21001340 Requisition #

Henkels & McCoy is an industry-leading utility construction firm providing critical infrastructure construction and maintenance services for the power, oil & gas pipeline, gas distribution, and communication markets throughout North America. Founded in 1923, Henkels & McCoy adapts over 95 years of experience to the dynamic and evolving infrastructure needs of today. Henkels & McCoy has been recognized with an E. I. DuPont Safety Excellence Award and is a founding member of the ET&D Partnership, a collaborative industry partnership working to reduce fatalities, injuries, and illnesses in the electric line construction industry.


The overall responsibility for this position is the estimating, assisting with proposal development and project costing for assigned utility construction projects. The estimator will prepare complete cost estimates for  power distribution, power transmission or substation utility construction projects.   


  • Review and incorporate historical data from past projects, subcontractor costs, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures
  • Review contracts, 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 Corporate and Region personnel in preparation of estimates. Provide technical support as necessary
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures
  • Assist in developing and supporting the proposal response.  Includes writing work plans, schedule development, other technical response  
  • Manage RFP process for necessary suppliers and subcontractors
  • Interface with owner, A/E, partners 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 hand-off to PM / Operations: Including job cost tracking set-up, development of revenue recognition units and productivity analysis reporting
  • Perform additional assignments as required
  • 20% overnight travel often upon short notice


  • Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management is required
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience estimating power transmission, distribution and/or substation construction OR Telecom construction OR Gas/Underground construction is required
  • Experience with B2W estimating software is required
  • Knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, plus the ability to analyze cost data is required
  • Knowledge of scheduling programs (P6) is desired
  • Understanding of Project Management Methodology is a plus
  • Must have the ability to prepare complex proposals with minimal supervision
  • Excellent presentation skills, good communicative and interpersonal skills is required
  • MS Office
  • This position will work out of the Salem IL or Chattanooga TN office.

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

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