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Brink Constructors Inc Substation Estimator in Rapid City, South Dakota

Company Overview

Brink Constructors, Inc., a Quanta Services Company, is an electrical contractor with over 75 years of experience in the areas of high voltage transmission line, distribution, and substation erection. With a long and industrious history, our experienced team continues to help power the nation. We're excited you're interested in joining our crew!


This is an exempt/salary position. The pay range is $60,000 - $85,000. Pay may vary depending on your location, skills, and experience.

Location/Travel Requirements: Based out of our Rapid City, South Dakota office with minimal travel.

Job Summary

Prepare cost estimates for projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. This position will provide professional assistance to Operations Manager, field supervisors, and customers.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Develop substation bid hour and bid sheets for estimates on bid projects. Cross training on transmission lines would be required.

  • Contact suppliers for pricing

  • Prepare take-offs, staking sheets

  • Familiarize with bid documents.

  • Conduct visits to job sites as needed.

  • Inform others within the department of project status and current assignments.

  • Assess accurate and efficient estimating techniques.

  • Assist other members of the estimating team

  • Collect historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products.

  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.

  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.

  • Develop and maintain professional, working relationships with vendors, customers, engineers, owners, contractors and subcontractors for any changes in work, schedule, and estimates

    Qualifications & Skills


  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction or Electrical Management, Engineering, Business Administration, or Finance is preferred

  • 3 years of related experience and/or training

  • Electrical experience or training is preferred

  • Drug Free Workplace – must have a negative pre-employment drug test

  • Valid Driver's License


  • Good communication skills - including verbal, written, and speaking

  • Detailed orientated, close attention to detail

  • Good understanding of blueprints and drawings

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office products

  • Independent worker

  • Good judgment and decision making - ability to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

    Pre-screen: Upon offer, employees will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, background, and/or MVR check.


  • 401(k) with company match (traditional & roth available)

  • Paid Holidays and PTO

  • Parental Leave

  • Medical, Dental, Vision

  • Additional Voluntary benefits available

  • Employee Discounts

  • Company paid:

  • Health Plan (HDHP 5,000 -other plan options available for cost)

  • Long Term Disability

  • 1X Base Salary life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Program

    Brink Constructors, Inc. does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

    Brink Constructors, Inc. participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Brink Constructors, Inc. will only use E-Verify once you have accepted a job offer and completed the Form I-9.

    Brink Constructors, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, status as a covered veteran, or other military status.