Interstates Estimator in Fort Dodge, Iowa


City/TownFort Dodge



Interstates is growing, and we are currently seeking an Estimator to join our Interstates Construction Team for our Fort Dodge or Des Moines, IA office. The Estimator will be responsible for preparing and assisting in the preparation of estimates for electrical, industrial construction projects, as defined in the primary job duties section below. Interstates seeks ambitious, innovative individuals with the ability to grow and maintain value-added relationships with our team and external customers.

Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Estimate preparation

  • Write formal proposals

  • Travel to pre or post bid meetings

  • Assist in upgrading and devising new estimating methods

  • Train new estimators or others helping on a temporary basis

  • Assist with sales and project negotiations

  • Assist in finding new projects

  • Communicate with clients (owners, general contractors, etc.)

  • Utilize computers to prepare estimate takeoff and calculation sheets

  • Assist other members of the estimating team

  • Analyze bid documents such as blueprints, specifications, etc., to prepare estimates

  • Review data to prepare material and labor takeoffs

  • Consult with clients and vendors to prepare takeoffs

  • Formulate estimate requirements for electrical equipment on a design/build basis

  • Other duties may be assigned

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Construction Management, Business Administration, or Finance

  • Or 3-4 years of related experience and/or training

  • Or equivalent combination of education and related experience/training

  • Electrical experience or training is preferred

  • May be willing to provide additional training, should the candidate be capable of performing the job well

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience or working knowledge of Accubid estimating software

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Able to track and organized project and information

  • Able to calculate figures and amounts

  • Possesses sound judgement skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize work

Travel: This position will be based out of our Fort Dodge or Des Moines, IA office, and may require some occasional travel to job sites, per business needs and requirements

Interstates is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer and provides a drug free work environment.

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