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Date Posted: 7/28/16

Electrical Estimator

We are currently seeking a Electrical Estimator to join the team as a member of our growing Construction division.

McKinstry's success isn't a matter of fate or luck. It's the natural consequence of our commitment to innovation...how we support our employees...the unique truly integrated way we deliver...the long-term relationships we forge with our clients...and our unwavering commitment to creating buildings that are good to their owners, occupants, and the environment.  Innovation runs on ideas, which can come from anywhere. Projects at McKinstry are not owned by individuals or departments, but by all of us, which is why it's common to see new employees from one discipline collaborating with 30-year veterans from another.  

Established in 1960, McKinstry is a full-service design, build, operate and maintain (DBOM) firm with over 1,600 employees. McKinstry’s professional staff and trades people deliver consulting, construction, energy, and facility services. As an early adopter of the DBOM process, the company advocates collaborative and sustainable solutions that are designed to ensure occupant comfort, improve systems efficiency, reduce facility operational costs, and ultimately optimize client profitability for the life of their building. While we are well known for our expertise in design build delivery, our full service offerings of mechanical, electrical, data and plumbing have been the hallmark of our success.

This person will be responsible for:

Project Estimates

  • Evaluates costs and constructability issues in preparing estimates.
  • Ensures the accuracy of cost estimates.
  • Develop project cost estimates based upon schematic and/or detailed descriptions of scope for various disciplines.
  • Has ability to develop initial budgets and estimates with no engineering drawings or specifications.
  • Performs subcontractor and vendor estimate reviews.
  • Coordinates and performs duties and responsibilities such as lead generation, customer services and coordinating the start of a project.


  • Develops requests for proposals for potential subcontractors and vendors.
  • Responsible for discussions and meetings with subcontractors, vendors, architects, customers and management.
  • Evaluates and communicates project risk.
  • Identify and secure prospective business consistent with the company’s strategy.


  • Must have demonstrated proficiency for all the responsibilities of an Associate Estimator.
  • Knowledge of building systems and applications required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or construction related fields are required or equivalent work experience.
  • Field experience in mechanical estimating is preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of the Microsoft Suite, Word, Excel and Outlook required; working knowledge of SharePoint is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Trimble/QuickPen and/or Quotesoft estimating software and databases.
  • Four (4) years of previous estimating experience required.
  • Field experience in conceptual estimating is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment  

  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally.
  • Physical ability to navigate jobsites in uneven terrain.
  • Provide personal transportation for meetings and job visits away from the office; reimbursed.

Our company culture includes a robust mix of sound business practices and employee initiatives that promote personal and professional development, work/life balance, health and wellness and community involvement.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer. We believe every employee has the right to work in surroundings that are free from all forms of unlawful discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, ancestry, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, or Veteran or military status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by local, state or federal law in the relevant jurisdiction. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment and training.

McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.

This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.

Send Resume to jakeha@mckinstry.com

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