Electrical Estimator-Manhattan, KS

Job Locations US-KS-Manhattan
Project Management


Interstates is currently in search of talented and motivated Estimator with electrical industrial project estimating. 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 Manhattan KS area.


Interstates Describes Its Culture as: Family-Like 

  • Caring co-workers treat each other like family
  • Be treated like an individual, not just a number
  • Flexible schedules allow you to focus on your personal life as well as work life
  • Lunch gatherings and social activities promotes fun and camaraderie
  • Support charities and your community through events sponsored and hosted by Interstates

Interstates Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Truest
  • Quality
  • Dependability
  • Family

Our Why:

  • Providing opportunities for our people
  • Making a difference with our clients
  • Pursuing a better way


Position Summary:


The estimating department is responsible for producing project-specific construction estimates based on written and/or oral instructions from our clients. Your role in this process will be as follows:

  • The primary responsibility to 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 Regional Director 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.
  • Work under deadline pressures in an efficient, composed and calm manner.


Additional Essential Functions:  

  • 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 by management


Minimum Requirements:

  • A high school diploma or GED is required, but additional education or experience in estimating, construction management or other equivalent studies is preferred.
  • Knowledge and proficiency with Code requirements and basic electrical engineering calculations; Voltage-drop, Ohm’s law, conduit-fill, wire ampacity, de-rating, etc.
  • Extensive experience with the following software: Microsoft Project (scheduling software), Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Outlook, AutoCAD, and one of the major computerized estimating programs (e.g., BHS, Accubid, etc)
  • Analytical, problem-solving mentality
  • Team player, self-motivated, gets along well with supervisors, peers and subordinates.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Able to track and organize project and information
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts
  • Possesses sound judgement skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize work
  • Willing to consider commercial electrical experience with the right candidate

Application Questions

Job Type: Full-time

Pay:  Dependent upon experience

Schedule:  Monday to Friday



  • 401(k)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Vacation
  • Vision Insurance

Company's website:

Work Remotely:

  • No

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


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