California Commercial Solar Inc

Estimating Technician

This position is responsible to project and control construction costs by collecting and studying information. Working with the both the operations and sales divisions of the Company, this position will read and interpret engineering drawings, develop and maintain unit rates for estimating, crunch numbers, and organize results into clear concise product to provide the Company with accurate information that will help in operations and strategic planning.

General Information
Location  635 S Atwood
Visalia, CA 93277
United States
Employee Type  Full-Time
Travel  5%
Manage Others  No
Contact Information
Name  Human Resources
  1. Technical Engineering
    1. Develop request for proposal (RFP) and proposal specifications and scopes of work.
    2. Perform drawing takeoffs and construction estimating.
    3. Maintain historical project cost analysis and unit rate development.
    4. Maintain database for data mining and reporting.
  2. Proposal Support
    1. Prepare cost budget estimates and ensure their timely and accurate completion.
    2. Request and review quotes.
    3. Develop and present turnover packages.
    4. Develop and maintain supply chain data.
    5. Other duties as assigned.
  1. 3 years of experience in construction estimating
  2. Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
  3. Able to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates
  4. Basic understanding of accounting and project management concepts
  5. Deep understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics
  6. Experience in
    1. Cost estimating and budgeting
    2. Procurement or subcontracts
    3. PV system design or renewable technologies
    4. Analyzing project cost performance
  7. Excellent proficiency in Excel, Sketchup or AutoCAD, and construction management software
  8. Experience creating technical documentation and technical proposals
  9. Strong understanding of residential construction processes
  10. Superior attention to detail
  11. Excellent communication and negotiation abilities
  12. Impeccable problem-solving skills
  13. Skilled technical writer and editor