Henkels & McCoy

Power Estimating Manager

2 weeks ago
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Henkels & McCoy, Inc. (H&M) is a leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure for the Power, Communications, Oil & Gas Pipeline, and Gas Distribution markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, H&M brings yesterday’s experience to the evolving infrastructure needs of today. We consistently rank in the top ten of Engineering News-Record’s Specialty Contractors and have been recognized with an E.I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award for our safety performance. H&M is also a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the construction industry. We are currently seeking a Senior Estimator to prepare construction estimates for Power projects.  The position will be based in our Pomona, California, office.

Major Job Elements



Lead the cost estimating team in the preparation of complete estimates for transmission, distribution or substation construction projects.  Assigned projects range from medium to large size and complexity and must be prepared either directly or through subordinate personnel. 

  • Review and incorporate historical data from past projects, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures. 
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of the estimate. 
  • Prepare estimates by calculating the complete takeoff of the scope of work. 
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to a particular bid / project. 
  • Review all final estimate packages with operations personnel prior to formal quotation, to insure accuracy and completeness. 
  • Participate in bid strategy and presentation meetings as requested. 
  • Support other Region personnel in preparation of estimates for other lines of work. (Telco, Civil, Gas)  Provide technical support as necessary. 
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures. 
  • Interface with owner, A/E or other contractors to provide engineering and cost data to assist Operations in the final evaluation of bid / proposal. 
  • Follow awarded contracts – may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits; procurement of material etc.
  • Facilitate contract handoff to PM / Operations.  Includes job cost tracking set-up, development of revenue recognition units and productivity analysis reporting.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.


Education / Work Experience- Four year engineering degree or equivalent combination of technical training and experience required.  Ten years experience estimating, cost control and/or engineering experience related to outside power line construction (transmission/distribution/substation, etc.) required.


General Skills- Advanced knowledge of estimating techniques and ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems. Must have the ability to prepare complex proposals with minimal supervision.  Good communicative and interpersonal skills required. 


Henkels & McCoy, Inc Experience- Desired, but not required.





Henkels & McCoy, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.




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