Chief Electrical Estimator

Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/8/2023 1:18 PM)
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IME is seeking a Chief Electrical Estimator. This will be an individual who thrives in a leadership role - Someone who wants to make their mark in a $240B industry. IME’s new Chief Electrical Estimator will have an opportunity to build a winning team and drive decisions in preconstruction with the support of the company’s leadership group.


If the following describes you – Let us know!

  • You have a desire to elevate your electrical estimating career
  • You love the challenge of designing estimates for complex commercial and industrial electrical projects
  • You take ownership in QA/QC and don’t let details sneak by
  • You are a team player who can own the responsibility of a prime role in a growing company
  • You live for watching your team win
  • You want the work you do to count and make a difference

The Chief Electrical Estimator will report to the Director of Preconstruction and work at IME’s Headquarters in beautiful Denver, Colorado – one of the most sought-after locations in the U.S. The beautiful mountains, skiing, hiking and adventure are only part of Colorado’s allure. It is also home to many craft breweries, award winning restaurants, a cultural downtown scene and annual events and festivals. Relocation is available for this opportunity. 



  • Lead a team of estimators to ensure timely and accurate estimates are produced for all projects. Effectively manages and assigns workloads to direct reports to take advantage of strengths of staff, training opportunities, and development of a strong and consistent department ensuring outstanding customer service. Develop and mentor estimating team. Foster employee engagement and career growth by providing training opportunities, effective feedback, and guidance as well as setting clear expectations and accountability.
  • Collaboratively lead the estimating and proposal process for the pre-construction group by providing strategic insights to pursuit strategy. Actively participate in the design review process including leading stakeholder decision meetings and providing client-focused solutions. Review and analyze project plans and specifications to determine project requirements and scope of work. Actively participate in RFQ and RFP responses including client interviews. Review bid results and provide feedback to the team on areas of improvement. Effectively communicate information regarding project risks, challenges, and opportunities to clients and colleagues
  • As a working estimator, create budgets based on conceptual information tracking and trending cost as the project progresses through design. Develop accurate cost estimates for materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractor work. Prepare original and competitive bid proposals for submission to clients illustrating the value of the IME team.
  • Build relationships with clients, subcontractors, and suppliers to stay informed of market trends and pricing. Work collaboratively with project managers and engineers to identify value engineering opportunities. Facilitate project handoff to the operations team.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures, as well as local, state, and federal regulations.




  • Bachelor's degree or Associate degree in a relevant field and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Identifying, preparing, and proposing value engineering opportunities. Demonstrated success working with customers and design teams on design build and design assist projects
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in electrical estimating, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Experience with estimating software and tools: Bluebeam, Accubid and Live count preferred.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations and codes.

Working Conditions:

The majority of the time you will work in a typical office environment, the remainder of the time you will be on construction job sites. When on construction job sites you will encounter typical construction conditions including extreme temperatures, noise, dust, mud debris, welding, leading edge, trenching and shoring, sometimes in a confined space.  You may be required to visit multiple locations during any one day.

Benefit Overview:

IME provides an industry leading comprehensive benefits package.  Full time employees are eligible to choose from a variety of healthcare coverage options, which become effective the first of the month after hire.  In addition, employees are offered a substantial amount of PTO and immediately eligible to make contributions to a generously matched and fully vested 401k. 


Salary Range: $ 120000 - 200000 annually 

*Final salary and rates are based on education, experience, skills relevant to the role, and internal equity.*


Established in 1946, IME is part of Quanta Services, the largest specialty contractor in North America. We base our business model on always doing the right thing and pride ourselves in finding the best processes and practices in everything we do. As an electrical contractor, we install and service the power and lighting to commercial and industrial buildings in the Western US.



The statements included in this job description are not intended to be all-inclusive.  They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.  Other duties may be assigned as required.  It is the policy of the company to comply with all federal and state laws concerning the employment of persons with disabilities and to act in accordance with regulations and guidance issued by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC).  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act (ADAAA), the company does not discriminate against applicants and individuals with disabilities, and when needed, will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees who are qualified for a job, with or without reasonable accommodations, so that they may perform the essential job duties of the position.  Furthermore, it is company policy not to discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to application procedures, hiring, advancement, discharge, compensation, training or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  

Intermountain Electric, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. In addition to federal law requirements, The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. The Company strives to maintain a work environment free from all forms of unlawful employment discrimination. The Company will not tolerate any form of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion/creed, gender, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, citizenship status, veteran status, military service, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state, or local law. All employment decisions shall be consistent with the principle of equal employment opportunity and only job-related criteria (including but not limited to experience, skill, and job performance) will be considered. Please note that the Company’s commitment to extending equal opportunity does not in any way alter or diminish the at-will relationship we maintain with our employees.


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