Saulsbury Industries

Senior Electrical & Instrumentation Estimator

Job Locations US-TX-Odessa
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(2/19/2018 12:43 PM)
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Project Controls


Prepare and take ownership for cost estimating of bids and project proposals, identifying risk, opportunities, and maintaining a winning strategy.


  • Prepare detailed estimates in accordance with the scope of work, blueprints, specifications, and other documentation to prepare quantity take-offs, determining manpower, equipment requirements, material items and subcontractors
  • Solicit quotes from material and equipment suppliers, subcontractors, and specified manufacturers
  • Distributes and maintains control of bid documents
  • Identifies special requirements for weather protection, cranes, hoists, temporary facilities and services
  • Ensures that all bid forms are completed and properly executed
  • Reviews labor costs and applicable licensing requirements
  • Schedules and conducts bid review meeting with the Division Manager, Estimating Manager, and/or business line management to finalize bid, markup and bid strategies
  • Ability to manage large volume of estimates and coordinate with other employees during bid process on large proposals


  • 8+ years experience with industrial electrical and instrumentation estimating
  • Competitive bid experience up to $20M in the petro-chemical, power, gas processing, refining and other heavy industrial facilities
  • Electrical and Instrumentation field experience highly preferred
  • Advanced knowledge or estimating strategies and techniques
  • Specific knowledge of the following areas are required for the position:
  • High Voltage/Medium Voltage systems including electrical testing of HV/MV cable
  • Electrical equipment including electrical substations, MCC, and switchgear
  • Raceways including cable tray, conduit, bus duct, and flex connections
  • Area classifications such as explosion proof and the impact on the estimate
  • Underground electrical installations including duct banks, direct bury cable, and grounding systems (and associated excavation/concrete/man holes/pull stations)
  • Control systems including PLC, DCS, Fiber Optics, instruments, and control logic
  • Heat trace systems including wiring and controls
  • Ability to conceptualize estimates without complete information
  • Thorough understanding of construction industry practices, processes, and standards and their impact on project activities
  • Knowledge of estimating software programs
  • Occasional travel required
  • Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Mentoring and training of Junior staff
  • Professional, ethical, and team player willing to grow with the company


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