• Chester, VA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

CW Wright Construction Company is a leading provider of high quality turnkey transmission, substation, distribution and solar facility construction services for electric utilities in the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast and Midwest regions of the United States.  Our expertise comprises all aspects of utility work including: overhead, underground, transmission, telephone special hotline construction, substations, cable splicing,
foundations, horizontal and directional boring, and right-of-way clearing. 

We are currently recruiting for an Estimator in the Energy, Power & Utilities Sector. The Estimator will be responsible for preparing cost estimates for specific disciplines and providing support to senior staff as directed. The Estimator will also complete pricing and benchmark research as well as maintaining project documents and files in an organized manner.

Job Description

Using industry best practices, prepare cost estimates for Substation, Transmission, and Distribution projects. Working closely with field personnel to identify major issues that might impact the detailed cost estimate.

Obtain subcontract bids. Strong understanding of applicable standards, methods, processes and practices, business fundamentals, and performance metrics in the electric distribution, transmission, and substation areas.

Strong understanding of design drawings and detailed engineering and construction prints. The ability to calculate job requirements from design documents, including quantities, resource hours, duration, limitations, etc.

Analyzes blueprints and other documents and prepares detailed cost estimates. Performs accurate quantity takeoffs of available design documents.

Obtains accurate and up to date pricing information from databases, contractors, suppliers, etc. to utilize in estimates.

May work with architects, engineers, Project Managers and Division managers to develop clear understanding of project scope during preparation of estimate.

Assists senior staff in ways to make projects more efficient. Seeks ways to improve accuracy and efficiency of tasks.

Maintains project documents such as drawings and specifications in an organized and reasonable manner.

Maintains project files on file server in accordance with company standards.

Maintains and updates data library of costs.

Prepares cost reconciliation between two or more estimates and explains variance cost drivers.

Performs such other duties as the Supervisor may from time to time deem necessary.


Three or more years of relevant electrical estimating experience.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment.

Strong verbal and written communication skills.

Must be organized, detailed-oriented and efficient.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. CW Wright is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. CW Wright will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law.