Electrical Estimator Fort Collins CO

Job Locations US-CO-Fort Collins
Electrical Construction


Interstates is currently seeking a talented and motivated Electrical Estimator to join our team. Your role will be to work with our team of construction professionals and provide accurate and efficient cost estimates for projects in and around the Fort Collins, CO area.


Salary range for this position is $54,656 - $81,984



  • Develop accurate and timely electrical construction estimates on which we base competitive bids and proposals for our client-base customers.
  • Analyze and interpret detailed drawings and specifications.
  • Determine and price value-engineered alternatives to plans and specifications.
  • Perform budget pricing from schematic drawings and narrative.
  • Draft scope letters, proposals and vendor solicitations.
  • Attend job walks; pre-bid meetings; collaborations and conferences with clients and design professionals.
  • Support the Lead Electrical Estimator with the functioning of the Estimating Department; the education and development of junior personnel; on-going development and maintenance of computerized estimating programs and databases; congenial relations with clients and vendors.
  • Maintains and captures all necessary documentation of the bid cycle (i.e.: notes, assumptions, verbal instructions).
  • Assesses risks and mitigates them by offering solutions and clarifies them in proposals.
  • Participates with sales and project negotiations.
  • After award, assembles and transfers the estimate information to the execution team.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Work alongside other estimators, project managers and project engineers on change-orders and cost-to-complete estimates of on-going projects.
  • Help create and communicate company standards for estimating electrical design/build and plans and specs work.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma or GED required, but additional education or experience in estimating is preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite.
  • Analytical, problem-solving mentality with ability to solve complex problems.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Possesses sound judgement skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Experience with a major computerized program (e.g. BHS, Accubid, etc.).
  • 2-5 years of industrial electrical estimating experience.
  • Construction Management degree or other equivalent studies.


Travel: This position will be expected to travel locally up to 20% as it relates to attending meetings, job walks, etc.


About us: For over fifty years, we've tackled complex challenges and developed innovative solutions. Yet, the most impressive thing we've built is our team. At Interstates, we treat each other like family because the foundation of our success is our team. We've created a collaborative workplace based on trust, integrity, and support. We offer education and career growth opportunities, one of the best safety records in the business, and benefits that put our families first.



  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Company-paid Short and long-term disability
  • Paid time off and Holidays
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Matching 401k program
  • Pay for performance bonuses
  • HSA contributions
  • Casual dress code
  • Safety focused culture
  • Family-focused culture
  • Community Giveback opportunities


Interstates is an Equal Opportunity/AA Employer and provides a drug-free work environment.



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