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Merit Electrical Group Junior Estimator - Electrical in Oakmont, Pennsylvania

Established in 2006, Merit Electrical Group is one of the premiere electrical contractors in the Western PA area. We understand the complexity of today’s power technology and the importance of consistent and reliable customer service. We provide the design, installation, upgrade, maintenance, and repair of electrical, telecommunications, data, security, and high-voltage systems.

Our employees possess a strong work ethic and the ability to get things done - efficiently and safely.

Our family-oriented culture encourages collaboration, respect and continual learning.

We are seeking a full-time, Junior Estimator.

Your primary responsibilities include:

  • Read and interpret plans and specifications for projects bidding

  • Complete computerized project bid takeoff and summaries by requested dates

  • Prepare scope of work clarifications and note special conditions

  • Attend pre-bid meetings, make site visits and fill out site visit checklist

  • Contact vendors and subcontractors to assure adequate pricing for the projects and adequate scope coverage

  • Maintain relationship with vendors and subcontractors in an effort to promote partnering

  • Review incoming scope prepared by vendors and subcontractors for compliance with contract requirements

  • Note any special conditions or considerations taken while in take-off mode on drawings

  • Assist in preparation for turnover meetings with project managers and prepare documents and reports for turnover

  • Prepare Change Order Proposals as required by construction group

  • Maintain accurate and organized files on all projects estimated

  • Continually improve and increase ability to estimate Electrical projects

  • Manage time and deadlines effectively in accordance with estimating schedules

  • Prepare proposal letters – provide list of scope, inclusions/exclusions

    Job Requirements:

  • ​​​​​​​ Preferred one (1) year field experience in the electrical trade

  • Must have completed and graduated an accredited trade school program

  • Outstanding organizational skills, excellent time management, and the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high volume environment

  • Computer Skills; Excel, Word, Outlook, Estimating Software System

  • Must possess excellent communication and customer service skills

  • Effective problem-solving ability to research and satisfactorily resolve issues

  • Must exhibit attention to detail and commitment

  • Acquire a working knowledge of the Estimating Software System. Acquire the ability to operate the systems through training

    We offer competitive pay and top of the line benefits which include health, dental, vision, 401(k), time off, holiday pay and an environment where you are a valued member of our team.

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