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Senior Estimator

Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo

This is a Full-time position in Denver, CO posted June 7, 2021.

Primoris Renewable Energy is currently looking for a Sr.

Estimator to join our team in Aurora, CO.

The position of Sr.

Estimator will be responsible for delivering safe, cost-effective and quality estimates of complex and large utility scale solar projects.

The Sr.

Estimator is the single point of accountability for the completion of conceptual and final hard-bid estimates for self-perform construction work.

The Sr.

Estimator will manage all aspects of estimate development including scope, schedule, cost, safety and quality.

They will complete their estimates by performing a thorough and complete bid analysis reviewing all relevant project data, facts and information.

The Sr.

Estimator will complete their estimate by developing a plan for the scope of work involved in the project using reasoning, sound logic and current means and methods of construction.

The Sr.

Estimator must be capable of presenting their estimate to the leadership team, demonstrating high competency of all components of the estimate and include back-up supporting documentation to defend the estimate and the information used to assemble it.

The Sr.

Estimator will be expected to communicate clearly and confidently to leadership, all team members and the client regarding the aspects of their estimate.


Estimators must have the ability to work independently, as a team and delegating work to estimators while mentoring them to improve their capabilities.

Estimate projects in accordance with Primoris Policies and Procedures.

Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, drawings, specifications, and related documents.

Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, drawings, specifications, and related documents.

Analyzes regional labor rates and per diems to be used in the estimate.

Ability to travel to project sites to understand construction sequence, means and methods, site conditions and perform time-studies.

Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.

Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

Ability to confer with engineers, vendors and subcontractors to develop Value Engineering ideas to drive project design and economics.

Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.

Able to develop an estimating team for complex projects, delegating to Estimators and Junior Estimators.

Reviews and confirms estimating takeoffs provided by their Estimating team, Engineering and CAD designers.

Reviews and confirms quotations from vendors and subcontractors provided by their Estimating team.

Mentor Estimators and Junior Estimators to assist in their development and professional growth.

Reviews and confirms the accuracy of estimates prepared by their team of Estimators.

Presents to leadership their own estimates and provides supervisory support for estimates prepared by their team.

Effective change control and risk management processes
Prefer a BS degree in a business, Construction Management or Engineering program.

Preference given for experience in Solar, Renewable Energy, or Power Generation.

Minimum of 5 years’ experience estimating solar construction projects.

Detailed knowledge of estimating fundamentals.

Working knowledge of personal computers and software applications with MS office application proficiency.

Working knowledge of estimated software programs (WinEst preferred).

Demonstrated skills in written communications; ability to compose basic as well as complex technical documents, formal letters, invoices.

Demonstrated skills in oral communications; ability to make presentations to large, diverse groups.

Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships while effectively navigating organizational barriers.

Excellent organizational, planning and time management skills.

Working knowledge of project accounting practices and financial systems.

General understanding of Fixed Price, Time & Materials, Cost Plus and Unit contract pricing mechanisms.

Salary is based on experience.

Working knowledge of the techniques needed to lead and influence others in a matrix organization  ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE: Chief Estimator Senior Estimator Estimator Junior Estimator

The management team at PRE has unprecedented experience in the solar industry with 1 GW of projects managed, sold and completed in the last 5 years.

This includes the completion of over 236 MW in 2018, earning us the #1 spot in Texas in the 2019 Top Solar Contractors list, and #7 in the 2019 Top Solar EPC list from Solar Power World, in addition to other placements.

Read more at Solar Power World.

As a part of Primoris Service Corporation, PRE has the financial backing and experience to support any solar project across the United States.

We are committed to providing the highest value solar services in the market and pride ourselves on delivering quality projects on time and on budget.


We are not accepting resumes from Third Party Recruiting Firms for this position.

If you are an Agency or Search firm representative, contact the Primoris Talent Acquisition Manager directly for consideration.

Primoris or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees arising from the use of resumes and online response forms through this source.

In addition, Primoris or its subsidiaries will not be responsible for any fees on unsolicited resumes that are submitted to any member of the Staffing or Operations team.

Primoris has established an approved vendor program for this service, and will only consider accepting submissions from those approved firms.

For consideration in becoming an approved vendor, contact .

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