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Estimating Manager

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This is contract to hire and work from home with some travel to NYC.

In this role you will be responsible for managing and leading the creation of capex estimates for turnkey C&I solar, battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) charging projects, including equipment and engineering costs and subcontracted labor costs. Success in this role is dependent on ability to make concurrent technical and business decisions, while owning all costing tools and processes in a high-volume sales environment. The candidate must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time, be able to develop relationships with external suppliers and internal business groups and be a reliable self-starter.

The Sr. Estimating Manager will sit on the Estimating team within Business Development, and will work closely with the Origination, Analytics, Development Engineering and Project Development teams.


Responsible for success, timeliness, competitiveness and accuracy of the capex estimating function
Manage and oversee all capex estimation up to construction-start for solar, storage and EV charging projects
Develop and maintain estimating best practices and train & develop junior estimators/analysts
Owner of all capex estimating tools, models, curves, methods and processes
Ensure all capex estimates fit the design, scope and customer standards associated with the project
Continuously track and report on the estimating teamís turnaround times and processes
Closely work with Procurement and Execution teams to keep a robust cost database current
Regularly analyze as-built capex costs and employ feedback-loops with the Execution team to influence curves
Ensure proper prioritization of capex estimates based on sales needs, backlog and company priorities
Evaluate, critique and negotiate supplier quotes; ensure quoting process is timely & accurate
Develop and maintain material vendor relationships to ensure accurate pre-construction quotes and scopes
Participate in the sales process as a subject matter expert to support winning bid strategies

Education & Experience

Bachelorís degree or higher concentrating in Engineering, Construction Management, Statistics, Math or Physics
5+ years of estimating experience in solar/battery storage and/or procurement of materials and services
10+ years of overall business experience working on construction projects
Creating complex estimating models and/or financial models
Successfully leading internal teams or project teams
Negotiating pricing, scope and terms with vendors
Working with solar canopy scopes and vendors preferred

Highly organized with the ability to multi-task, prioritize and complete tasks efficiently
Strong understanding of solar & storage engineering scopes, including electrical, mechanical, structural, civil and permitting and permitting compliance
Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
Ability to interpret construction plans and specifications
Understanding of regional markets, union labor structures, and prevailing wages
Understand and manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment
Ability to meet deadlines and collaborate with team members working remotely
Expert Microsoft Excel skills
Competent knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Teams
Experience with PVBid, Procore and Salesforce a plus

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