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The Estimator will prepare cost estimates for electrical projects, bid projects, prepare portions of contract proposal estimates, communicate with clients, vendors, engineers, architects, building officials, owners, contractors and subcontractors, determine scope of work and submit the tender as shown below.

An electrical estimator works closely with the senior projects staff to provide electrical estimates for tenders received from our customers.

The estimator will:

•          Receive the tender inquiry from the customer and log the tender into the QA/QC system by allocating a tender number and the closing date to the tender section on the computer server.

•          On receipt of the tender documents the estimator will review the documents to ensure that all the specifications, drawings, annexures and other reference documents have been received as shown in the customer invitation to bid.

After confirming that all documents have been received the estimators commence the task of “take off”, this requires the estimator to:

•          Read the specifications to understand the scope of work.

•          Read all the drawings to obtain an overview of what is included in the tender.

•          Read the annexure (if any) to discover if any other additional work scope items that are to be included.

•          Identify the customer requirement for the pricing breakdown details.

If the customer has not provided the tender price breakdown the estimator must develop (with the manager) our own pricing breakdown.

After the tender price breakdown is transferred to the pricing sheet the estimator commences his “take off”. Which means counts the major items of equipment to be sent to our suppliers for project pricing, these include?

•          Switchboards, Power Factor Correction units, Power Conditioner Units, Light Fittings, Power outlets and data equipment and Main and Submain cables;

•          In addition to the above items there are sometimes specialist items that need to be priced, these include: Access Control Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, and Emergency Evacuation Systems, Security and CCTV systems and Generation systems.

These items need to be sent to our suppliers within 20% of the tender period to enable the supplier to price and return prices.

Once these take offs are complete the estimator takes off the infrastructure items such as underground conduits, cable tray systems, conduits systems, wall box access points, minor light and power, data and other cabling requirements.

The Electrical estimator is often required to work different shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays if a job is close to its deadline.

Once all quantities and prices are input to the TSS pricing sheet the estimator then applies hourly rates to each task on the pricing sheet.

Once this task is complete the estimator meets with his manager to finalise other components of the tender such as equipment (cars, cranes, cherry picker etc.) freight, camp cost and air fares, (if remote project),  insurance requirements, productivity factors for labour, the tradesman’s hourly charge out rate etc.

Once the TSS is complete the estimators puts together the tender letter and the table of responsibilities schedule and the schedule of rates for submission to the customer.

The Electrical estimators must have a trade’s background in electrical contracting and certificate from a recognised trade training centre or a bachelor’s degree in Engineering.

The ideal candidate will have had 5 years’ experience as an electrical estimator.


How to Apply : Email your CV & supporting documents too  or contact HR at 70311391 / 392 / 393

P.O. Box 876
Konedobu, NCD
Papua New Guinea
Tel (+675) 70311391/392/393/394
Fax (+675) 3210131