and forecasts.

  • Track project budget to actual comparisons.

  • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Manager in a timely manner. Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concern.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications include three to five years of prior estimating experience in underground power and telecommunications. Applicants must be able to handle multiple projects at one time, possess the ability to successfully negotiate terms and conditions, manage tight deadlines, demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication to collaborate with various levels of management and proficiency in computer software skills specifically with estimating and job cost tracking software.