Senior Electrical Estimator | Cost Manager

Location US-CA-San Diego | US-CA-Sunnyvale | US-AZ-Scottsdale | US-CA-Los Angeles
Posted Date 6 months ago(8/9/2017 11:36 AM)
Cost Management/Estimating


At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America. We are ranked in the ENR Top 25 and voted one of the best companies to work for in San Diego. With over 20 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


In this role, you will be a member of our highly reputable Cost Management & Estimating team. The cost team delivers solutions to clients in the areas of Conceptual Estimating, Budget Development, Cost Planning, Feasibility Studies, Value Management, Economic Forecasting, Milestone Reports, Pre/Post Contract Auditing, Change Order Review/Reconciliation, BIM 5D Cost Modeling, LEED Cost Analysis, Life Cycle Costing, and more. We encourage you to research us to learn more about our outstanding reputation within this service line.


We are currently looking for an Electrical Estimator / Cost Manager to be based out of one of our offices.  This role has the potential to fast track into a leadership roleYou will be a member of our highly reputable Cost Management & Estimating team, working within our MEP group. You will provide cost oversight and estimates to a diverse portfolio of clients, and we will depend on your abilities to continue our outstanding level of service to our clients at all levels of design and construction.




At Cumming, Cost Managers are the backbone of our organization. We depend on you to perform multi-faceted tasks within short time frames with the goal of exceeding client expectations. You will work closely with the Cost and Project Management teams to ensure all expectations are met. Expect to work on multiple, exciting project types. This role has the potential to fast track into a leadership role. Below are some of the items you will be tasked with.

  • Provide electrical cost expertise on a variety of projects including, but not limited to: education, healthcare, hospitality, themed entertainment, infrastructure, hi-tech, gaming, etc.
  • Quantity take-offs at CD level.
  • Obtain quotes for materials and communicate with subs for pricing verification.
  • Prepare accurate quantity surveys and estimates for those divisions of the project as assigned.
  • Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier quotations or scheduling input as required for the assignments.
  • Prepare lists of subcontractors/suppliers confirmed to be bidding on project.
  • Assist in the compiling of quantities/costs affecting general conditions.
  • Collaborate with Architects/Engineers to request clarifications or additional information.
  • Attend project meetings and perform site investigations as assigned.
  • Ability to quantify with adequate detail and provide well organized estimate detail with reasonable baseline unit pricing.
  • Have intermediate to advanced understanding of electrical and low voltage systems in order to recognize relative costs.
  • Monitor take-off and be a resource person for other team members of the estimate team.
  • Develop/prepare/review value analysis estimates.
  • Provide MEP expertise to project management team in the construction planning meeting. Familiarize the project team with assumptions and methods contemplated by the estimate. Assist with the initial project subcontracting plan.
  • Become familiar in usage and maintenance of all estimating software.
  • Demonstrate effective leadership and assist in the development of junior Cost Managers.
  • Some travel may be required.


  • BA/BS degree in construction of related field preferred
  • 5+ years experience in the construction industry, preferably in the electrical field and a minimum of 5 years of electrical estimating experience required
  • Strong conceptual Estimating skills with limited information
  • Mixture of both field and consulting experience preferred
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and prefer experience in On-Screen Takeoff (OST)
  • Experience conceptual, schematic, DD, and CD phases of estimating
  • Experience in general estimating and/or mechanical estimating a plus
  • General knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control, and material pricing required.
  • Ability to read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts, cost coding systems, etc. is required
  • Ability to build strong relationships both internally and externally

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CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.


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