Chief Estimator, Renewable Energy

Bridgelink Engineering Published: March 15, 2021
United States
Job Type
Design & Construction / Energy /

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Bridgelink Engineering (Bridgelink) is a turnkey, construction led engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction management company that focuses on providing comprehensive, multi-discipline solutions to developers. With our management team having over 20 years of experience in the energy space, Bridgelink Engineering, has the skill set and experience to consistently provide innovative solutions and deliver results to the highest standard on every project.

Position Summary

Bridgelink Engineering has an excellent career opportunity for an Estimator/ Chief Estimator with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the civil and mechanical world, preferably in the renewable energy industry.

Responsibilities for Chief Estimator

  • Determine labor and construction equipment costs
  • Prepare conceptual estimates
  • Meet and maintain bidding and work schedules Analyze labor, material, and time requirements for a project
  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Present cost estimates to upper management
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
  • Prepare reports detailing all of the costs going into a project
  • Input cost data into company database
  • Notice differences between estimated cost and actual cost
  • Review preliminary quotes and pre-bid estimates with Project Manager
  • Secure all bid documents (bid forms and quote letters
  • Prepare subcontractor bid list and submit drawings to subcontractor
  • Participate in bid compilation on bid day
  • Assist jobsite staff with estimates after bid award
  • Look at customer requirements for a project
  • Complete other responsibilities as assigned
  • Maintain good relationship with suppliers and subcontractors Work with the sales team to prepare proposals


  • Engineering, Construction Management or Architectural degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 3 years project engineering or related experience in the civil/ mechanical world
  • Experience with Renewable Energy highly preferred
  • Ability to read and understand specifications and drawings
  • Ability to make accurate judgments and calculations
  • Working knowledge of construction costs and principles
  • Estimating experience (quantity takeoffs, purchasing accounting; engineering design knowledge and project management experience desirable)
  • Familiarity with HCSS HeavyBid, Sage or Timberline
  • Familiarity with Building Connected, SmartBid, Procore, etc.

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