Electrical Estimator

Kingsport, TN posted on January 15

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T E C Industrial has been building a team for more than 60 years, we are a growing Industrial Maintenance and Construction specialty contractor focused on the safety of our employees, integrity of our operations, and the solutions achieved for our customers.  Our company is a welcome home for individuals who take pride in their work, who enjoy working on a strong team, and who keep our customer’s needs in mind.  T E C Industrial is recognized in the industry as leader in providing comprehensive solution to our customers, and we do it with a strong group of dedicated employees.  

We are proud to offer our employees: 

  • Medical, Dental
  • Vision
  • STD
  • LTD
  • Group Life
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Voluntary Life
  • 401k plan with Co. match
  • Supplemental options: Accident plan, Critical Illness plan, Whole life insurance, FSA

We are a growing organization seeking committed candidates to help us serve our clients. Currently we have an opportunity for an Electrical Estimator.


Under the direct supervision of the Estimating Manager, the Electrical Estimator provides cost estimate support for Industrial Electrical projects.  The Electrical Estimator will generate and manage estimates for new bids, pre-bidding process, and ongoing projects to facilitate budget control across all scopes, systems, and assemblies. Estimates vary from conceptual to full guarantee maximum price estimates to lump sum bids. Ability to complete full quantity take-offs to support accurate estimates for all disciplines in a full range of projects.

Essential Functions:

The statements below reflect the items considered necessary to describe the essential functions of the job identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Attend Pre-Bid Meetings
  • Perform a thorough review of the Project Specifications, Scope of Work and Drawings
  • Organize Bid Documents in a Professional manner
  • Maintain an Accurate Listing of Estimates and Due Dates
  • Formulate and clarify questions during Bid Process to eliminate as many assumptions as possible
  • Develop a List of Clarifications and Exclusions throughout the Estimating Process for inclusion in the Project Proposal
  • Obtain Competitive Pricing on Materials for the Estimate
  • Develop Estimate in a way that it can be reviewed with others for completeness
  • Develop Estimate and Takeoffs in a way that materials can be easily transferred into a purchase order at award
  • Help to maintain an updated Data Base of Unit Rates for Estimating
  • Develop relationships with Key Electrical Suppliers and promote a healthy Competitive Bid Environment within these Suppliers – focus on better pricing for estimates
  • After project award, support creation of a “Buy Out” project materials listing to procurement
  • Assist T E C Industrial’s on-site Supervisor in submitting RFI’s (Request for Information) and resolving design / installation conflicts.
  • Develop Project Change Request Estimates
  • Prepare estimate presentations, special studies, budget control reports and estimating documents for projects and client presentations.
  • Understanding of market labor, and commodity conditions and impacts on construction costs.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of construction methods, and problem-solving skills; good communication skills; and be organized, efficient and responsive to deadlines.

Physical Profile Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The job requires occasionally remaining on one's feet in an upright position without moving for long periods of time, occasionally moving about on foot for long periods of time, remaining in a seated position for long periods of time, and/or climbing stairs, step-ladders, extension ladders and scaffolding ladders. The job also requires the ability to raise or lower an object of approximately 5-50 pounds from one level to another, the ability to transport an object of up to 50 pounds a distance of up to 10 yards, usually holding it in the hands or arms, or on the shoulder, the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly so that an object moves away from the force, and/or the ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, 20 pounds of force frequently and a negligible amount of force constantly so that an object moves toward the force.

Must be capable of operating a standard 1/2 ton pick-up for occasional delivery and pick-up of materials and personnel and hold a valid, unrestricted motor vehicle operator's license issued by the state of residence, and the manual dexterity necessary to operate a standard desktop computer keyboard.

T E C Industrial is a Drug-Free, E-Verify, Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.