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Project Estimator

General Overview

The electrical estimator is responsible for estimating, reviewing, and preparing electrical bids, quotes, and proposals for various types of commercial electrical contracts. They work closely with management to ensure a successful and profitable job. The electrical estimator is also largely responsible for developing long-standing and quality relationships with customers and clients. The estimator is often times the first person in the company who a potential client interacts with, so it is pertinent that they represent the company accurately, openly, and charismatically.



Denver, Colorado



  • Work closely with the estimating department on a day-to-day basis.
  • Attend job/site walks with customers.
  • Produce accurate, competitive, and profitable bids and proposals.
  • Keep accurate records of documents and communications, including but not limited to drawings, specs, quotes, emails, etc.
  • Predict manpower needs to assist the director of field operations with scheduling and manpower placement.
  • Utilize Accubid and LiveCount to accurately project costs.
  • Provide flexibility in takeoff breakdown and organization.
  • Provide detailed breakdowns of the project during takeoff.
  • Gather material quotes from vendors and service quotes from subcontractors.
  • Participate in project turnover meetings with project managers and field operations.
  • Create initial budget with the project manager and foreman to be used for tracking the progress of the project.
  • Strengthen and develop customer relationships with current customers and seek out and build relationships with new customers.
  • Support company goals, growth, and development



  • 5+ years of electrical estimating experience required.
  • Proficient in Accubid
  • Proficient with database management
  • Experienced and comfortable with bidding jobs averaging $2 million dollars or more.
  • Proficient with Bluebeam
  • Electrical field experience required.
  • Journeyman electricians license or above preferred but not required.
  • Must be able to pass a background check.
  • Must be able to pass a drug test.



 The electrical estimator reports to the Director of Preconstruction.


Physical Demands:

  • Stand, walk, and sit.
  • Use hands and fingers to type, grip, write, maneuver, feel objects, tools, or controls.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Possess the ability to talk.
  • Possess the ability to hear well either naturally or with correction.
  • Possess the ability to see well either naturally or with correction.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Working Conditions:

  • Typical office setting noise levels to be expected.
  • Opportunity for remote work once fully trained and knowledgeable about company and role expectations
  • Occasional travel to jobsites, both indoor and outdoor, may be required.


Compensation Package

Location: Denver, Colorado

Start Date: TBD

Status: Full-Time

Schedule: Normal working hours of Monday-Friday 7AM – 4:00PM. This position may offer or require overtime, weekend, or holiday work.

Pay Rate: $70,000-$100,000+ depending on experience. *

*This pay rate is the good-faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of this job posting. Carlton Electric reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted rate if they believe the new range is determined in good-faith. Carlton Electric reserves the right to adjust compensation based on, but not limited to, approved factors such as seniority, merit, quantity and/or quality systems, location, education and/or training, and required travel.

Other financial benefits: This position may be eligible for a yearly bonus.

Health Insurance: Multiple coverage options available for employee and family. 100% of employee premiums are company paid.  

Dental Insurance: Coverage options available for employee and family. 100% of employee premiums are company paid. 

Vision Insurance: Coverage options available for employee and family. 50% of employee premiums are company paid. 

Employee assistance program. 

Short-term and long-term disability insurance available.  

Life insurance and voluntary life insurance available. 

Paid Holidays: After a 90 probationary period, employees enjoy (6) paid holidays including New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

Paid Time Off: Employees accrue 1 hour per 24 hours worked, capped at 120 hours. Accrual begins immediately after beginning of employee’s employment with Carlton Electric.

401K: Employees are eligible for a 3.5% match on the first 6% of their 401K contributions.

Carlton Electric is an equal opportunity employer.

Carlton Electric does not discriminate against any protected category when determining salary and compensation for an employee. 

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