Junior Cost Estimator - Brentwood, CA in Brentwood, CA at RCS Corporation

Date Posted: 6/27/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Brentwood, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job ID: #17140

RCS Corporation has an immediate need for a Junior Estimator located in Brentwood, CA.  This is a full-time, contract-to-direct hire assignment, with anticipated duration of 6 months and direct employment offered thereafter. Local candidates are preferred as there is no relocation or per diem available for this assignment. 

Who We Are
RCS Corporation is a certified Woman Business Enterprise (WBE) specializing in the recruitment of professionals for best-of-class companies throughout the United States.  Since 1994, RCS recruits top talent for direct hire, temp-to-perm and contract staffing positions and provides customized payroll services. Our Recruiting Specialties consist of all Engineering Disciplines, Project Management, Project Controls, Information Technology, Energy Efficiency and Business Professionals.

Our Client
Our client is a utility specialty contractor with over 20 years of experience working with the nation's largest utility providers, private contractors and developers, municipalities and cooperatives. They specialize in providing turnkey solutions for project of all sizes, and do so with dedication to completing the job on-time while providing the industry’s most innovative safety standards and are driven by a corporate culture of Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus and Employee Empowerment. 

Job Summary

The Estimator forecasts project costs by gathering details and compiling data to estimate all production costs according to specifications. The estimator must consider raw material, labor, equipment, tools, labor, and transportation. Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on cost estimates and budgetary constraints.


  • Plan, organize, and produce construction estimates in accordance to the Company's policies & procedures.
  • Visit job and proposal sites performing estimates and gathering current cost data.
  • Prepare, coordinate, review and distribute construction estimates in accordance with the Company's procedures.
  • Develop and maintain cost databases to support estimating needs.
  • Support the field workforce in the preparation of estimates for change orders and claims.
  • Prepare reports and analysis pertinent to construction estimating as requested by management.
  • Produce reasonable schedules to support a construction estimate.
  • Analyze bidding results to determine areas for improvement and implement improvements in future bids.
  • Prepare bills of material and other information for use by purchasing or the appropriate department.
  • Develop crew and equipment requirements with project managers.
  • Responsible for maintaining existing relationships and also building new relationships.
  • Reviews and evaluates incoming estimating opportunities vs. existing estimating commitments.
  • Responsible for logging in bids to appropriate software for sales tracking purposes, etc.
  • Create and present proposals in a professional manner.
  • Responsible for contract review after the award of a project.
  • Also after the award of a project, responsible to ensure estimate is turned over to project management, giving appropriate information to the operations department with a clear definition of the work to be performed, by means of proper documentation and verbal discussions.
  • May request certificates of insurance.
  • May order material submittals.
  • Other duties as assigned by Account Manager, Senior Project Manager or Project Manager

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Electrical Distribution Cost Estimating experience for overhead power lines
  • 1-3 years experience preferred
  • Requires effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills and strong computer literacy. Good problem-solving skills and the ability to multi-task are essential. Must be a self-starter and have the ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Project, Word, Excel, B2W, and P6 a plus.
  • Google Earth Pro experience preferred
  • Ability to read and understand civil, architectural, structural, mechanical plans and specifications as they relate to electrical and/or other utility work.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving  skills with great ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

RCS is an equal opportunity employer that prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type. RCS recruits, hires, and promotes for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, disability, military status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, genetic information or age. All terms and conditions of employment such as compensation, benefits, work assignment, availability of facilities and privileges of employment are administered on the same basis of equality.