Junior Estimator- Solar

at JD Ross Energy
Location East Brunswick
Date Posted March 29, 2021
Category Mining / Oil / Gas
Job Type Not Specified


Junior Estimator- Solar

Junior Estimator- Solar | Renewable Energy | EPC | C&I and Utility Scale | Central New Jersey | Permanent, Full-Time | Salary Dependent on Experience


As a highly ranked contractor in the US, this organization is continually growing and expanding their reaches into other sectors of renewable energy. Currently they are a leading solar EPC firm supported by a culture of personal and professional growth for all who cross paths with them. This organization is the true embodiment of work hard, play hard with the opportunity to reach new heights with your own career while they continue to grow into development and turnkey operations as an organization. It's an exciting time to be a part of their team!


This organization is currently seeking a Junior Estimator- Solar. They must have solar estimating experience and a thorough understanding of the entire project life cycle from bid to completion. This role requires someone with ambition and seeking personal and professional growth in the renewables industry.


  • Assess opportunities for potential construction projects
  • Develop quotes for scope of work (civil, mechanical and electrical installation) using construction estimating software (ConEst), based on proposed drawings and sketches
  • Create total cost estimates for installation work (ranging from $500k to $5M)
  • Calculating various project costs such as materials, labor, and equipment
  • Collaborate cross-departmentally to provide information regarding estimated costs and market values
  • Develop and issue Request for Proposals which include vendors, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Communicate with contractors to obtain estimates and bid clarification
  • Develop relationships with vendors to properly assess costs and effectively reduce overall expenditures
  • Keep up to date on market costs


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical, Civil or Mechanical Engineering or Construction
  • At least 1+ years of C&I or Utility Scale solar estimating experience
  • At least 1 years of solar construction or EPC experience
  • Experience working on C&I or utility scale PV systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of electrical systems and wiring of solar arrays
  • Experience in cost control, purchasing, scheduling and the ability to read takeoffs and properly valuate off engineering drawings
  • Ability to conceptualize project prior to construction (not developing design)
  • Capable of estimating projects up to $5M
  • Strong communication skills and ability to negotiate costs
  • Knowledge of ConEst, estimating software and Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to be a leader and display problem solving techniques
  • Capability to build a team and lead from the front


  • Salary Dependent on Experience (organization known to pay well above market average)
  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401k match
  • Discretionary PTO
  • Strong office culture that promotes excitement and professional growth
  • Fast Track Career Opportunity

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