Henkels & McCoy

Estimator -Power

US-PA-Blue Bell
2 weeks ago
Job ID
# Positions
Job Category
Project Management
CDL Required
Lifting Required
Travel Required


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. 


We are currently seeking an Estimator - Substation, Transmission & Distribution to support the East Region Power Line of Business.




Major Job Elements

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, and attend pre-bid meetings
  • Estimating medium to large projects for Transmission, Distrubution and Substations.
  • Request and analyze pricing from subcontractors and material suppliers.
  • Prepare estimates by performing takeoffs, developing construction approach, and calculating projected costs.
  • Coordinate total estimating effort with proposal team.
  • Review and analyze historical data from past projects.
  • Review estimates with operations.
  • Present and participate in bid strategy meetings.
  • Prepare technical proposals by working with the team to translate the construction process and plan of construction into a professional presentation.
  • Meet proposal deadlines by establishing priorities and target dates.
  • Identify and mitigate risks associated with projects.
  • Facilitate contract handoff to PM and Operations team.
  • Follow awarded contracts – analyze actual costs and adjust future estimates.




  • BS Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field is preferred. 
  • Minimum 3+ years' of combined experience - Power Estimating, Project Managing, or field experience in outside power construction required.
  • Experience in estimating mid-scale projects and advance knowledge of construction and utility practices.
  • Knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and general profit/loss terms.
  • Proficient in computerized bidding software. 
  • Proficient in MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Able to travel to job locations to assist in confirming project site conditions.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentation.
  • Problem solving, time management and organizational skills required.



  • Able to prepare complex estimates and proposals with minimal supervision.



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




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