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Electrical Estimator

Parañaque, National Capital Region ·  18 February (updated)


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  • Review Building Plans

    Electrical estimators review residential, commercial, and industrial building plans to determine the electrical needs of a project. These blueprints include elements such as the placement of utilities, workstations, or major appliances, along with information on specialty fixtures in specific locations. Additionally, electrical estimators review these plans to gain a sense of wire lengths and outlet placement according to electrical codes.

    Assess Material Costs

    After reviewing the building plan and determining the particular electrical needs of a project, electrical estimators determine material needs and costs. Generally, estimators review their supplier costs to determine how much each individual element will cost the contractor, including specialty elements, such as custom fixtures. Estimators also determine wire needs based on the building plan, making sure to account for areas where extra wire is necessary.

    Determine Contractor and Labor Needs

    Along with figuring out material needs and costs, electrical estimators determine the overall labor needs for a project. If estimators work with a single contractor, they figure out how long project elements will take to rough wire and finish for their crew. If estimators work with subcontractors, they may need to communicate to determine labor costs and gain a better sense of how much time the subcontractor expects a project to take.

    Calculate Job Profitability

    While developing cost estimates, electrical estimators also determine a project’s potential profitability. In some cases, this can result in a contractor deciding not to bid on a job, especially if their costs are so high that the job could start losing money. Electrical estimators perform calculations to outline potential solutions, such as cutting labor costs or switching suppliers, to illustrate how these decisions might impact profitability.

    Prepare and Submit Bids

    After determining material and labor costs (as well as overhead), electrical estimators prepare and submit project bids. These bids typically have guidelines established by construction companies. In each bid, electrical estimators try to balance their costs and potential profitability with ensuring that the bid can compete with other contractors and companies.

    Maintain Cost Databases

    Many electrical estimators also maintain cost databases, outlining common costs to save time on future estimates. For example, the cost database may contain the typical costs of outlets, switches, or recessed fixtures that occur in many projects. Electrical estimators periodically review and update these databases to ensure they reflect changing material or labor costs.

  • Requirements

  • Minimum education level: Bachelor´s Degree
  • Years of experience: 1
  • Language(s): Tagalog
  • Availability for travel: Yes
  • Availability for change of residence: Yes
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  • Electrical Estimator

  • Parañaque, National Capital Region

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  • Work type

    Permanent contract

  • Type of contract

    Full Time

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