Michels Corp Estimator – Commercial/Industrial in Tumwater, Washington

Estimator – Commercial/Industrial

Location: Tumwater, WA

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:

  • Maintain and promote a strong safety culture for all employees, vendors, and customers and follow all safety policies, procedures, and regulations. Identify and communicate workplace hazards and correct or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions.

  • 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 prior estimating experience with inside electrical construction for new construction, maintenance, and upgrade projects in the commercial and industrial industry. 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.