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Electrical Estimator in Bismarck, ND at BetterJobs

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Bismarck, ND
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Industrial Contractors, Inc.(ICI) is a Bismarck, North Dakota based industrial construction company serving customers in the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountain Regions. We offer a history of proven success in heavy industrial construction projects, boiler install, repair & maintenance, air quality control installations, power and process piping, electrical, industrial machinery overhaul and many other exciting projects.

We are currently looking for an Electrical Estimator to join our team in Bismarck, North Dakota! The Electrical Estimator s primary role is to prepare complete estimates for assigned projects. The position requires a technical aptitude and an attention to detail with a primary focus on generating timely and accurate estimates. Successful candidates will be responsible for preparing and completing bid documents and cost estimates for electrical construction projects including electrical, instrumentation, controls, heat trace, grounding, and convenience power and lighting. Controls the construction costs by evaluating bid specifications and drawings, collecting and analyzing information, ensuring what is required to successfully bid and win the project.

ICI Inc. is an experienced team oriented organization that recognizes and rewards our individual contributors. We are seeking an Electrical Estimator to join our team, and are willing to offer a sign on bonus and relocation expenses for successful candidates.


  • Instrumental in the ICI Proposal Process, responsible for continuous process improvement
  • Performs quantity take-offs and generates pricing and proposals for industrial electrical construction projects
  • Develops and documents logical assumptions during conceptual estimating activities and applies these assumptions to takeoff tasks
  • Communicates with the owner, customer, or engineer to clarify scope of work, materials, and schedule requirements, and documents these clarifications
  • Conducts reviews of milestone documents for the development and pricing of value alternative opportunities
  • Actively participates in the internal estimate review and hand-over process
  • Prepares the final estimate and proposal for presentation to owner or customer
  • Collects and organizes all proposal information for future reference
  • Aids field operations with estimates as needed
  • Directs, coordinates and provides information and documents to subcontractors
  • Prepares contractual exhibits for scope of work for subcontracts and reviews proposals
  • Builds relationships with subcontractors and vendors to obtain a competitive advantage
  • Attends industry events and represents Industrial Contractors, Inc. to the industry in a professional capacity
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Industrial Contractors, Inc. clients and stakeholders
  • Keeps current with latest applicable technology and techniques


  • Bachelor s degree in Construction Management or Electrical Engineering or equivalent years of relevant construction experience required
  • 3-5 years of industrial electrical construction estimation experience
  • Valid driver license and a good driving record
  • Willingness to travel (including overnight) and be able to work evenings and weekends as required
  • General knowledge of construction principles/practices required
  • Knowledge of electrical industrial systems, instrumentation and control systems.
  • Experience with the following types of projects: Industrial, Commercial, Power Generation, Biofuel Plants, Mining, Oil & Gas, Water, and Waste Water
  • General knowledge of negotiated bids, hard bids, and the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) process
  • Working knowledge of estimating technology, tools, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) related software
  • Strong math, analytical skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Effective computer skills including Microsoft Office applications

PAY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to sit; and reach with hands and arms.
  • Frequently is required to talk or hear.
  • Required to stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or climb.
  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions, possibly for extended assignments. The noise level in the office work environment is usually moderate.


  • 401K Program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP)
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company Cell Phone

* Relocation Allowance Available

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