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Electrical Estimator - Superintendent

Job ID 7506
Job Location Picatinny Arsenal - NJ
Category Management
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Electrical Estimator / Superintendent identifies and analyzes cost factors for Picatinny Arsenal building projects and oversees the preparation of estimates, detailed scopes of work and line item proposals for presentation to the federal government. This position also provides supervision over assigned projects and promotes high standards of workmanship performed by subcontractors. The Electrical Estimator / Superintendent is responsible for managing and producing comprehensive electrical estimates while ensuring the timely and quality completion of all assigned projects. 



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Analyzes quote requests and leads the preparation of cost estimates, performance work statements and specifications for existing and proposed projects. Develops quotation plans.


Serves as a source of expertise and performs necessary research to produce accurate, complete and competitive electrical estimates.


Coordinates all pricing and engineering information necessary to complete a quote.


Coordinates estimate reviews with the appropriate project team members to ensure completeness, accuracy and compatibility.


Develops a master project schedule, as required.


Assists project manager in other departments in coordinating pricing, resolving cost estimate issues, and working through related processes and procedures.   


Obtains final pricing approvals, as required.


Conducts site visits to develop statements of work with the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) and Subcontractors.


Ensures all estimates and proposals are accurate and delivered on time. Ensures accuracy of costing and profit margins prior to obtaining approval of final cost proposals for submission to the government.


Oversees project technical activity related to cost estimation. May lead or participates as a project team member, depending on the job size and complexity.

Becomes thoroughly familiar with the plans, specifications, daily correspondence, shop drawings and all documents related to projects.


Works with Project Manager to prepare project schedules.


Supervises and inspects the work of subcontractors. Oversees subcontracted workforce to ensure safe, efficient, economical and timely completion of work. Instructs subcontractors in job direction and company policies.  Ensures construction conforms to contract requirements. Emphasizes high quality standards that promote customer satisfaction. 


Responsible for worksite adherence to all safety standards. Understands and enforces company safety policies and procedures. Organizes safety meetings with employees and supervisors.  Practices, instructs and enforces all OSHA safety requirements / guidelines. 


Conducts meetings with subordinates, subcontractors and others, as appropriate, to share information and to coordinate / direct work.


Develops Activity Hazard Analysis and/or Job Hazard Analysis for submittal on task orders.


Travels to remote job locations, as needed.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or a related field of study and a minimum of five (5) years’ electrical experience, supervisory management and cost estimating experience with direct experience in estimating electrical construction projects; or equivalent combination of education, training and/or certification and experience.



Recognized certification such as Certified Cost Estimator/ Analyst (CCEA) or DAWIA Certification is helpful, but not required

USACE Construction Quality Management for Contractors Certification or PMP Certification is helpful, but not required



Working knowledge of estimating with emphases on electrical systems and project superintendent with an acceptable degree of construction knowledge

Extensive knowledge and understanding of data-driven cost estimating and analysis techniques and standard practices

Demonstrated knowledge in industrial safety and OSHA regulations with ability to develop and implement safety plans / measures, OSHA 30 certified preferred but not required.

Skilled proficiency in RSMeans Costworks, Takeoff software, and Microsoft Office programs (i.e., Excel, Word, Outlook) ability to use microsoft project

Skilled in facilitating teamwork and coordinating efforts for the successful achievement of goals

Excellent supervisory and management skills with ability to resolve conflicts, grievances, confrontations or disagreements in a constructive manner

Ability to read and comprehend blueprints

Ability to read and understand pricing requirements outlined in contractual documents

Ability to write a detailed scope of work that is clear, concise and easily understood

Solid customer service skills with ability to develop professional relationships

Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects, priorities and deadlines

Detail-oriented with excellent analytical, critical thinking and financial management skills

Strong decision-making and problem solving skills

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

Ability to work both independently and lead a team

Ability to schedule, plan and lead meetings

Willing and able to travel according to project site needs concurrently

Must be able to pass a background check



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



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 of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office environment. Regularly required to sit. Regularly required use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms to handle objects and operate tools, computer, and/or controls. Must be able to talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand, walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. May be required to lift, push or pull 50 pounds or more using cart or hand truck. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. May work near moving or mechanical parts. May have exposure to chemicals, fumes, warehouse environment or adverse weather conditions. Will be required to use safety and personal protective equipment.