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Electrical Estimator

Company Overview

Matrix Electrical Contracting provides professional electrical contracting services for both commercial and multi-unit residential projects. The Matrix Electrical Contracting team is comprised of experienced electrical contractors, Master Electricians, and Electrical Engineers with over 40+ years of combined experience. Our corporate office is based out of Long Island City, New York. Whether it’s a large office building, or a mid-sized residential complex, Matrix Electrical Contracting is equipped to handle any job. Our professionally trained contractors utilize only the best in high tech equipment and are considered the leader in Electrical Contractor services.

Job Summary

The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and have at least 5 years of experience estimating a full spectrum of electrical construction projects ranging from $500,000 to $5,000,000.  This is a great opportunity to get on board with one of the leading electrical contractors in New York. Our projects are broad and diverse and we employ a team of inspiring individuals. We are looking for someone who is ready to be challenged and hit the ground running doing the following:

Responsibilities and Duties


  • Analyze new electrical construction and run competitive bid analysis
  • Plan and direct all investigations and negotiations pertaining to technical aspects of conceptual estimating
  • Demonstrate a credible interface with client, design professionals, and consultants.
  • Conduct skilled constructability reviews
  • Create construction cost estimates; track estimates; track estimates throughout the entire design process
  • Prepare bids and effectively schedule all preconstruction activities
  • Engage suppliers and subcontractors
  • Demonstrate strong risk recognition and management skills
  • Create a complete project schedule for the construction team and a plan for implementation 

Course of Electrical Construction

  • Dispense advice, guidance, direction, and authorization to carry out major plans and procedures, consistent with established policies and practice
  • Apply effective problem solving skills, which are appropriately creative and innovative
  • Track, forecast, report labor hours and material costs.
  • Collaborate with field labor supervisor to plan, organize and schedule project work including preparation of an integrated project schedule
  • Maintain working knowledge of contract drawings, detail drawings and specs
  • Negotiate agreements with our subcontractors and assure their performance
  • Maintain working knowledge of general conditions, work scope and specifications or project contract


  • Consistently meet deadline and project commitments
  • Train, mentor, and delegate staff effectively
  • Demonstrate a customer service approach to management
  • Establish and maintain an effective system of communication throughout the project team
  • Write subcontracts and purchase orders


  • Source/secure new business opportunities by establishing contacts and sustaining long term relationships
  • Foster outstanding customer service and positive client relationships
  • Deliver effective presentations and demonstrate accomplished interview skills


Qualifications and Skills

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience as an Electrical Estimator
  • Ability to read drawings complete take-offs
  • Experience with estimating software i.e. PlanSwift
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required.
  • Procore experience preferred
  • Strong cost control and project budget management experience.
  • Must be flexible and have strong multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Must be able to able to conceptually estimate based on preliminary architectural drawings and outline performance requirements/scope of work for subcontractors.
  • Strong ability to work with others: clients, fellow workers, subordinates and management.
  • Strong abilities in scheduling and must be familiar with purchase orders, project manager documents and writing contracts.
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