Electrical Project Manager / Estimator

Roanoke, VA posted on June 19

Atlantic Constructors is seeking dynamic, motivated, career minded individuals to join our expanding team! Atlantic Constructors has been recognized as an industry leader in the Mid-Atlantic Region for over 50 years.

Job Title: Electrical Project Manager / Estimator

Reports to: Roanoke Division Manager


An ACI Project Manager will oversee all aspects of planning and leading the execution and delivery of our commercial electrical construction projects, including plumbing, sheet metal, HVAC, electrical, fire protection and our respective subcontractors. PM’s are knowledgeable in electrical systems, and will be responsible for reviewing plans and specifications for design and constructability issues.

A successful ACI PM is the team leader, and will stop at nothing to ensure a project meets its financial goals. Our PM’s possess the soft skills required to work with unique personalities that are present in the construction environment, and overcome the challenges common on large construction projects.

PM’s hold quality at the highest regard, and will implement ACI’s quality program across all of their projects.

Electrical Estimator is responsible for preparing and completing bid documents and cost estimates for electrical projects. The Electrical Estimator controls the project costs by review of all construction documents related to the project for bid proposal delivery to the customer. 

Essential Functions

  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with internal project teams, our customers, subcontractors, and key vendors and builds positive morale on the project site
  • Coordinate with various internal departments such as pre-construction, sales, safety, purchasing, VDC, and fabrication shops as well as client personnel and others to:
    • Develop and maintain a build plan and schedule
    • Scope out vendor quotes and purchase equipment and material
    • Scope out subcontractors and issue subcontracts
    • Provide guidance for the fabrication schedule
  • Daily monitoring of key metrics and mentoring site leadership to support the timely execution and completion of the work within budget with no defects or accidents
  • Prepare, monitor, and maintain project budgets, and report to senior management on key metrics
  • Identify changes in scope, prepare pricing, and submit potential change orders to customer
  • When necessary, develop recovery plans to bring metrics, such as issues with safety, quality, or production back on track
  • Review all construction documents including instructions to bidders and scope of work
  • Solicit subcontractor and vendor quotations to ensure coverage on all scopes of work
  • Distribute plans, specifications and addenda to subcontractors and vendors via company ftp website and/or email
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings and site visits as required which may result in travel time on occasion 
  • Prepare estimates by performing a complete takeoff of scope of work and enter into estimating software
  • Thoroughly reviews all take-off and pricing for completeness on all self-performed work
  • Review in detail assigned subcontractor and vendor quotations for full compliance with the plans and specifications
  • Review for completeness required equipment rentals for their trade scope of work
  • Provide trade specific scope of work to Electrical Sales Lead for incorporation into proposals
  • Upon award of projects, assist in procurement of materials and equipment as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibility (Direct Reports Y/N) Y


  • 10 years’ electrical experience as Superintendent, Project Manager or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3-5 years estimating experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be able to apply innovative and effective management techniques
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite  
  • Understanding and capable of taking off electrical systems completely
  • Understanding means and methods of construction for the electrical trade
  • Function effectively as part of a team and coordinate scope of work between cross-functional teams (HVAC, Plumbing, Fire Protection & Alarm, etc.)
  • Must be able to multi-task, work with minimal supervision, follow written and oral instructions, show attention to detail and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Must be able to pass post-offer pre-employment drug screen, and may be required to satisfactorily complete additional background checks as required (i.e. DMV, criminal history)
  • Must adhere to all company policy and procedures
  • Must be available to work assigned schedules and extended hours as needed including day, evening, weekend, and holiday hours 

The work environment and physical demands required would be representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, and may include, but are not limited to the following:

Work Environment:

  • Works in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment
  • Position may require visits to construction site

Physical Demands:

  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopier, filing cabinets and fax machines


  • May require infrequent travel (typically not overnight)


  • Lean six sigma black belt certification, desired
  • Familiarity with the BIM process
  • Estimating experience in a preconstruction/construction environment
  • Understanding of estimating software (Accubid/Trimble a plus)
  • Prior experience with Procore – Project Management System
  • Prior military experience a plus


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