Lead Estimator - Power Transmission & Distribution

Location: Syracuse, NY
Division: Power Operations
Employment duration: Full time
Employee Referral Bonus: Tier 1


Think you have what it takes to strengthen our nation’s power grid? We know we do! Michels is one of the largest, most sought-after power delivery contractors in the United States. We do it all – from building transmission lines and substations to distribution networks and inside wiring. We also restore power after natural disasters strike. Our work improves lives. Find out how a career at Michels can change yours.

As a Lead Estimator, your key responsibility will be to mentor and give direction to Estimators, review and prepare job estimates and bids, develop job schedules and forecasts, complete take-offs, conduct site reviews, and interact with customers related to the project. This position works and negotiates with potential subcontractors during the estimating phase. This individual will work closely with the Estimating Manager and Project Management team to ensure customer needs are being met and jobs are being awarded.

Why Michels?

  • We are consistently ranked among the top 10% of Engineering News-Record’s Top 400 Contractors
  • Our steady, strategic growth revolves around a commitment to quality
  • We are family owned and operated
  • We invest an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year
  • We reward hard work and dedication with limitless opportunities
  • We believe it is everyone’s responsibility to promote safety, regardless of job titles.

Why you?

  • You thrive in fast-paced environments under tight deadlines
  • You relish new challenges and evolving technology
  • You enjoy collaborating and communicating with your teammates
  • You like to know your efforts are noticed and appreciated
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills
  • You exceed in your ability to persuade others 

What it takes:

  • 10+ years of estimating experience in the power delivery industry
  • Solid Microsoft Office Suite and estimating software skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Negotiating experience
  • A valid driver license for the type(s) of vehicles you may be driving and an acceptable driving record
  • Travel

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